Book Review: With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective by Heidi Siefkas

WithNewEyesHeidiSiefkasTitle: With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective

Author: Heidi Siefkas

Genre: Memoir / Inspiration

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn’t content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms.

But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective.

 With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and be the captain of your own ship.

Last year, I read and reviewed Heidi Siefkas’ debut novel, When All Balls Drop. I enjoyed Heidi’s down-to-earth writing style, the short quirky chapters (vignettes) and the author’s sassy humor. Starting the sequel, With New Eyes, I was worried that this great mix wouldn’t convince me the way it did the first time…But I needn’t had worried.

After having the rug pulled under her feet and having to rethink life in general, Heidi wanted to make a new life for herself, a life she could live on her own terms. That involved jumping out of a plane, traveling alone to South America, revisiting her childhood home, and lots more. Heidi’s new life is exciting and thrilling, but it’s also a struggle sometimes to reinvent oneself. The author isn’t afraid to focus on that too.

I liked how the general focus was on finding new perspectives and being brave enough to be open for new experiences. Truly inspiring.

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