Book Review of A Journey of the Heart by Rick R. Reed

    A Journey of the Heart (Book Cover)A Journey of the Heart by Rick R. Reed is a surprising short story that takes a brief, but poignant glimpse into the lives of two young men taking a journey on a train. A Journey of the Heart exposes that first magic of two strangers physically attracted to each other almost from first sight.

    Love at first glimpse may be clich├ęd, but Reed makes it work. From the opening scenes, it’s clear that the two young lovers, Jim and the unnamed protagonist are very much in love. The plot only deals with two train rides ten years apart, but it manages to encapsulate lust, passion and loving comfort shared.

    A Journey of the Heart is a very short story and the ending may disappoint some, but the story is a good one. Reed is a fine writer and pens scenes of tight-clench passion with much skill. He invests a lifetime of experience into two brief train rides: one in England and the other in New England. A Journey of the Heart is a touching tale that garners 3 stars.


    Originally reviewed for Blackraven Reviews
    Publisher: MLR Press
    Image courtesy of MLR Press