An imaginative graphic artist abandons her routine life for a holiday with an exciting stranger, inadvertently allowing her to find the goddess within. Meanwhile, her friends and loved ones try locating her amid constant humorous and occasionally dangerous foibles. More
LA QUINTA, CA-Author Eve Gaal recently released Penniless Hearts and is amazed at the positive reaction her words are having on readers. “This is a happy, upbeat book,” says Eve, “there are no vampires or conspiracy theories causing massive destruction or Armageddon.” Eve tells us her book is a romantic adventure with a twist. The main character uncharacteristically flees from her responsibilities and the pieces of her fantasizing personality that pin her down. It’s the torment caused by the lack of communication that keeps the book flowing on the surface and the deepening and awakening spirit that takes us along for a pleasant ride with radically familiar and lovable comic characters. Once you get into the story, you’ll worry right along with Penny’s colleagues who want to know where she’s gone.
It’s a week before Christmas and there are important things to do at the newspaper. Her dad relies on his little turtle to make breakfast. Her boyfriend loves her and is tired of the self-reliant attitude. Does she take him for granted or is it the other way around? Then there’s her boss and one of the ladies she works with who need her to hurry up and get back to work. Do these people love her or just want something? Right now Penny is in Hawaii and all she wants is a nice vacation. Maybe everyone should have thought of her needs before she got on the plane. Once on the islands though the fantasy seems to morph into something, she didn't expect. For one thing, it’s raining and for another, she’s lost, her cell phone isn't charged, she misplaced her ATM card, her credit card is maxed out and the lecherous pilot, who wined and dined her into the whole idea of coming, is married! Just when it seems things couldn't get much worse-they rapidly do! A volcano erupts and well there’s more trouble than a luau full of intoxicated hula dancers.
If you enjoy books that take the reader on a journey, you’ll love Penniless Hearts. The trip includes great descriptions of lovely and memorable Hawaiian landmarks and a roller-coaster of emotions. “I think my emphasis is on communication and how important that is to all relationships,” said Eve from her desert home in La Quinta. “Hawaii is such a magical place. Anything can happen, even a transformation. In the same way a tropical flower needs water, sunlight and a warm breeze, love can blossom in the right conditions.” Inspired by the solitary traveler, Eve mentions other famous characters who wander, finding inner strength by listening to their heart such as Siddhartha by Herman Hess, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Santiago in The Alchemist by Paul Coelho or most recently Piscine Molitor Patel in The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. “Remember Twain, Kipling and Defoe? These were masters of the enthralling journey or story with a captivating beginning, harrowing middle and satisfying ending. Why wait in lines at the airport when you’re only an armchair away from a good read? Though this book is not trying to be Treasure Island, I think you’ll still feel transported into Penny’s world.”
“Having read Penniless Hearts, I can honestly say it's a wonderful novel. Anyone who buys it will not be disappointed!”—Bestselling Author Norma Beishir.