Bleeding Heart is a timeless fable about living life with passion. It will bring joy to your soul as you turn the pages ever faster.
In a grey, permanently overcast city in South America, a child is born with a gap in his chest; a heart that is open to the world. To most, it appears to be a weakness. It is in fact a gift.
Sole heir to a wealthy sugar plantation, his totalitarian father tries to force him to follow the family tradition of administering their slave-run empire. Paco refuses, opting to follow his dream of singing.
Driven from his home by his father’s ultimatum, Paco is lured into a world of political deception where his musical abilities land him on the wrong side of the law... and deeply in love. Having to run for his life and freedom. Escaping to the Andes, fate leads him to a mystical Inca shaman, who teaches him how to follow his heart and his inner voice.
He is confronted with the decision; to have a heart that bleeds forever, or choose the path where there’s no more bleeding - even if it means death. He discovers that nothing is impossible, and that living with an open heart is not weakness, but a gift to the world.
Xavier the songwriter has become a story teller, but his words are not just words, they are lyrics that drip strength and passion.
“An inspirational journey into a heart that allows you to experience every aspect of love, heartbreak, glory and triumph. Xavier Saer exposes himself through his main character and takes the reader on a life changing journey that allows us to question every aspect of our lives through another man’s adventure. A Beautiful story that is beautifully written with a message that will linger through the generations”
- Leanne Manas, Award-winning TV presenter.
“Inspiring journey into the heart of a destiny fuelled by passion and redeemed by love, our ultimate Destiny.”
- Natalie B Becker, Award-winning actress, presenter, author and speaker.
This novel is about following your dreams and pursuing your destiny to the end.
Why did it come to me? Who am I to tell such a story?
I’ve always asked myself these questions… I’m no shaman. I’m no wise man. I don’t have a PhD, nor have I written a dozen books. However, the one thing I’ve always done is to follow my inner voice, the voice of my heart.
Except, almost, for that one August night…
The One (as God is called in the book) speaks to all of us uniquely. That fateful night, He spoke to me and I told Him to leave me alone; I was too tired. I wasn’t prepared to listen.
I told Him ‘I had a life.’
Thank heavens, (excuse the pun), The One is persistent.
I needed a hurricane in my earlobe before I took notice. I have since learned my lesson… and a whisper now is more than sufficient.
I guess He had something to say and He chose me for a reason. I know that one day, I’ll find out. Until then, I will feel blessed and grateful… for His choice of messenger.
We all have bleeding hearts.
We aren’t born with them - we make them bleed as we grow older.
We make our hearts bleed with our ego, our arrogance, our fear, our hate, and all those negative feelings.
But there is a remedy for a bleeding heart and it’s not material.
You can’t buy it… and you can’t get it from someone else. It is no secret, and it’s free.
There’s only one thing that can cure a bleeding heart.
That remedy is Love.
This is a story about Love.
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Published September 1, 2012
by Graysonian Press South Africa.
Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction.