Complicated Heart by Sarah MaeBefore we begin, I would like to make you aware that this book has mature material in it. In order for Sarah Mae to be completely honest with her story it was necessary for her to include this information. We live in a fallen, messy world and the truth is life can’t always be wrapped up in bright shiny paper and tied with a pretty bow. This is a beautifully crafted story about Sarah Mae and her mother. She is flawlessly raw and open about her childhood with an alcoholic mother whom herself had been wounded and broken by her father, a flawed man. The truth is we are all flawed individuals and no matter how hard we try not to wound another; we will inevitably do so. Sarah Mae is a wonderful storyteller. She beautifully paints a picture for her readers; making it extremely difficult to put this book down. I sat up late in the night reading this story, because it so engaging. Her desire to share candidly with her audience makes this book undeniably powerful. One walks away feeling like you have a friend in Sarah Mae. Not only a friend, but hope that restoration and redemption is possible even in the most difficult of situations.If you are having trouble forgiving someone who has ripped your heart to shreds, Sarah Mae’s honesty will awaken in you the hope that forgiveness is possible. It will help you to have compassion for the abuser when you see that they too, have a story. None of this is easy, but with God all things are possible. This book will certainly captivate its readers as they dive into dysfunction, pain, and grief. If I were to rate this book, I would certainly give it five stars. I want to add that I took almost five-typed pages of notes on this book. It is definitely a book worth reading.