About the book

In Read to Me My Love, a mother looks back on her life with gratefulness to her own mom who taught her a critical life lesson: We can all face triumph and disaster by standing on our own two feet and taking cues from the literary figures who went before us.

A perfect gift for partners, parents and adult children, this inspirational ballad is a “thank you” to those who have taken time for the people in their lives – and a call to action for those who still need to.

About the book

In Read to Me My Love, a mother looks back on her life with gratefulness to her own mom who taught her a critical life lesson: We can all face triumph and disaster by standing on our own two feet and taking cues from the literary figures who went before us.

A perfect gift for partners, parents and adult children, this inspirational ballad is a “thank you” to those who have taken time for the people in their lives – and a call to action for those who still need to.

About the author

Rhea Wessel

Rhea Wessel is an American author and journalist who lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She grew up on great stories told in theatrical ways in her native Texas. This not only gave Rhea a love for story but also an ear for language. Read To Me My Love is Rhea’s own thank you to all the people and stories who have left an imprint on her heart – and those who still will.

About the Author

Rhea Wessel

Rhea Wessel is an American author and journalist who lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She grew up on great stories told in theatrical ways in her native Texas. This not only gave Rhea a love for story but also an ear for language. Read To Me My Love is Rhea’s own thank you to all the people and stories who have left an imprint on her heart – and those who still will.

Why this book?

Read to Me My Love is a call to action for all those who yearn for more from their relationships.

It shows that there is no easier way to reach out for a person’s heart than through reading aloud. By doing so, you tell somebody that they alone matter, that they have your full attention and that you care about their thoughts and opinions.

Reading aloud is the only story form that can convey personal intimacy and devotion in such a way. [read more]

Why this book?

Read to Me My Love is a call to action for all those who yearn for more from their relationships.

It shows that there is no easier way to reach out for a person’s heart than through reading aloud. By doing so, you tell somebody that they alone matter, that they have your full attention and that you care about their thoughts and opinions.

Reading aloud is the only story form that can convey personal intimacy and devotion in such a way. [read more]

“Read To Me My Love elegantly captures how stories carry us through life, providing us with inspiration and solace from our earliest days to our final moments.”

Joe Lambert, Founder and Director, StoryCenter, www.storycenter.org

“In tender prose, Rhea Wessel’s sweet story reminds us of the marrow that is story-telling. Stories touch the deepest part of ourselves. But more than that, they show us the home that is there.”

Patti McCracken, Journalist and Author

About the illustrator

Hi, I'm Pascal

Hi, I’m Pascal. I drew the illustrations and sketches for Read to Me My Love. The book is about reading aloud and how it enriches lives, teaches us about life, and brings us together over the generations.

I can still remember well how my father read to me and my brother from Mark Twain tomes before we went to bed. I can imagine that most people have similar memories, and it would really be great if the same is true for the future. [read more]

About the illustrator

Hi, I'm Pascal

Hi, I’m Pascal. I drew the illustrations and sketches for Read to Me My Love. The book is about reading aloud and how it enriches lives, teaches us about life, and brings us together over the generations.

I can still remember well how my father read to me and my brother from Mark Twain tomes before we went to bed. I can imagine that most people have similar memories, and it would really be great if the same is true for the future. [read more]

Remind all of us
the magic of story

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Tender prose

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Join the community

Has Read to Me My Love inspired you to minister to others through reading aloud?

If so, consider volunteering at a local hospital or hospice to read a book – any book – to someone who needs the healing power of story and quiet time together.