Beautifully written, Spoken from the Heart is aptly named, as it tells the life story of first Lady Laura Bush in her trademark soft spoken, sophisticated way. It reads like a letter from home. As expected, she describes her early life and family, courtship and marriage, and children. But even more fascinating is her attention to detail as she travels to other countries, and her skill in transporting the reader to that very place and time. The emotion she feels and conveys as she talks about the impact of her visits to countries around the world is palpable. A lover of books and reading, she has successfully penned a book to evoke emotion as we share her life, her losses, her celebrations, all chronicled in this personal look into the life of an extraordinary woman.