Love is a heavy weight


By Alberto Hayek on April 1, 2019 -

And, in this book the author shows how in spite of its heavy weight love can be redeeming. Rarely one finds a book in which reality trumps fiction. I read it within a couple of days because there is suffering, there is love, there is abandonment, there is passion for her paintings, her poems and now for her book. From the first to the last page a strong bond ties author and reader. In the end, it is a story about emotional commitments that lead to the survival of a strong woman with much faith in her children and herself. Fascinating woman. One can see how men succumb to a misterios aura that lead to liaisons in which love and betrayal contribute to her experiences as an artist honestly expressing her soul in a canvas and in her writings.

A brave novel for everyone!


By Sebastian Davila on June 24, 2019 -

The weight of love is a very brave and honest novel. I found so many moments where I related my self emotionally to the character. I had complete empathy towards the wide range of experiences that Hanna went through.

Its a book for everyone no matter what is your favorite genre, this book is easy to follow and stimulant at the same time. Really recommend it!

This book has an incredible lesson


By Luis Alejandro Dávila López on June 25, 2019 -

This book is an incredible lesson about resilience. The story of Hanna is a reflection of many people today suffering from different levels of abuse and on how they manage to find refuge in other subjects such as arts to cope with their environment and do something positive with it. I recommend this book and hope everyone find strength in these words.

A good read


By Arthur on July 17, 2019 -

Hana’s story is riveting. Especially her childhood and young adult life in Korea at a time when
things in a small village was unchanged for many generations. She decided early on that her

physical handicap was not going to define who she was and was going to be. She stayed true to

herself and survived with confidence and without fear of rejections. She keeps an open mind and

experience more and sees more clearly from all perspectives. She sees the world with its limitless possibilities

and is prepared for any opportunity offered to her. A remarkable girl with a remarkable story to tell,

and she does it well You will learn a lot from Hana.

Anni Lipper,

Del Mar, CA


Sunna Bohlen is a fearless painter, a closet poet, and a soul cook. Life has taught her many lessons, the first of which is the power of self-discovery as the best medicine for healing. Her creative work is a passionate study of the human condition. Through her art, she seeks to share her experiences and insights with the world. She believes that giving unconditional love is the secret to happiness. The Weight of Love is her first novel. You can find more of her work at


Born in South Korea on the day the Korean War begins, Hana struggles to overcome the restrictions of her family, her physical disability, and traditional society. Against the odds, she‘s determined to pursue her creativity, to live and love freely. When she falls in love for the first time, she emigrates to California, and her world breaks open in unexpected ways. Through the ups and downs of different kinds of love, she learns the importance of generosity, self-discovery, and resilience. This is the story of one woman’s daily struggle to maintain her balance, to pick herself up when she fails, and to find beauty in imperfection – both in herself and in those she loves. On her seventieth birthday, as Hana looks back over her life, she wonders what new adventure is waiting around the next corner.

Read Sample chapter >

sample book



Available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon