Purchase Book

About Mary Lou Ferbert

Lakewood Hospital Rehabilitation Services





Mary Lou Ferbert was featured on WCPN’s Around Noon radio show. She spoke about her book and the meaning behind the different Valentine’s Day paintings.  Click here to listen.


Book of Hearts is a book about life, about passion, about spirit. Book of Hearts has a beauty that will engage any who take a quiet moment to look. Mary Lou Ferbert's book is a collection of highly personal Valentines painted over a period of twenty years as gifts for her family. They evolved over time into a vehicle for Mary Lou to record and pass along pieces of family history, honoring people and events that have a special place in her heart. The poignancy of Book of Hearts is universal.


All proceeds from the sale of Book of Hearts will generously benefit the Rehabilitation Program at Lakewood Hospital, a gift from Mary Lou and Fred Ferbert.


“As is mentioned in Book of Hearts, medicine has been a pervasive presence in my life. Four generations of my family have practiced medicine, many of those years spent treating patients and interacting with staff at Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio. In addition, our family has benefited from the skill, care and compassion provided to patients at this institution, which is such a treasured asset in our community.

“It is because of this that my husband and I are donating all proceeds from this printing of Book of Hearts to Lakewood Hospital Foundation for the benefit of the Rehabilitation Program at Lakewood Hospital.”

                                                            mary lou ferbert f