June 11, 2018

#BookReview: The Heart Between Us: Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List by Lindsay Harrel

About the Book:

Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t enough to propel Megan’s life forward. She’s still working as a library aide in her small Minnesota hometown and living with her parents, dreaming of the adventure she plans to take “once she’s well enough.” Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect life—or so Megan thinks.

When her heart donor’s parents give Megan their teenage daughter’s journal—complete with an unfulfilled bucket list—Megan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item. Caleb—a friend from her years in and out of the hospital—reenters her life and pushes her to find the courage to take the leap and begin her journey. She’s thrown for a loop when Crystal offers to join her for reasons of her own, but she welcomes the company and the opportunity to mend their tenuous relationship.

As Megan and Crystal check items off the bucket list, Megan fights the fears that have been instilled in her after a lifetime of illness. She must choose between safety and adventure and learn to embrace the heart she’s been given so that she can finally share it with the people she loves most.
 






Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Contemporary 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd who lives in Arizona with her young family and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. She’s held a variety of writing and editing jobs over the years and now juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with writing novels. When she’s not writing or chasing after her children, Lindsay enjoys making a fool of herself at Zumba, curling up with anything by Jane Austen, and savoring sour candy one piece at a time. Connect with her at LindsayHarrel.com.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Could have been better 

Check out author's other books? No 
Recommend this book? Maybe 

Notes and Opinions: This one just didn't work for me I thought it was a little on the preachy side and that the story would have been a lot better if it would have been set when the characters were teens vs. adults.  I really loved reading about the locations where the sisters went. The author did a wonderful job showing us everything that was in each location. For the most part this story was well paced but there were a few places that the story just felt like it wasn't going anywhere and the story became stagnat.  All in all it was a half way decent book but could have been much better. I think some people will fall in love with these people and the story but others wont. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Travel
 









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