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The curious heart of Ailsa Rae: Book review 

Book blurb 

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.

She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father.

Have her friends left her behind?

And she’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there’s Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn’t make it. And now she’s supposed to face all of this without him.

Available to pre-order here

My review 

Cleverly written and with a great story line but that’s not why this book touched me…

A very long time ago, working as a student nurse, I was involved in something similar. Working on nightduty the call came at 3am that the long-awaited heart had been found and within an hour an air ambulance had arrived to whisk her on her journey of a lifetime. As memories go it is a distant one. It happened in the 80’s and is something I haven’t thought of in years. But it’s all there in this book; the hope, expectation and fear of the future. And in being given that second chance the realisation that there’s an expectation to make the most of it. Finally there’s the added edge of sadness as, of course, there’s tragedy lingering…another person who hasn’t been as lucky, another set of grieving parents… 

Excellently executed




Hello and Welcome, hope you enjoy Jenny

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