𝗔 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘀. 𝗔 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲-𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲. 𝗔 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁.
Alice Richards looked forward to watching the seeds of love she and her husband planted bloom and grow well into their old age. But her plans for the future shrivel up and die when she learns she has an inoperable brain tumour.
Determined that she won’t die in vain, she decides to become an organ donor. With a few precious months left, Alice begins documenting her fairytale romance—from their first meeting to the children they dreamed of having. She’ll pass on every detail to her heart’s next owner… along with careful instructions to send her husband reminders of her undying love. Before her time runs out, Alice must find the perfect candidate to guide her husband through unimaginable grief and hold the memory of their love in her heart.
I Give You My Heart is an emotional romantic fiction novel with an uplifting message. If you like strong-willed women, undying love stories, and honest portrayals of coping with a terminal illness, then you’ll love SarahJane Ford’s heart-warming epic.
An unmissable love story full of warmth, beauty and with a huge, beating heart. Perfect for fans of Cecilia Ahern’s ‘P.S. I Love You’ and Jojo Moyes’ ‘Me Before You’.
5 +++++ STARS
A Top 10 Read of 2018
An All-Time Favorite Read
Once in a while, a rare book comes along that finds a place deep in my heart, and I Give You My Heart is one of those books. It’s easily a top 10 read for 2018 and an all-time favorite. It’s one of those books that not only entertains you, but it’s one you feel deep down in your soul. It may quite possibly change the way you look at life…so yes, it’s a beautiful little gem.
Alice has been given a devastating diagnosis…a brain tumor…and she isn’t even thirty yet. She has lived a charmed life, a great relationship with his parents, a fairytale romance with her husband, Alex, and a best friend, Ryan. How is she supposed to tell them good-bye? How is she supposed to help them through their grief? How can she make her life count for something? This is where Alice grabbed ahold of my heart. Instead of being bitter and angry, she decides to to become an organ donor. Because Alice is anything but ordinary, she won’t be a regular organ donor. She enlists Ryan to find the perfect person for her heart. She begins writing an instruction manual for her heart’s new owner and how to help Alex through his grief….to bring him some comfort and hopefully joy after she is gone. She documents her romance with Alex. Oh my gosh, what a fairytale romance it was. That is what is so tragic. Fate cut their time short, nevertheless, it was a love that will last a lifetime, long after Alice is gone. Ford does such a phenomenal job of illustrating their love story with flashbacks from the past that she documents…the magic jumps right off of the pages.
At the core of the book is the romance between the Alice and Alex. However, Ford brings up an intriguing theory…cellular memory. It is long been believed that all our memories and soul are contained in the brain. Yet, she gives us an intriguing theory in her author’s note that now scientists have questioned that theory. They are now asserting “our consciousness is created by every living cell in the body acing in tandem.” Therefore, our hearts and other organs in the body “store our memories, drive our emotions,” making us who we are. Thus, if any organs are given to others, so are all of our memories, and quite possibly our soul. This is the basis of the book, and what a concept that was. Be sure to also check out the section at the end of the book on organ donation…it’s quite interesting.
I will warn you…have the tissues ready! You know from the very beginning what the end will be, but somehow Ford made it a possible new beginning. I’m so very curious if she will write a follow up to this one. I hope Helen will get her own book as she is a part of Alice. Rest assured, if there is a sequel, I will be the first in line to read it!
Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Give-You-My-Heart-ebook/dp/B07G3LHX7P/
SarahJane is the debut author of ‘I Give You My Heart’ which is due to be published on September 1st 2018.
SarahJane was born in Scotland but grew up in the Cheshire countryside, which is home to her. After a few years living in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, where she went to secondary school, she has now settled back in Cheshire in a quirky flat surrounded by trees, birds and rolling fields.
A marketing professional since finishing her formal education SarahJane is delighted to be following her writing dream. She still works part-time as a Marketing Manager, whilst furiously penning her second novel.
Harbouring an adventurous spirit, SarahJane loves to travel, be surrounded by the wilderness or be riding Cornish waves.
SarahJane loves to read (ideally by the sea!). She was raised on the greatest love stories, which is where her romantic soul comes from. She is in love with love…Mr Darcy’s brooding looks in Pride and Prejudice; Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s arresting chemistry in Runaway Bride; the intensely emotional Titanic; going weak at the knees for Danny Zuko in Grease; Cecilia Ahern’s heartbreaking P.S. I Love You and Patrick Swayze’s mega moves in Dirty Dancing.
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