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I found the sub-story of Christian Mitchell to be more interesting that the story of Dr. Taylor, though his story was presented to explain hers. I liked Phin as Dr. Taylor's love interest, and appreciated the change in her emotions and thoughts after having heart transplant surgery. This was well-presented. Their first kiss (Phin and Tori) was beautifully described and by far my favorite part in the book, as was the letter from Christian's father at the end, which made me cry.
That said, the religious aspect was a bit of a turn off. I believe in salvation. I appreciate Dr. Taylor being saved. References to Bible verses and prayer were fine. However, I do not believe God sometimes harms people (with cancer, injury, death, etc.). This religious idea leaves the reader without hope that God is good and offers any solutions. This idea was repeated numerous times with the usual verse in Romans taken out of context to substantiate it.
The grammar was flawed in two areas. First, some sentences were short and choppy. Dialogue was often presented without reference to who was speaking, and I became lost more than once. There was quite a bit of telling - "She felt. She pressed. She went. Etc."
Overall, a good read, but honestly, I could have stopped halfway and not finished it except for Christian's character whom I liked.
This novel had a very new idea to me, memories from the donor of an organ. It also dealt with repressed memories, a difficult and painful subject. Tori, the main character has some life changing events happen that shatter her perception of herself. These cause perceptions of herself and others to evolve. It is slow and natural instead of some books where everything is rosy in a matter of minutes.
The whole concept of this book was intriguing. I wasn't able to figure it out which was nice.
While I loved the last 20% of the book, I did have a hard time keeping myself interested during most of it. I'm glad I finished it. I would recommend it but it is not a page turner. I would have given it 5 stars if not for that
A female heart transplant patient, a surgeon herself, has violent dreams. her personality alters her into a more touchy-tender person with a new open emotional expressive nature. It's a huge personality alteration betterment recognized by those close to her.
She desires (is obsessed) knowing the donor's ID. The dreams seem to be linked with those she believes to be her life saving heart. She'll break any rules needed in her donor identity quest. It nearly costs her the last breath with her new heart. And others get dragged into the mix.
Expect to get hooked early. I read it in one sitting--although a long day. That's a benefit of retirement. And when you do get to the end of the story; Harry Kraus supplies a twist, and then another, followed by another, and it's just A Heartbeat Away.
Expect a Christian thread, it's what Harry Kraus writes, he pulls no punches, it's what David C. Cook publishes. It's good, all good. Just what the doctor ordered . . . authored.
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