Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Blog Tour: The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

Author: Lindsay Harrel 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication: March 2018

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 and living with her parents in her small Minnesota hometown, 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

Sometimes you read a book and know that it will stick around in your head for a long time.  The Heart Between Us is one of those book.  It involves Megan, a heart transplant recipient, who decides to finish out her heart donor's bucket list.  Her sister Crystal decides to accompany her on the journey.

I really enjoyed this book.  One of the biggest themes of the book is fear and how it tends to keep us  from living our life with joy. The trip that the women take not only allows them to heal their relationship, but it teaches them to both be brave. That isn't the only theme found among the pages.  Fear of loss of control and finding out what you thought you wanted in life doesn't always end up making you happy are a couple of the other ones.  There is a lot packed into this book.  The story is well written and made me want to keep reading. I was rooting for them both to find their brave self.  The ending was super sweet.  I won't spoil it for you, but I urge you to read the book.  

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About Lindsay Harrel

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
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Lindsay Harrel’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, March 12th @beccasbookishlife
Tuesday, March 13th: Girls in Books and @girlsinbooks
Wednesday, March 14th: The Library of Mrs. Gardner and @mrs.literarylovely
Thursday, March 15th: @athousandbookstoread
Monday, March 19th: The Literary Llama and @theliteraryllama
Tuesday, March 20th: @willbakeforbooks
Thursday, March 22nd: @acozyreader
Friday, March 23rd: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, March 26th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, March 27th: @bookishconnoisseur
Wednesday, March 28th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, March 29th: Fiction Aficionado
Monday, April 2nd: @createexploreread
Wednesday, April 4th: The Sketchy Reader
Thursday, April 5th: Empowermoms
Friday, April 6th: @bookmusings
Monday, April 9th: Laura’s Reviews
Wednesday, April 11th: Reviews from the Heart
Friday, April 13th: What is That Book About

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like such a sweet, fun read! Thanks for being a part of the tour!