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 wasnt enough to propel Megans life forward. Shes 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 shes well enough. Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect lifeor so Megan thinks.When her heart donors parents give Megan their teenage daughters journalcomplete with an unfulfilled bucket listMegan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item. Caleba friend from her years in and out of the hospitalreenters her life and pushes her to find the courage to take the leap and begin her journey. Shes 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 shes been given so that she can finally share it with the people she loves most....
|Title||:||The Heart Between Us: Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List|
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The Heart Between Us: Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List Reviews
I love reading new to me authors! This book intrigued me, though I am rather picky with contemporary stories. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well written and changed over the course of the book, which I always like to see. I loved the different travel settings throughout the story. I could better relate to Crystal and her storyline but I enjoyed reading both parts. Some parts of the book were slow, some were slightly rushed through. I really loved the marriage aspect with Crysta ...more
The Heart Between Us contains an epic journey - both around the world and through the steps of relationship reconciliation. Two sisters, both trying to find answers, two love stories, both about second chances and new beginnings, and a whole lot of travel.
Megan Jacobs is stuck - still living at home with her parents even though she is now in her thirties, still working part-time in a job that she likes but doesn’t love, still wondering what happened to her relationship with her twin si ...more
This book. Wow. I'm not even sure where to begin. How about here - When I first knew one of the main characters was a heart transplant recipient, I was a little nervous to pick it up. My husband had a liver transplant years ago, and I was afraid that all sorts of memories would resurface. I wasn't sure I wanted to go down that road, it was scary as a wife to see him go through that, and watch our daughter deal with it. So from this aspect, I connected with this book in a lot of ways that others ...more
Lindsay Harrel's sophomore novel is about twins Megan and Crystal. Megan had fragile health as a child due to a weak heart. Following a heart transplant she lives out the bucket list of her donor. This was a great opportunity for Megan and Crystal to work through some of their relationship issues as well as each sister to confront their own character flaws.
While I enjoyed this novel overall, I struggled with at least one decision made by each sister. Also, I have a difficult time with the whirlw ...more
Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life. Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.
Christian or Secular: Christian
ASEL Rating: mild violence (though no detailed description)
Content to be aware of: This book includes a character that survived child molestation. No details are given. The situation is only alluded to. For this reason, I give it a ...more
Spun with irresistible dialogue and a unique premise, The Heart Between Us is a unique canvas of women's fiction, threaded with romance, that transplants the reader to a buoyant collage of European locales.
A bucket list adventure underscored by deeper tenets of faith, friendship and the bonds that tether us together even as we drift apart.
A colourful thesis of dreams and reconciling passion with circumstance, this will appeal to those with a hefty dollop of wanderlust as well as the hopeless r ...more
3.5 stars -
To be absolutely honest, it took me some time to really grab what was happening with the plot with this book. In fact there was a moment in which I considered putting the book down for good. I'm glad that I stuck with it.
Twin sisters Crystal & Megan are so far apart, physically - emotionally. They haven't spoken or seen each other in years. One a talented junior architect for a prestigious Manhattan firm. Married and struggling to balance that ever seeming challenge of a healthy ...more
A heartfelt contemporary story with a lot of hope, faith and romance!
The unique plot of this story was quite interesting, incorporating the past journal entries with the current blog as Megan filled in her own experiences. There was a lot of depth to the story, especially as the sisters worked through their own relationship, and both began to heal. The main characters were developed well, and the author does a good job of describing what they are going through, especially Megan who has lived s ...more