Book Review: I Give You My Heart by SarahJane Ford

I Give You My Heart CoverAlice 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’.

I Give You My Heart is told from the point of view of Alice. She has just been told that she has a terminal brain tumour. There is nothing the doctors can do. Alice decides to bring happiness out of the worst time of her life. She decides to donate her organs and give strangers she’s never met the ultimate gift. However, her one stipulation is that she decides who gets her heart and for a very special and unique reason. A small number of elements reminded me of the film, Seven Pounds starring Will Smith. A film I loved.

Alice is one of those characters where you want to jump into the pages and give her a hug. Her situation broke my heart from the moment I began to start reading. What she is going through is like going on an emotional rollercoaster with all of the characters. It’s quite a journey from beginning to end.

Even though you have an idea of how it is going to end, I found myself wishing that it would work out differently. Whether it did is something I am not going to give away.

This novel deals with a difficult subject with care. There are many moments of heartbreak but this is also about the power of friendship and love and how it can be the most powerful emotion.

I Give You My Heart is a wonderful debut novel. One of the best I’ve read this year.

 

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About SarahJane: 

SarahJane is the debut author of ‘I Give You My Heart’ which is due to be published on September 1st 2018.

author-photo-1SarahJane 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. 

Say hi to SarahJane on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarahjanefordauthor/ or via her website: www.sarahjaneford.com

View on Amazon UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Give-You-My-Heart-ebook/dp/B07G3LHX7P/

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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