Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Yours

Yours Yours by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When my husband Oliver died, my life ended. My purpose, my passion, my everything bled out with him on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Ollie was an organ donor. His eyes, his brain, his lungs, his heart…parts of my Ollie went out and saved lives.

Then His heart, beating in another man’s chest, found its way back to me, and I found myself faced with an impossible choice: hold on to the pain and beauty of the past and the memory of the man I loved, or reach for a bold new
future, knowing each heartbeat will be a reminder of all I’ve lost.

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I wasn’t supposed to live past thirty.

My grandfather died at forty-five. Heart failure.

My father died at thirty-five. Heart failure.

The doctors told me my whole life that I wouldn’t see my thirty-first birthday. My heart was going to give out. It was just a matter of time: a rare blood type and an unusually large heart meant essentially zero chance of a transplant.

I proved them all wrong…by dying on my thirty-first birthday.

And then I woke up, alive, with another man’s heart inside my chest, and his widow on my conscience.

I spent my whole life preparing for death, and now I have to learn how to live. Only, as I soon discovered, living is the easy part.

Loving, and allowing myself to be loved…well, that’s a whole lot harder.

This was unlike any book, I think that Jasinda has ever written! In fact, I found this book to be one of those that stick with you way longer than any of the others that she's written. When I first read it, I was sure that I was going to go through a box of tissues and I did. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking. It's a book about a guy who gets a second chance to fall in love with the widow of the man who has her husband's heart in his chest. You always wonder whether or not a person can feel the echo of the other person when that happens and this is the telling of that story. I found that I couldn't hold myself together. I kept waiting for the bottom to fall out. Was his heart going to reject and where would they be left? It was truly a story that I would let my mother read and I found myself wanted a second book!! Jasinda girl you outdid yourself on this one!!!

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