to @stephaniebutlandauthor on the release of from @stmartinspress! 📕👩🏻🦰💔 Ailsa was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means that her heart’s left chamber is underdeveloped, and she wasn’t expected to live past infancy. Now, at 28 years old, she’s defied the odds and after finally securing a heart transplant, she has a chance to live a “normal” life. She’s all ready to “do what I feel like doing. I won’t worry about whether I can.” But, is that really what happens? Will she be able to adjust to such a huge lifestyle change? And, what about her mother, Hayley, who has been caring for her all these years? Will she also be able to adjust?
This story was very much about adapting to a new normal after stressful times, and I was excited to read it after loving this author’s previous novel, The Lost for Words Bookshop (4 solid stars). In this one, I enjoyed the numerous heart and eye puns/sayings, and the ending was strong. Lastly, I appreciate that this book will bring much-needed attention to organ donation.