The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

official blurb
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 in her small Minnesota hometown and living with her parents, 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.

my blurb!
Return to Me meets The Bucket List.

2 out of 5
what i liked
I enjoyed the premise of the book…. that’s about it.  It featured someone accomplishing a bucket list, and I really do enjoy that idea in life!  I should start making my own list!
This book was also a Christian Fiction book- which I didn’t realize. And I read outside of my normal genre again. Yay me!

what i didn't like
I love all things cheesy and hallmark. But this one was too much for me.  It spelled out situations too much, it mentioned God in what felt like every other sentence (maybe normal for Christian Fiction), it resolved things and then broke them again for another 50 pages of uselessness.
It may be that I prefer my cheese on television only and not in books.  hmm… something to ponder. Maybe I’ll ponder it while watching Hallmark’s Fall Harvest specials haha.

There wasn’t anything in this book that was awful. In fact, I read it in 3 days or so. But I wasn’t enjoying it the whole time. I actually liked the beginning most of all, and really… shouldn’t you always like the ending of the book the most?

while reading you should
Watch: the travel channel
Listen to: Rains in Asia by Jump Little Children
Eat: crepes.

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2 thoughts on “The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

  1. I just watched a series on Netflix and this book made me think of that! I think it’s called the sinner. It was dark and disturbing (I do not recommend) so not quite the cheesy style, but it was about two sisters, one of them is ill, spending her life in bed, the other is pretty, healthy successful, even Christianity was involved. Anyway just made me think of it maybe they read the book and decided to make a dark version of it! Ha!


    1. Omg I didnt even make it through the first episode of that one bc it was so dark and suspenseful!
      Also, I heard the sinner was based off of a book! Hah!


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