I once told my son that the world was at his feet, and then I realized it's also at MY feet.
I'm in the process of writing my first novel. While I work on it, I'm also writing articles and my blog.
Finding time to write is hard. I'm a full-time working mother and part-time student. The world at my feet holds many interests; I feel like a child at the candy store -- I want to try everything!
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Smashwords book reviews by Emily Thorne
- Second Hand Heart
on Sep. 14, 2011
Second Hand Heart is a thoroughly enjoyable novel about a young woman, nineteen-year old Vida, who needs a heart transplant. I was immediately struck by Vida’s youth, but yet she possesses wisdom and insight beyond her years. She has been an observer of life, never a participant. She accepts that death is a part of life; in her case, it’s inevitable. She believes it’s about where you are, not whether you are. Her life is a light that will dim, flicker and then go out. Her peace can be felt as you read her words.
Richard just lost his wife, Lorrie, the love of his life. Throughout the book, he is beleaguered, stumbling through as he deals with his immense grief. He honors Lorrie’s wishes by donating her organs. He decides to meet Vida, who is the recipient of his wife’s heart. When Vida claims that she remembers him and loves him, he thinks she’s just a young, impulsive girl.
As Vida learns how to live a normal life and Richard comes to terms with his wife’s death, they remain undeniably connected.
Second Hand Heart is an uplifting story of two very different people as they overcome life’s tragedies and learn how to live again. Ms. Ryan Hyde shares insightful wisdom throughout with lessons we can all learn from.