I am absolutely thrilled to be joining in with SarahJane Ford’s I Give You My Heart blog tour!
I’m amazed that this is a debut!
Happy Publication Day, SarahJane Ford 🙂
I Give You My Heart is a sad but uplifting and unique story, about Alice. The story is told by Alice as she guides us through the last few months of her life. Alice is 26 years old and is blissfully happily married to Alex. However, their happiness is devastatingly shattered as Alice is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. I can only imagine having to face such a devastating prognosis, or having to face losing the love of my life so young. As a parent I don’t even want to imagine and being lucky enough to have a best friend, I’d be beside myself if anything happened to mine, so my heart went out to all of the main characters in this book.
Alice is a special person and is determined the loss of her life will help to save the lives of others so, with the help of her best friend, Ryan, she makes the necessary arrangements to become an organ donor. She doesn’t want just anyone to have her heart though. This recipient must be chosen carefully and she knows Ryan will know the right person when he meets her. Alice believes with her whole being that her heart will still be full of her love for Alex, even when it’s inside someone else. For this person she writes a manual for her heart, to help her to show Alex how much she still lives on and how her love for him will never die, so long as her heart lives inside another. A somewhat daunting task for the recipient was my only thought, but I could totally understand Alice’s desperate need to stay connected to Alex.
I absolutely loved that Alice loved her job as a florist. The flowers/messages she received from her regular customers were just beautiful and brought a tear to my eye.
This is such a heart-breaking and heart-warming story all at the same time. Despite the subject matter I smiled a lot and even giggled at times so please don’t think it’s all doom and gloom because it really isn’t. It’s quite inspirational. I’d like to think I could be so strong in Alice’s situation, but in reality I’d probably be a mess. I would want to help others if I could, obviously, but I’m sure I’d feel sorry for myself far more often. I guess we never know unless we are faced with such things. We can only hope we end our days with dignity, as Alice does.
I have loved getting to know Alice, her family and Ryan. I feel blessed to have shared such a personal chapter of their lives. I truly hope they are doing okay. I know they’re fictional, but this story is so full of emotion that they felt very real to me.
Many thanks to the author and to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources for my advance copy. I highly recommend!
I Give You My Heart
𝗔 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘀. 𝗔 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲–𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲. 𝗔 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁.
Alice 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’.
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Author Bio –
SarahJane is the debut author of ‘I Give You My Heart’ which is due to be published on September 1st 2018.
SarahJane 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.
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