30 March 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Heart Between Us

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'm finally getting started on this new book today, and I'm so ready to enjoy all the bucket-list adventure. Enjoy!

First Line: Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to the past.

From Page 56: Things had been tenuous before Megan's transplant surgery, but that day Crystal had shown her true colors. And facing Megan afterward had been too difficult.

Quotes taken from an Advance Reader's Copy.

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.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books* and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.

*This week, Hoarding Books is hosting an Easter-themed FLF in honor of the holiday.


  1. That first line is easier said than done depending on what it is you're trying to put behind you.

  2. This sounds like an emotional read! They can often be very good! Happy Easter weekend!

  3. This looks like a good one!

  4. Oh I've seen this around! I hope it's good - maybe I'll have to get around to it if you leave a good review:)

  5. This was such a great book! Hope you enjoy it.

  6. Great color palette on the cover. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me