Blog Tour and Review: I Give You My Heart by SarahJane Ford @rararesources @sjfordauthor

Posted September 6, 2018 by sinfully in Blog Tour, Review, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

I Give You My Heart

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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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My Review:

Alice Richards is a twenty-six year old vibrant and loving woman married to the love of her life, Alex. They both had big dreams of growing old together, of having children and grandchildren and living out their golden years with their extended family. But life takes an unexpected turn when Alice is diagnosed with a Grade Four Brain Stem Glioma, an inoperable cancer. Alice has less than a year to live and even less if she decides not to get any treatment. This sets Alice on a path and a plan of saving twenty-two lives as an organ donor. But, the most special organ donation of all, her heart, needed to go to the right woman. A woman who would look out for her husband when she is gone. Here Alice begins to write an instructional manual to her new heart recipient in hopes of sharing special moments with her husband after Alice is gone. What takes place is an epic love story so tender and true. Will a heart recipient be found in time before Alice succumbs to cancer?

I Give You My Heart is an emotional and heartbreaking journey of one strong willed woman facing death and yet through it all, she finds comfort in finding someone to look out for her husband when she is gone. Alice does not take her diagnosis lightly. She knows she is going to die and it’s coming sooner rather than later and her instruction manual is giving her purpose. She does now wallow in self pity and I found her to be so strong and brave under the worst possible circumstances anyone could ever be in. Alice details an epic love story to her new heart recipient which is both romantic, moving and yet sad at the same time.

SarahJane Ford writes with such passion and emotion. You will need a box of tissues handy because Alice’s story will make you shed tears. Told in first person POV, I really felt as if I was able to see deep inside Alice’s heart and capture all of the tender moments of her life and the special moments she shared with Alex. The story is not all sad, though. There is some humor sprinkled in with her best friend, Ryan who lends some lighter moments in the face of death.

I do tend to side with the Ford in the magical aspect of someone receiving a donor organ in that you are taking a part of the donors thoughts and feelings. Could this be psychological? In part yes and no. I do believe we leave someone with a little piece of ourselves when we choose to donate. I would hope that when I die and am able to donate my organs that the recipient would share my passion and love and need in helping people and animals. It is like a part of who you are and your legacy still lives on.

I Give You My Heart by SarahJane Ford packs quite an emotional punch. It is heartfelt and moving, told with an honesty that just grips you right from the beginning. Ford weaves a beautifully detailed and gripping story that will have you reading through the tears in your eyes as you take that journey along with Alice and her story through her final days left with her family. This is a five star read that should not be missed.

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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