Grab Life – And Live!
The Shape Of Your Heart by Debbie Howells is a charming contemporary novel that follows a character on a journey through grief.
Grief is not a linear route, there are ups and downs, good days and bad days. No one person’s journey is the same as anyone else.
The journey through grief can be lonely. We need to let others in.
Grief is closely tied in with guilt. “Is it wrong to imagine being happy again?” We fear that if we laugh, we are being disloyal to our loved one. Our loved ones don’t want us to lock up our heart and live in the past. They want us to just glance at the past in our rearview mirror and then move forwards into the future.
Within the book a character walks the Camino way in Spain. It is a journey of discovery as a life is examined along the way.
All the characters were wonderfully drawn and realistic. They had huge hearts that needed to be treated with love and care.
The heart motif is present throughout – the heart falls in love, the heart is broken, the heart suffers a heart attack, the heart is part of a transplant. Hearts that beat in tune with each other are delightful to see.
I thoroughly loved The Shape Of Your Heart. Mine is now swollen with love.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
The Shape of Your Heart
‘When the world says “give up”, hope whispers, “try it one more time”.’
Callie’s always been the least ambitious of her sisters but also the happiest, until fate snaps her fiance before they can say I do.
One year later, she is still putting her life back together, but she might be ready for more. With so much life left to live, she has to find a way to be happy.
Nathan knows not everyone gets a second chance at life and he’s not going to waste his. He’s left the city behind, moved to Cornwall and is starting over. When he meets a beautiful woman at the beach it feels like fate, but her heart belongs to someone else.
Could Callie and Nathan be just what the each other needs?
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Debbie Howells’s first novel, a psychological thriller, The Bones of You was a Sunday Times bestseller for Macmillan. Four more bestsellers followed, including most recently The Vow , published by Avon. Fulfilling her dream of writing women’s fiction, she has found a home with Boldwood and her first title with them, The Life You Left Behind, will be published in February 2022
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