Saturday, December 22, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: A Heartbeat Away by Harry Kraus

This is the story of oncology surgeon Tori Taylor. She is an excellent surgeon, but she has no concern for others. She doesn't get to know her patients and none of the nurses want to work with her. Work was all she had in her life. She hadn't taken a vacation in more than two years. Her peers respected her ability in the operating room, but stayed away from her for the most part. She had no family and only one friend. After an incident with a janitor, the hospital where she worked required she have counseling to learn to express her emotions in a positive way. She is passed over for promotion.

When she gets ill herself and has to have a heart transplant, her life changes.

There is also a story about Christian Mitchell and Emily Greene. Christian had lived in Africa with his missionary family, where his father was a doctor. Christian falls for Emily, but when his family goes back to Africa, he loses contact with her.

Dr. Taylor's life crosses the lives of Christian Mitchell and Emily Greene after Taylor starts having nightmares and decides to search for her heart donor.

I'm not sure if a person with a heart transplant can actually feel anything from the life of the donor, but the story made me feel it was possible. I wanted to keep reading from the beginning to the end and found the story satisfying. It is a Christian novel, but not preachy at all.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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