#bookreview The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland published by Zaffre

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.

She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .


Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father.

Have her friends left her behind?

And she’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own.

Then there’s Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn’t make it. And now she’s supposed to face all of this without him.

But her new heart is a bold heart.

She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .


My reading experience:

Firstly, I would like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for my free ARC.

Ailsa has reached the most significant moment of her life – the moment when she has to learn to live. Stephanie Butland has written an enchanting story that really touches on the reality of living with a heart defect and the new perspective that opens up after a transplant. I found the story very moving, heart-warming, delightful and easy to read.
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