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
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.@goodreads
*I received a print copy of this book through the Thomas Nelson Publisher.*
thought this book was so bittersweet. I loved Megan so much. She had to
have a heart transplant when she was younger. She met a wonderful boy
named Caleb that was getting a heart transplant as well. They talked
about how they wanted to travel the world and Megan wanted to be a
writer. Caleb went on to make his dreams come true, but Megan stayed in
her home town living with her parents. She had a job at the library. She
was 32 and not going anywhere because she was scared.
met the parents of the donor, Amanda. They let her see a bucket list of
things Amanda wanted to do. Megan has an idea to fulfill Amanda's bucket
list which meant she would have to travel to other countries by
"Take a look at the last item on Amanda's bucket list."
Megan flipped the page and saw a few more items. When her eyes hit number twenty-five, her mouth fell open.
25. Give my heart away.
At the last minute Megan's sister Crystal decided to go
with her. Crystal was always the perfect one. But now Crystal's marriage
is in trouble because she works too much. Her health is also in trouble
as well. So Megan and Crystal make this trip together and try to heal
old wounds between each other.
I loved the fact these sisters
traveled together and the idea that Megan was fulfilling another girls
dreams. It made me tear up at times.
Overall, it was a wonderful little book.