Vanessa Brown has the perfect life. Newly qualified as a doctor, she has a loving boyfriend, Connor, and the world at her feet.
But when Vanessa suffers a tragedy, her whole world crumbles, including her relationship with Connor.
Vanessa starts her life over, only to find that new isn’t always better, and the mistakes of the past sometimes come back to haunt you. Even when they’re not your own.
This book is a follow-up to In A Lifetime, but can be read as a standalone.
In A Heartbeat is the second book in the Lifetime series but as stated above it can be read as a standalone. I have not read the previous book but plan on going back to read it at a later date so don’t worry if you haven’t. I should also state that while I have never personally suffered from a miscarriage, I have had two friends who over the past year have, so while I have never felt that pain myself, I have felt the pain I felt for my friend’s losses as still see the pain in their eyes when a baby is mentioned. I would suggest having a couple of tissues or a box actually, nearby when you read In A Heartbeat because I know I needed them a time or two or five.
I think In A Heartbeat is a book that is better experienced for yourself, rather than being dissected in a review, and that reasoning is because of the emotions it will pull from you especially if you have suffered a miscarriage yourself or in my case have two of my best friends who have felt this pain. It will open your eyes, your heart and your soul. Be prepared to feel, be prepared to cry, and be prepared for and emotional journey that is best experienced for the first time through your eyes, not through a review by me.
Ariadne Wayne is the alter ego of Wendy Smith. She loves books and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and two children. Having always had a prolific imagination she now writes the words down instead of storing them in her head where she can't share them. When she's not writing she works in Telecommunications, frequently banging her head on the desk with the random things that can happen to the ordinary phone line.