A Heart of Time
I won’t forget that moment I looked over at Ellie—the paleness of her once rosy cheeks, the blue hue coating her perfect lips—the woman I had been with since we were five years old. My wife. My best friend...and the mother to our newborn baby girl.
You promised me we would be together forever, I wanted to tell her. She gave me her forever ...more
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TITLE: A Heart of Time
AUTHOR: Shari J. Ryan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 18th 2016
This will be my first time reading something by this author so I'm keen to see what kind of journey she takes me on.
A HEART OF TIME: Starts us off in the Prologue, Ellie & Hunter are getting ready to graduate high school, carving their names on an old tree.
“I am so in love wit ...more
"Life is not one straight highway; sometimes it’s an offbeat path with no direction, no signs, no warnings, and often with no apparent reason. It is rarely traveled on because there is no conclusive outcome and no defined ending until a person arrives there." - A Heart of Time
The first chapter will tear your heart to pieces.
There are many characters you will meet and I can say for myself, I loved them all. They all brought such different levels of love and connection to this beautiful story.
You meet Ellie and Hunter in chapter 1. His wife goes into labor and has their beautiful daughter Olive. Elise, has been keeping a secret you will have to read for yourself but, what should have been the most beautiful day ends up being the day the do ...more
Hunter is a widowed father who is still grieving for his wife. His only tangiable connection to his wife are anonymous letters written by the woman who received his wife's heart. Then, a beautiful divorced woman moves in across the street. Following an on-off relationship, Hunter receives a letter from the heart recipient again asking to meet. It turns out the woman was closer to him than he ever thought. W ...more
I was lucky to have received an arc through sassy savvy book talk and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to have loved this amazing journey and discovered this beautiful talented author.
This book is now up there with those books that live their mark into your readers soul because of their genuine heartfelt reality. This book is raw and heartbreaking and sad . My heart ached for hunter . I could feel his sadness flooding out of the pages . His pain and ...more
Hunter and Ellie have been in love as long as they can remember, from the moment Hunter held her hand and helped her onto the school bus at five years old they have been ins ...more
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title: A Heart of Time
Author: Shari J. Ryan
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Category: Drama, Romance
Scorching Level: 3
HEA: Not telling
When I first read the blurb for this I was immediately intrigued. This is a story about loss, hope, family and love.
Hunter Cole is trying to raise his daughter alone after his wife's tragic death. Little Olive is the one thing that keeps him strong. When they move and Olive finally ...more
Yes, I got through it. (Although it was tough.)
No, I didn't really care for it.
I think the only character in the novel who wasn't fucked up was Charlotte. The other ones, Hunt, Ari, even AJ & Don were all beyond fucked up. I could barely stand to read it, let alone finish it.
Hunt had a good thing with Charlotte, then because he's mentally unstable because of guilt, the secrets and lies, the fact he lost his wife, he goes after the chick (Ari) who got his wife's donated hea ...more
I just finished this book and my heart is so full! You will read this book and reflect on your own life along the way, the choices you make and the relationships you keep. This story was so refreshing - yes it was sad at times, but the author's words have a way of taking you down to rock bottom, and then slowly healing you and putting you back together on the way up during Hunter's journey. I read ...more
Review by Jen Skewes
When I first read the blurb for this book I knew that it was something I just had to read. I also knew that it was going to be a very emotional journey, one filled with many tears and lumps in my throat. The first moment in this book is the most powerful one and the most heart breaking one of all. It is the moment that you read about in the blurb when the love of Hunter’s life is suddenly taken from him. It is the moment that you know just how emotional this story wi ...more
If there was ever a book I could see being turned into a movie, it's definitely Shari J Ryan's "A Heart of Time." Think Nicolas Sparks and honestly, you won't be far off the wealth of emotions you'd experience whilst reading Hunter's story. I can just imagine the whole cinema a sniffling, blubbering mess one minute and breaking out into f ...more
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The book started off on a rather sad and depressing note but it was quickly forgotten upon learning what a great dad Hunter has become.
Hunter however struggled to get over Ellie's death - even after five years, but that quickly changed when Charlotte came into the picture. To me, their relationship lacked of emotion and feelings, which is more or less the mystery woman's fault. She carried Ellie's heart and it didn't help that ...more
A Heart of Time is the story of a man losing his heart when the one belonging to only woman he’s ever loved stops.... or does it?
Hunter has made it through five years after his wife died in childbirth, Ellie was the woman he fell in love with as a teenager and his best friend since they were five. Until Olive, their daughter, Ellie was his reason for living.
Moving to a new town, gearing up to send his baby off to her first ...more
"Our hearts determine our paths, the distances we'll go, the direction, and the length of our stay."
This is the first book I read by Shari J. Ryan. I read the blurb and it piqued my interest. This book is about Hunter who loses his wife during child birth. It was such an emotional scene to read how Hunter handled this heartbreaking moment. Hunter and his wife Ellie met on the first day of kindergarten when they were five, were best friends until h ...more
In A Heart of Time, Ryan gives us the story of a young widowed single father and his beautiful daughter Olive. ...more
Hunter and Ellie met on their first day of kindergarten. They grew up best friends, fell in love, and got married. So excited for the birth of their first child, a daughter. Hunter never saw his life changing in the blink of an eye. Ellie was hiding secrets. Huge secrets that she didn't share with Hunter. She's gone now and someone else is carrying her heart because that's what Ellie wanted.
A Heart Of ...more
A Heart of Time is a heartfelt journey of true love, devastating loss, tremendous heartache, overwhelming guilt, new beginnings, and secret revelations that gradually heal the heart and soul. There is no way of setting a time limit on grieving, on moving on from any love, especially a love that is built and grown from childhood to the love of your life. Sometimes your fortunate to find others that will help you find the healing you need and open your heart to love again.
"Life is ...more
Note to self: Apparently there is a confusing love-triangle, Hunter ...more
I didn't have an ugly cry, but I had moments of sadness. My heart would fall to pieces and then it would be glued back together with Hunter and his little girl Olive. This book gives us heartache, undying love, an unexpected connection, family, and new beginnings.
The characters are believable. The development of the story was easy and ...more
How does one recover after losing his beloved wife right after giving birth to their baby daughter? A very special story which touches your heart from the very beginning... making you eager to keep on reading in order to discover what secrets lie ahead. A very intricate web is spun around the lives of these characters... leaving the reader's mouth agape with every revelation. A very sensitive topic which will play with your heart-strings on ever ...more
This was a very emotional journey of a man who lost his life long best friend ,and wife ,while she was delivering there child ,then he finds out she is a organ donor , she gave her heart to a young woman ,,, a year later he started to receive letters from the woman who received her heart ,He stays in a fog for 5 years ,till his daughter start pre k and he meets a single mom at the bus stop and he starts to feel again but he finds out his brother was seeing the single mom ,a while back, on top ...more
4 to 4.5 Solid Stars.
This book was well written. The author was able to incorporate both past and present seamlessly. Hunter was such a great dad. I could feel what he was going through. Ellie, oh Ellie, the decisions she made IMO was both selfless and selfish. I understand though, I really did. Ari, aww, Ari...sigh. Charlotte, I admired how she handled things. She was upfront about her feelings and what she wanted. Olive, she just stole the sho ...more
Hi guys! I'm an indie writer of Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Thrillers. Throughout my writing journey, I've hit Amazon's Top 100, Barnes & Noble's Top 10, and iBooks at #1. Hiding in suburbia with my hubby and two wild little boys, my active imagination allows me to live life as adult with many imaginary friends.