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The Heart Series

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Three different stories, all connected by one family experiencing the type of love that continues on long after we’re gone.

A Heart of Time

“Time of death...” the doctor said. I won’t forget that moment I looked over at 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 togethe
Published July 17th 2017
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Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Heart Of Time

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 Time is not just a book, it's an experience. An experience that is equal parts
Karen Gagnon
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Captures Your Heart Stars!

***A Heart of Time (BK #1)***
This book jumps right in and captures your heart, and never lets go! We are introduced to Hunter and Ellie experiencing what is supposed to be one of the most joyous events new parents can have. Unfortunately tragedy strikes and Hunter is left heartbroken and alone to raise his newborn daughter, Olive. Ms. Ryan skillfully channeled the struggle Hunter warred with, being both grief-stricken by the loss of his wife and the joy and love he
Heather Blauth Ambrosino
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Heart of Time - This story was like nothing I've ever read! I cried throughout the whole story, but for so many different emotions; happiness, sadness, and for fear of loss. This was a story that hooked me from the very beginning all the way through until end - I could not put it down and had such a book hangover in the end! Hunter is just a Dad, trying to do his best by his daughter and he deserves happiness just like everyone else. I might be a little crazy, but I sometimes wonder what would ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First a warning, keep the tissues handy because you're going to need them. The emotional undertow is deep and it is strong. This book takes on some really big subjects: love, loss, life, death, second chances, redemption. And they're all handled with such a deft touch that you really don't realize just how deep the subject matter is until you're in over your head. I'm still processing. I'm not sure how to write a review for this book that doesn't contain spoilers but says more than just "I loved ...more
Bewitched Reader
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shari J. Ryan's prose in A Heart of Time is beautiful and witty with characters who will make you laugh and cry and want to shake them because you are so frustrated. Olive is unbelievably adorable and incredibly smart for her age. Even with Olive's adorableness, AJ was my favorite. His sense of humor and jokes towards Hunter kept me laughing throughout the story and were a great way to bring light-hearted moments to a story centered around a heavy topic.

A Heart of Time is going to have Nicholas
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
What a wonderful, tear-jerker of a series! This whole series covers very emotional topics that will have you fighting for each of the characters along their journey and crying into your tissues. These three stories cover Hunter, AJ and Ari but intertwine their characters in each story as well. Each of their struggles are emotionally wrought with love and painful decisions. I cried more than once reading these three stories. I don't see how anyone could read these stories without feeling the char ...more
Barb Shuler
Tears, Love and Hope. That is what the pages of this series bring to the reader. Each story takes you on a journey not unlike the one before, yet they are different in so many ways. Hunter, AJ and Violet all have broken hearts that need to heal. The love, hard times and the loss they all have to traverse makes them stronger in the end. I can't say enough good things about these stories. I am not a reader of books that make you cry but these are stories I could and have read multiple times. Throu ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with A Heart of Time and all of the characters of the emotional, heartbreaking and uplifting journey. I especially loved A.J.'s character, so when I found out he was getting his own book in A Missing Heart I was so excited to read! That book blew me away as well, it was a rough and bumpy ride for him but so worth the pain!! Last but not least we got Ari's story - such a beautiful addition to hear her side of things from AHoT and I absolutely loved it!! I cannot recommend this seri ...more
M L Dyson
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I absolutely loved this series!! I cried, I laughed, I was mad then happy....i was all over the place with my emotions. It was a very raw and heart wrenching series. The story's are so poignant and real. I could feel the pain and the happiness in every word I read.....this is a must read series!!
Kylie Frankel
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I seriously can't find the words to explain this series.. I cried and laughed. This book seriously made me have all the feels. I loved everyone in this series and will die without them everyday!
I will be reading the rest of Shari's books!
Samantha Schafer
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ugly-cry
All three stories are beautiful, Ellie and Hunters, AJ, and Ari's. Also very emotional! So grab some tissues and dive in!!

Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ugly-cry
Breaking my heart and putting it back together. Such an ugly cry it's beautiful
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A-freaking A-MAZING!! From the first few chapters I came undone it was an amazing book and the perfect series , but keep tissues handy!! 5 stars ✨!!
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Shari's books always have a last imprint on my heart and soul..The Heart Series will have you crying your heart out into a tissue. But let it be known she gradually sews your broken heart back togethor.

Shari's writing is amazingly beautiful. Each and every word she writes made a last impression on my heart. This series will forever hold a special place in my heart.

This series deserves way more than 5 stars!!!! 💚💚💚
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