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The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon
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Two years had passed since Gabby McPhee had received the heart transplant that saved her life. The reporter who was chatting to her in The Tin Man, her café and coffee roasting house in Melbourne, brought it home to Gabby how lucky she was to be alive; thankful to the family of the heart she’d been given. When a woman appeared in the café in the days following the interview, wanting to speak to Gabby, she was shocked to hear who she was…

Krystal Arthur and her two young sons were still deeply grieving over the loss of their husband and father two years prior. The article Krystal read in the newspaper sent shockwaves up and down her spine – she just knew this woman was the recipient of Evan’s heart. Was it possible for Krystal to find the answers she needed with Gabby’s help? Would she discover why Evan was in Sydney when he was killed?

The Gift of Life by Aussie author Josephine Moon is my first by this author, and it won’t be my last. An intense, heartwarming and satisfying read, the characters were well crafted, the families blended well together – Gabby and Pippa (sisters) had seven children between them – and their loving closeness was gratifying. Their service dog, Sally was a delight. It was easy to care for them all, along with the extended characters in the book (apart from Aunt Cordy 😉 – oh didn’t she hate to be called that). The Gift of Life is a wonderful read which I recommend highly.

With thanks to Penguin Random House for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

February 25, 2019 – Shelved
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-release
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
April 3, 2019 – Started Reading
April 3, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019
April 3, 2019 – Shelved as: own-read
April 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Wonderful review, Brenda!


Sharon Wonderful review, Brenda. Sounds really good. Can’t wait to read it.


Brenda Thanks Angela and Sharon :)


message 4: by Carolyn (new) - added it

Carolyn Lovely review Brenda.


Brenda Thanks Carolyn :)


message 6: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Sounds good ✅✅✅


Brenda Thanks Joanne - it sure was!


message 8: by Kathryn (new) - added it

Kathryn I can't believe you haven't read any of her others, Brenda! I've read 3! I saw Josephine Moon one evening this week at an author event and she was talking about this book and it sounds good.


Brenda I have the other two here to read Kathryn - just haven't got around to reading them yet!! Yes, this one is brilliant :)


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