Second Hand Heart

Second Hand Heart

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One girl: Vida is nineteen, very sick, and has spent her short life preparing for death. But a new chance brings its own story, because for Vida to live, someone had to die.

One man: Richard has just lost his beloved wife in a car accident. He hasn't even begun to address his grief, but feels compelled to meet the girl who inherited his wife's heart.

Someone else's heart: In hospital Vida sees Richard and immediately falls in love. Of course he dismisses her as a foolish child. But is she? Can two people be bound by a second hand heart?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 34mm | 322.05g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552776629
  • 9780552776622
  • 333,692

Back cover copy

'Thanks for the heart,' she said.

It was a surprisingly simple statement in the midst of all that life and death and indebtedness.

One girl
Vida is nineteen, very ill, and has spent her short life preparing for death. But a new chance brings its own story, because for Vida to live, someone had to die.

One man
Richard has just lost his beloved wife in a car accident. He hasn't even begun to address his grief, but feels compelled to meet the girl who inherited his wife's heart.

Someone else's heart
In hospital Vida sees Richard and immediately falls in love. Of course he dismisses her as a foolish child. But is she? Can two people be bound by a second hand heart?
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Review Text

"...powerful emotions are aroused. A compelling, thoughtful read"
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Review quote

"An extraordinary and unforgettable book - powerful, poignant and incredibly moving. I read the whole thing at a sitting, and absolutely loved it" * SUSAN LEWIS * "Compelling new book" * Woman's Own (****) * "...powerful emotions are aroused. A compelling, thoughtful read" * Choice Magazine *
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About Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of several highly acclaimed novels including the award winning Pay It Forward, and the Richard & Judy bestseller Love in the Present Tense. She lives in Cambria, California.
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2,927 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (983)
3 28% (809)
2 9% (256)
1 2% (71)
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