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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae
The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae | Stephanie Butland
26 posts | 13 read | 28 to read
From the author of The Lost for Words Bookshop, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae will warm you from the inside out. Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She's only a few months past the heart transplant thatjust in timesaved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . . Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? And she's felt so helpless for so long that she lets polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there's Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .
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Reecaspieces
The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae | Stephanie Butland
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This is a heart warming read. Check out my review here. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/11/11/the-curious-heart-of-ailsa-rae-by-stephanie-...

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robinb
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This was simply wonderful! Beautiful, insightful writing, wonderful characters and ALL the emotions! Ailsa is a 28 yo heart transplant recipient who has lived under threat of death since birth. We‘re beside her as she navigates her new normal...the ups and downs, the losses and gains as she finds herself and reexamines her closest relationships. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, hilarious, and illuminating. 5/5⭐️
Out 10/29

@StMartinsPress #NetGalley

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robinb
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I‘m 32% in to this women‘s fiction read, and it may or may not have already broken my heart at least once. 💔 Can already tell...it‘s a good one. 👍😊

Out 10/29

@StMartinsPress #NetGalley

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JennyM
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This is lovely. Like a warm, uncomplicated hug.

Cinfhen Sweet description💜 6mo
JennyM @Cinfhen it‘s no great work of literary fiction, but the story is lovely and I‘m enjoying spending time with the characters 6mo
Cinfhen Sometimes that‘s all we need 😁 6mo
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Tanisha_A Sounds fluffy! Enjoy! 6mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A it‘s a perfect bit of fluff 😉 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love how you describe it 🙂 6mo
Cathythoughts Great description 🥰 6mo
TrishB Sometimes that‘s just what we need! 6mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s a comfort read for sure! It‘s not quite got the charm of her other book, but it‘s got that same feel 6mo
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Bklover
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Ok, I opened my bookmail and Laurie, you sent me a booksleeve!!!! I am so thrilled- I have been coveting the booksleeves I see on Litsy but have never owned one. The pattern reminds me of the years spent at the library as a child. I can‘t wait to read the book and I love the bookmark as well! Thank you so very much- you have brought me such joy!!!
#curiousheartgiveaway

laurenbescoby Yey! So glad it arrived! 😄 I love book sleeves and this one was so nice I had to add it to the goodies. And the bookmark goes so well with the book. Enjoy it all! 😊❤ x 2y
Bronte_Chintz I‘ve not thought about the flower faeries in years!!! I loved them, I have the books for all the seasons somewhere! 😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 2y
batsy Lovely gifts and I love that bookmark and sleeve!! 2y
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Bklover
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There is something about walking to the mailbox and finding a package addressed to you that has arrived from another country. Having not travelled much, it‘s an exciting event for me! I‘ll open it in a minute- just wanted to enjoy that #bookmail feeling!
#curiousheartgiveaway.

Cathythoughts I agree , Litsy mail , book mail , other country mail ... so exciting! Touches the heart & the mystery of other countries 💫I love it too 2y
Bklover @Cathythoughts Exactly- you said it so well- that is just what I meant!❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly Wait, your name is Missy Elliott??? That‘s amazing. Get your freak on! 😉 2y
Bklover @MicheleinPhilly Yes- and I am the original Missy Elliott (I‘m older).!!! 2y
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AmyLarge
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Told with sensitivity and humour, we follow Ailsa as she gets her new heart. A fierce spirit trapped in an ailing body, she learns to take back control after so long leaving things to fate. We see the importance of family, friendship, love, of new experiences and knowing the scars our lives leave are the marks of lives lived. Fantastic storytelling, and characters that glow. It'll make you want to learn to tango and embrace your inner unicorn.

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Birdsong28
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Very good. Some difficult issues tackled with sincerity and integrity. Enjoyable which made it a rewarding experience. Thank you #Readers First and #NetGalley for providing proof copies.

#CuriousHeart
#Zaffre

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whatsthEStorey
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My most anticipated release is My Favorite Thing is Monsters Vol. II and I have to wait til August! My Favorite Thing was my first graphic novel and got me completely hooked! Thanks for sharing the #Curiousheartgiveaway @miralunasbooknook 🤗

laurenbescoby I've seen the first volume of this around everywhere! Thanks for entering, name is in the hat! 😄x 2y
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StephanieGeiser
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@kezzlou85 has two copies of this book and is willing to #payitforward and give away the second one to someone in the UK. Head over to the original post for details!

kezzlou85 Aww thank you so much for sharing 😊 2y
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kezzlou85
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Oh this was Such a lovely story. It's sweet, funny, emotional and touching in all the right places. There's a perfect blend of emotions that make the story flow seamlessly. I loved all the blog posts along the way as it added a very current touch to the story.

Ailsa is an amazing character. She's been through so much and you can't help but warm to her. I loved watching her learn to actually enjoy life.

Bklover Looking forward to this one!!! 2y
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kezzlou85
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Reading and watching my girls playing on their bouncy castle after school. The weather has been gorgeous here. Temps were in the early twenties.

jhod Fab bouncy castle!! Am jealous! 2y
kezzlou85 @jhod thanks. We've had it a couple of years and the girls love it. Well worth the money. For the girls only of course.😉 2y
jhod Ha! I bet you're on there every night! 2y
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catebutler
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I recently finished & enjoyed this cute, feel good book. It reminded me of one of my favourite romantic comedies Return To Me, with a hint of ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine‘, and a twist of ‘The Fault In Our Stars‘. I especially love that it addressed some pretty significant themes such as, illness, loss, and the importance of organ donation. A topic of conversation that is somewhat taboo, but desperately needs to be discusssed. #bookreview

Traci1 Return to Me is one of my favorite movies. The Minnie Driver / David Duchovny one, right? 2y
catebutler @Traci1 Yay! I‘m so happy you love it too! And yes, I think they have the cutest chemistry in the movie. 2y
Centique What a great photo as well! 2y
catebutler @Centique Thank you so much! 😊👋🏼 2y
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kezzlou85
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I won this on readers first and due to a mistake have ended up with two so am offering a copy up to anyone who would like it. First person to ask can have it but UK only I'm afraid. #payitforward

StephanieGeiser Aw man! I wish I lived in the UK so I could take this one off your hands. Fingers crossed it finds a good home soon! 2y
kezzlou85 @StephanieGeiser aww thank you so far I'm not having a lot of luck. @miralunasbooknook is having an international giveaway have you entered that? 💜 2y
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kezzlou85 @miralunasbooknook you're welcome and always happy to help a fellow litten 😊💜 2y
StephanieGeiser @miralunasbooknook Thanks! I just posted my entry. ☺️ 2y
kezzlou85 @StephanieGeiser good luck. 🤞 2y
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Birdsong28
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Yes I won 🎊🎉 thank you #readersfirst.

Did you get a copy @miralunasbooknook ?

kezzlou85 I won this one as well. 💜 2y
laurenbescoby I did!! 🙌 🎉 2y
AmyG Yay🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Ms_T Bravo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I got a copy of this too! Can‘t wait for it to arrive x 2y
Birdsong28 @Wanderingwithwords Congrats on getting a copy 🎊🎉📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby Have you received it yet? Our postie messed up the post yesterday (i got next doors post) and Electrical Venus arrived today, so now I'm thinking he delivered it to the neighbours whose dog eats all their post 😣 2y
Birdsong28 Not got mine yet @miralunasbooknook I know when I enquired about other books they have said it depends on the warehouse and when they get it out. What annoys me is I have had reminders after a few weeks to make sure to leave my review but I haven't received the book in that time!! And even on the email to say we have won it says it can take up to 4 weeks so don't worry. 😀📚📖 2y
Birdsong28 I actually got 2 copies of a book once @miralunasbooknook as I thought this book was taking ages and one came then the replacement one. So if you think the dog has had it just say you have haven't been sent one and they might send you another one 😀📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 thanks. I'll wait another week or so. I've received one then 2 days later had the review reminder! Was like 'giz a chance!' 😂 x 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Have you received your copy yet? I haven't. I will contact them if I haven't got mine at the end of the week as I'm away training for my new job and won't know what I get in the post till late sat 📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 nope, nothing here yet either! Shall do the same as you I think. Give them until Fri/Sat! Xx 2y
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Birdsong28
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Have just entered to win this on #readersfirst Wish me luck 🍀📚📖

laurenbescoby I wrote a review at 5am this morning and forgot to tick the box to say I would like a copy. 😂 serves me right for reading and reviewing half asleep and sadly can't go back and change it. Looks like I'm missing out on this one! Good luck to you! 😄 x 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Thanks. Oh no what a shame!! It's on #netgalley so maybe you can get a copy that way so no need to miss out 📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby I'm terrified that if I use netgalley my tbr will triple and I'll fall down a deep dark hole of ebooks without a rope 😂 maybe when the boys are older and I have more time. X 2y
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Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook I have got ARC'S from NetGalley going back about a year so we will both be down that hole together 😂😂. If you want once I have read it I will send it to you if I win? 📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 that would be so kind! ❤ There would be no rush...my tbr pile is as tall as my house... Best get Lost for Words read too...😂 let me know how you find this one when you get to it! X 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Just thought you may still be able to get a copy as if you log in to your profile and then the book and then click on update your first impression you can tick to get a copy. 📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 ooooh thanks shall have a look! I just pressed back. 😄 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook let me know my offer still stands tho 😘📚📖 2y
laurenbescoby It worked! I must have been tired 😂 if I get a copy and you don't, it'll be coming your way once I've read it 😊 x 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Glad it worked. Thanks 😘📚📖 2y
Ms_T Good luck to you and also to @miralunasbooknook 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
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Birdsong28
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Able to request from #Netgalley

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Thanks for this 😊 2y
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 It's fine 😀📚📖 2y
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Birdsong28
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Look whats due on #Readersfirst in 14 days!!

Andrew65 Need to keep an eye out for this one. Thanks for the information. 2y
Birdsong28 @andrew65 No problem 📚📖 2y
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