on April 4th 2017
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is.
Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.
And she’s not giving up so easily.
A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.
Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
Evelyn Abel is back in town and she reaches out to Luc even though he hasn’t answered her emails and texts in months. Luc is dying his body is rejecting a heart transplant he had three years before. He doesn’t want to go through another transplant and decides to make a road trip to Oregon where there is a dying with dignity option. Evelyn goes with him not knowing his true intentions. When she finds out she hopes she can change his mind. Luc is falling for Evelyn is it enough to change his mind?
In an Oyster Shell – A gut-wrenching read that will make you better off for having read it. It’s a great book.
The Pearls –The relationship between Luc and Evelyn was the star. It starts with Luc holding Evelyn at arm’s length because he thinks he doesn’t have a lot of time. Evelyn is an ever faithful friend who eventually breaks through Luc’s walls. They go on a trip together where Evelyn wins Luc over even more. The journey made for a great experience for the reader.
The characters were well-developed and well-defined. Evelyn was a strong heroine in the end. In the beginning, she was really vulnerable and by the end of the story, she is strong. Luc goes through quite the transformation himself. Going from wanting to die to seeing that maybe there is more to life… is quite the change. The author had a great handle on the character development.
The idea of going on a trip was a great premise. In a sense, both characters were running from something, but they had each other. The relationship that develops on the trip is swoon worthy. Having each other in the end was all they really needed in spite of what they were running from.
The Sand – It can be a tear jerker for some but was an excellent story.