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The Heart of Memory: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely.

Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife's odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret ...
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The Heart of Memory: A Novel

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Overview

When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely.

Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife's odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret he’s keeping from her. If she doesn't bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process.

A stranger may hold the answer to Savannah's recovery, but is Savannah strong enough to return to her old way of life? Can Shaun right his wrongs before word gets out? And do either one of them remember how to be who they once were—or who they want to be?

In this latest relational drama from Alison Strobel, readers will explore the difference between emotional faith and life-giving truth as Savannah wonders if she can ever trust her heart again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310413424
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 662,230
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alison Strobel writes novels that explore life, love and faith. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at www.AlisonStrobel.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    An Emotional Ride- But a Good One

    An emotional roller-coaster ride! That is the easiest way to describe "The Heart of Memory". The entire book was a ride through emotional highs and lows.I was intrigued as I read this book and it grew as the plot developed. The book held my attention quite well, especially since the story was based mainly on what was happening within each of the characters. The story walks through the faith journey of Savannah primarily, but includes the struggles of her husband and daughter. The book had several surprising turns in the plot and several times I was quite shocked at the actions of Savannah (though given her circumstances they made sense.)The book covered a lot of tough issues. Faith struggles, financial problems that are quickly falling apart, relationships, trust, throw in a heart transplant with miles of baggage and there are layers of tension riveting their way through the story. I thought the ending was great closure for the book. With so much going on through the story, not every single thread was 100% sealed, but the closure of the story worked the best for the characters and their growth. I was satisfied.I thought "The Heart of Memory" was a good story filled with many elements, but underlying messages that readers will easily relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

    Loved it!

    Alison Strobel is real. Her novels aren't typical Christian fiction that are predictable from start to finish. I couldn't put it down once I picked it up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Good read

    This book was a good read, but had a weak ending! Can't really complain as the book was a free download. It would have been nice to have a more complete ending and a final resolve.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Loved it.

    Contrary to what a previous rating said, this is an awesome novel. While the characters can be predictable at times, it still has a good storyline. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes a goodChristian fiction novel.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

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    One of the best books of the year!

    The Heart of Memory will linger in your memory long after you turn the last page. Alison Strobel plumbs the depths of lost faith and the loss of self in this amazing book. She exposes things about transplant recipients and cellular memory that were spellbinding. I couldn't put it down. Novel Journey and I highly recommend it. It's a 5-star read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2011

    AWFUL!

    I like Christian themes but this is too heavy. After about 6 chapters I gave up. The characters were plastic and unbelievable and the thought of a person in a Christian ministry that is guilty of embezzlement is disgusting!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    An Emotional Ride- But a Good One

    An emotional roller-coaster ride! That is the easiest way to describe "The Heart of Memory". The entire book was a ride through emotional highs and lows.

    I was intrigued as I read this book and it grew as the plot developed. The book held my attention quite well, especially since the story was based mainly on what was happening within each of the characters. The story walks through the faith journey of Savannah primarily, but includes the struggles of her husband and daughter. The book had several surprising turns in the plot and several times I was quite shocked at the actions of Savannah (though given her circumstances they made sense.)

    The book covered a lot of tough issues. Faith struggles, financial problems that are quickly falling apart, relationships, trust, throw in a heart transplant with miles of baggage and there are layers of tension riveting their way through the story.

    I thought the ending was great closure for the book. With so much going on through the story, not every single thread was 100% sealed, but the closure of the story worked the best for the characters and their growth. I was satisfied.

    I thought "The Heart of Memory" was a good story filled with many elements, but underlying messages that readers will easily relate to.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
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