Return The Heart

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What if your gift was a curse?

To a casual passerby, Lilly Paige is anything but special. As a seventeen year old, she is faced with all the complications of a teenager, but deep down there is much more.

Lilly has a gift, though sometimes it seems to be a curse.

Lilly can peer into the hearts of others - their deepest, darkest secrets are there for Lilly to see - but to what end? Raised by aloof parents, Lilly...

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Overview

What if your gift was a curse?

To a casual passerby, Lilly Paige is anything but special. As a seventeen year old, she is faced with all the complications of a teenager, but deep down there is much more.

Lilly has a gift, though sometimes it seems to be a curse.

Lilly can peer into the hearts of others - their deepest, darkest secrets are there for Lilly to see - but to what end? Raised by aloof parents, Lilly has been independent her whole life, but soon she will need to rely on her friends to evade an evil that has sold her gift to the highest bidder on the black market.

Lilly and her four closest friends are immersed in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, that will not only reveal more about Lilly's gift, but also her link to an old Russian prophecy.

Can Lilly and her friends escape the danger that is so close they can practically feel it?

Where will their perilous journey lead them - to darkness or light?

Return the Heart, by T. K. Richardson, will take readers on a wonderful adventure filled with excitement, twists, turns, and revelations that will keep you reading from start to finish. Join Lilly on her quest to learn more about this dangerous gift.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881442601
  • Publisher: Chamberton Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

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    “She who reads the hearts of many shall return the hearts

    “She who reads the hearts of many shall return the hearts of many to Russia.” So is the story of Lily Paige, a girl with extraordinary abilities – to read and understand the hearts of people. No matter good or evil, you’re bound to be revealed completely in the eyes of this girl.

    Even though the main character is Lily Paige, Return the Heart actually focuses on five teenagers, Seth, Claire, Kyle, Andrew and Lily herself – each of them with a different ability that can merge together as one in times of danger.

    Lily’s character is portrayed as diminutive but with the heart of a lion. She seems introverted to me at first - being shy, having no friends and always avoiding Claire whenever she approaches her. But eventually, the gang is able to gain Lily’s trust, and she in turn, becomes best buddies with them.

    I like how the author incorporates foreign elements in this story – a reflection of the Russian literature she greatly enjoys. Many of the characters in this story are Russians. Nikolai, a member of The Family, is a good friend of Lily. Even the evil character is a Russian. But the author did not give us a chance to discover his identity, as Lily was able to tell who he was at the first moment.

    Lily and Seth’s romance seems a bit rushed. It’s like putting two ends of a magnet close to each other – they undergo an instant attraction towards each other, and quickly fall in love. Nevertheless, it is still sweet as they are getting to know each other more in the process, and Seth’s composure and leadership is admirable.

    The part where the teens work together to thwart an evil scheme seems a bit unrealistic. Yes, it is true that they have special abilities, but somehow, I was flabbergasted upon knowing their plans. It’s just too much – what these teens could do, despite the author’s explanation about how things work out.

    Return the Heart is a fairly well read, but perhaps it is more suitable for the younger me.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

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    Return the Heart is a wonderfully written first book, leaving me wanting so much more.

    The character development made me keep turning the pages, Lilly was an awesome character, strong and brave, loyal, and just she had a vulnerability to her. I loved Claire-- her best friend, I would love it if she were mine. Seth is such a leader and soo desirable, I have yet another book boy that I would love to have a piece of.

    The premise and the way that their gifts worked together was awesome, and unique. I don't know much about Russian mythology, but it is a really neat premise. The story weaved together beautifully, there were subplots that all worked together to make a rich and compelling story.

    Return the Heart had action, romance, suspense, mystery, and spectacular characters. I wanted more, and didn't want for it to end.

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Return The Heart

    From the description, I knew this story was going to be about a girl with a special ability to read other's hearts. What I didn't know until I dived in was the thrill ride that was waiting for me!

    I loved our main character, Lilly. In the beginning, you can see how much her special ability affects her. There is no way to be normal when you can so easily know everyone's deepest secrets. I can imagine what a burden that would be sometimes. Lilly's parents are MIA in the story, but Richardson's reason for this is realistic and understandable. Lilly moves to a new town to live with her Aunt and Uncle for her senior year, and this is where she meets her friends. Claire is such a sweetheart and the kind of girl you want as a best friend. The twins, Andrew and Kyle, I would have liked to get to know better. They were in the scenes, but I felt I didn't know them as well as I knew the other characters. I hope to see them more fleshed out in the sequel, because they have the potential to be a great comic relief. Lilly and Seth's romance was definitely one of my favorite aspects of the story. They had a connection very early on, but when you read and find out why, it's impossible to doubt it. Even with their strong emotional connection early on, they took their physical relationship at a steady pace. They are incredibly perfect together, and so sweet. You can't help but root them on.

    The story was action packed, but it also did a great job at balancing character development. Lots of bad guy butt kicking and outsmarting them at their own game. I was bouncing in my seat and trying to read faster to see what would happen next. I did get confused sometimes on which bad guys were which. There were a lot to keep up with. But as I kept reading the scene, it would clear it all up. Another great aspect was the Russian prophecy that plays a big role in the plot. Richardson did a great job at withholding and revealing information at all the right times. Every time I figured one thing out, there was another that I was dying to know. That is the sign of a great story teller. I was very happy with the ending, but still left craving more. I know there is quite a bit more adventure (and romance) awaiting these characters, and I can't to dive back in with them.

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  • Posted June 23, 2010

    Great Book!

    Thrilling read--exciting and touching at the same time.Characters are well developed and real--could not put it down. I highly recommend this novel.

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