Borrowed Heart: Book One of the Evie Sanders Series

Borrowed Heart: Book One of the Evie Sanders Series

by Linda Lamberson

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Can love survive in a world where death is just the beginning and demons are hunting your true soul mate? Read Lamberson’s debut novel in her nationally recognized romance series to find out how Evie and Quinn's story begins.

"It is a very strong love story that defines what the word 'soul-mate' means ... It's not so much about what happens after death as it is about how far love and a heart can reach." —Reviewers Helping Authors on Amazon and Goodreads

"Lamberson does a fantastic job weaving a fated love-story. She took her idea of ‘what-if’ and has created a fantastic answer." —Kathy LaMee for Tracy Riva Books and Reviews on Goodreads

Lamberson's debut novel, Borrowed Heart, was a finalist in the 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards in the romance category.


Evie Sanders is good at heeding that gnawing feeling she gets when trouble rears its head—or at least she used to be. Things change when she meets Quinn Harrison. Evie would never intentionally hurt her long-distance boyfriend or jeopardize their relationship, but she finds it difficult to resist Quinn. Just when things can’t seem to get more complicated, she’s involved in a fatal car accident. Yet, her death marks a new beginning—and her new existence as an immortal. It’s not long before Evie and Quinn’s paths cross again, and she finds herself walking a fine line between bending the rules she must now obey and breaking them.

Read the entire series to see how Evie and Quinn's story begins and ends!

—Borrowed Heart (#1)

—Peace of Mind (#2)

—Soul to Shepherd (#3)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013634374
Publisher: Publish Green
Publication date: 08/05/2011
Series: The Evie Sanders Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Linda Lamberson’s debut book, Borrowed Heart: Book One of the Evie Sanders Series, was named a finalist in the romance category by the prestigious NIEA – The National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Since then, she has published the second and third books in the series, "Peace of Mind" and "Soul to Shepherd."

Lamberson is a Chicago-area native, an author, and a devoted mother and wife. After studying at Indiana University in Bloomington, she attended graduate school at The University of Chicago, where she received her Master’s degree in Social Service Administration, followed by her Juris Doctor degree. She then worked at a large law firm in Chicago.

In 2009, inspiration guided Lamberson to begin writing when a conversation with a neighboring passenger on a plane reminded Lamberson of a near-fatal car accident she'd been in while a freshman in college. It led her to ask—What if? ... What if she hadn't survived the accident? What if that had been the end of her story? What if it didn't have to be? Evie Sanders was born out of that basic premise and so was her story. Lamberson explores the question of whether love can thrive in the wake of tragedy as the main character fights to find a way to be with her true soul mate while coming to terms with her own unpredictable journey between life, death, and immortality.

For more information about the author, her book series and other upcoming projects, visit her website: or follow her on Twitter or Facebook (under “Borrowed Heart”).

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Borrowed Heart: Book One of the Evie Sanders Series 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Angelfirewithwings More than 1 year ago
Borrowed Heart by Linda Lamberson Eve, or as her friends called her, Evie, didn't know that the morning she woke up late for one of her classes, not taking the time to take notice of what she was going to wear, only throwing something on off of the floor, that her life was pre-destined. Nor would she heed the warning from the physic. When Quinn first asked Eve for her notes on class, little did he know that his life would never be the same and that his too was pre-destined. Take a journey of love, betrayal, jealousy, pain, tears, and heartache in Borrowed Heart. It is a very strong love story that defines what the word 'soul-mate' means. It also gives us glimpses into the heavens and puts questions into our minds, could this really happen after death? It's not so much about what happens after death as it is about how far love and a heart can reach. I found myself reading this book in no time because it was such a page turner and I was so filled with the emotions the people in the book were going through, I couldn't put it down because I had to know what was going to happen to them in the decisions they were making. Close to the end, I just closed my eyes and told myself that no, this can't end like this, please let this last chapter, last few pages turn out differently. It didn't exactly end the way I wanted, but the author has allowed the reader to get a peek at the next book in Evie's life and I have my fingers crossed!!! Things just have to work out the way I want it to. Borrowed heart is one of those books you NEVER want to end, you want it to go on and on. I guess the author knows this and that is why she is putting us out of our misery by making it a series. *smile* Thank you!! I highly recommend Borrowed Heart by Linda Lamberson! It totally touched my heart and tearing it out at the same time. It is a roller coaster of emotions and I LOVED IT. I give Borrowed Heart five stars ***** Reviewed by Nora Chipley Barteau Reviewers Helping Authors
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
Borrowed Heart is a rollarcoaster ride of emotions and romance. It will drawn you right from the start and leave you wanting more at the end. Eve, or Evie as her friends call her is just a normal college student. She has a boyfriend from high school Ryan who attends a different collage. Things are going fine until she meets Quinn in one of her classes. He is gorgeous and very persistent. After a kiss between Evie and Quinn one night at party Evie decides she needs to tell Ryan in person what happened and her feelings for Quinn. That is the night that will change her life forever. Evie is tragically killed in a car accident. When she awakens she is greeted by Peter. He tells her that she is dead and is a Shepard, someone who watches over and protects human or as they call them, charges. Evie cannot believe that she is dead and wants answers. Peter starts to explain what a Shepard is and all the rules that go along with it. All of Evie's memories of her life are gone. She is not allowed to find anything out. While on assignment protecting a charge you are not allowed to reveal yourself to them either. There are too many other rules to list. Evie has only just started her training when she finds out that she is being assigned to a charge immediately. When she arrives back on Earth to start her assignment her charge who just happens to be Quinn, can "feel" or sense her. He knows that Evie has somehow returned. This is where the story started getting really interesting to me. Evie starts breaking the rules starting with revealing herself to Quinn. She can go from invisible to materializing into a human like being with all her cool powers. As they start to rekindle their forbidden romance they have no idea what danger is in store for them. Evie doesn't realize that she is not only putting Quinn in more danger but herself also. The Servants, evil other worldly beings will do anything to keep them apart. I loved the chemistry between Quinn and Evie. Their relationship is so emotional with all the ups and downs. Quinn wants to be a normal couple but Evie knows that she has to stick to her assignment to protect Quinn while trying to follow the rules. She struggles big time with this and it makes for a really great story. The ending was bitter sweet for me and a bit of a cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the sequel and the rest of this series. This book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. It will break your heart and make you smile all at the same time!