The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae is the story of a twenty-eight year old women just learning how to live. Born with a heart defect Ailsa Rae has just had a life saving heart transplant. She has lived her life carefully, always aware of her heart defect. Now that her heart is perfect she discovers she has to take chances in order to really live this new life she has been given
Setting in Scotland
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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae was a fun read that moved quickly yet also dealt with difficult themes. We come to know the story of Ailsa Rae through her blog, emails, flashbacks and 3rd person narration. We meet her right before she receives her new heart and so are with her as she navigates what it means to be given a second chance at life. I did not know a lot about organ transplant and enjoyed seeing the impact they make for those needing them. Ailsa Rae is cute and funny and while having the maturity of a twenty-eight year old also had a naiveness to her. Now that she knows she will be around for a long time she learns more about relationships and begins forming deeper ones while also taking time to learn about herself.
My copy of The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review