Review and Excerpt Tour: Change of Heart by Sonali Dev: Review Post
About the Book
Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed.
Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim: she received Jen’s heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala’s story as absurd, but there’s something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts.
Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters—her young son, Joy. She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication.
Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding—an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope.
Rating/Review: 5 cups because it is Sonali Dev!
There are certain authors that get an automatic 5 for me but even then it is still dependent on how much I enjoyed reading their latest work. But Ms. Dev seems to defy expectations with each book she writes and A Change of Heart is no exception. Its part thriller, mystery and suspense. The romance aspect initially is on the bittersweet side (especially for those who've read The Bollywood Bride) and it builds up really well (after each and every emotion has been wrung out of your poor down trodden heart!) Nik and Jess journey is an experience worth reading and A Change of Heart is a more life affirming romance than most.
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Award winning author, Sonali Dev, writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after.
Sonali’s novels have been on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post and Kirkus Best Books lists. She won the American Library Association’s award for best romance in 2014, is a RITA Finalist, RT Reviewer Choice Award Nominee, and winner of the RT Seal of Excellence. Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find out more at sonalidev.com.
Buy Links for COH:
Hudson Booksellers: http://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9781496705747