From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise and Three Gold Coins comes a colourful and heartwarming story about a cafe owner who is given a new chance at life after receiving a heart transplant – but her new life comes at a price.
I suddenly knew, with crystal clarity, that it wasn’t my memory I was experiencing. It was someone else’s. It was his.
Gabby McPhee is the owner of The Tin Man, a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up – until a mysterious customer appears in the cafe, convinced that Gabby has her deceased husband’s heart beating inside her chest . . .
By the internationally bestselling author of The Tea Chest, this is a profound and moving novel about the deeper mysteries of love and loss – and the priceless gift of life.
“I was really surprised at the direction this story took. The plot was interesting, allowing characters to show a genuine human fragility and compassion . . . A lovely Australian novel from an accomplished writer.”
Esther Perry, Good Reading Magazine
“I read this book in a day! Wonderfully written, with characters you come to care about and root for, this was an engrossing novel that was difficult to put down.”
“[A] moving novel about family, grief and hope . . . Josephine Moon is a vivid, direct storyteller who grapples with big life questions with subtle grace. She gives her two complex heroines complicated histories and distinguishing quirks, making their journeys particularly gripping. The novel offers a moving exploration of the joys and difficulties of family and motherhood.”
“Reading a Josephine Moon novel is always a delicious treat.”
“A truly moving tale about loss and love and connection, with a wonderful cast of well developed characters, with layered storylines.”
“The Gift of Life truly is a gift to any reader . . . It is moving, uplifting, intriguing and life affirming.”
Amanda Barrett, Mrs B's Book Reviews
“Part mystery, part romance and all heart, Moon has crafted a great novel about the power of friendship, love and second chances.”
Leanne Edminstone, Q Weekend
“This story is a gift in itself.”
Carina Bruce, Herald Sun