What the Heart Remembers Whispers of the past When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor her seemingly charmed life falls apart Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn t recognize Ed

  • Title: What the Heart Remembers
  • Author: Debra Ginsberg
  • ISBN: 9780451237002
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whispers of the past When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, her seemingly charmed life falls apart Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn t recognize, Eden is convinced that her new heart carries the memories of its original owner Eden leaves her old life behind as she is mysteriously drawn to the city of San Diego WhisperWhispers of the past When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, her seemingly charmed life falls apart Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn t recognize, Eden is convinced that her new heart carries the memories of its original owner Eden leaves her old life behind as she is mysteriously drawn to the city of San Diego Whispers of the mind There, Eden becomes fast friends with Darcy, a young woman recently widowed by Peter, her wealthy, much older husband But Darcy is unsettled by her inability to mourn, and unsettled by recurring thoughts of Adam, a young musician she was having an affair with who has suddenly vanished Whispers of the heart Yet, the Eden learns about Darcy, the she realizes that all is not as it seems, and she begins to suspect foul play behind Peter s and Adam s fates As the tension around them escalates, Eden s mysterious dreams become and frequent Can Eden listen to what her heart is trying to tell her before it is silenced forever

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    1. What the Heart Remembers is deliciously atmospheric. I was drawn in from the start and instantly immersed myself in this world of secrets, betrayals, broken hearts and a taste of the supernatural. Cellular memory is a main theme in the story as Eden's new heart guides her. She feels, thinks and hears what the original heart owner did. Each character was well developed in this multi-layered novel. Different aspects of the story and the characters were slowly revealed and as the book took twists a [...]

    2. It was unanimously decided in my book club that this book deserved a 2.5 which, at this point, is one of the lowest ratings we have placed on a book.Unfortunate to say, this book was my choice for the month. I had strolled past it in the book store and was intrigued by the concept. I have done no research myself to say if cellular memory from a organ transplant is feasible; however I thought it to be "out of the box".Much like a book we read last year, Ginsberg did not deliver on this intriguing [...]

    3. Eden Harrison used to love running. She also loved her fiancé, Derek. That stopped when Eden required a heart transplant. Now, Eden is a changed person. Even since her transplant, she has been experiencing strange visions. Although the visions are like from scenes of another life she lived. Darcy Silver recently lost her husband. In a strange consequence, Darcy also lost her lover. When Darcy meets Eden she feels an instant connection towards her. Eden and Darcy will soon discover just how clos [...]

    4. The story is intriguing as it deals with cellular memory and a little bit of paranormal, mystery, and romance. The mystery comes in with Eden's sudden gear shift from doting fiance to a near personality change as she feels the pull to San Diego and a certain restaurant. She has odd dreams that repeat themselves and feel very real yet show scenes of a life she hasn't lived. There are a number of mysteries to be solved in this story, some of which pose questions without answers. That was my one co [...]

    5. Young Eden Harrison's life does a complete turnaround shortly after she has a heart transplant. She starts having strange memories of life in a warmer climate, and she completely pulls away from her life in Oregon and travels to San Diego. Derek, her fiancé, tries desperately to find her so he can convince her to come back to come back to him. When she settles in San Diego she meets a woman named Darcy and they seem to have an instant connection. The story centers around these three people with [...]

    6. Interesting mix in this story, heart transplant and soul identification with a little suspense, mystery on the side. Definitely held my interest, something a little different but very readable.

    7. A romance and suspense story with many twists It also poses an intriguing question, does cellular memory exist and if so to what extent.

    8. Like her book The Grift, this one also represents an epistemological departure from the empirical realm. Normally I’m not big into the “woo-woo” side, but this author has now managed to rope me in twice!Eden (“Edie”) Harrison has just been proposed to by her boyfriend Derek and is loving life in Portland, Oregon, when she develops heart disease bad enough to require a transplant. Just when she thought she would survive no longer, she gets a donor and has successful surgery. Afterwards, [...]

    9. This novel is written around the concept of cellular memory, the idea of cells of an organ keeping a memory of the original person's specific characteristics and being able to transfer to the transplant recipient.Eden is a young woman living in Portland when she becomes gravely ill and requires a heart transplant. This being a novel, she gets one pretty quickly, but after the surgery notices some things about herself are very different and unfamiliar to her. Her tastes in foods have significantl [...]

    10. I started this book awhile back and sadly got distracted when school started so it took me awhile to finish but I really enjoyed this book! I found the story really intriguing because it was a mix of paranormal, mystery, and a bit of romance. It also talked about cellular memory which is a really controversial subject so that was interesting. I really love how we get a bit of background information about Derek and Eden as a couple and Darcy and Peter as a couple before Eden got sick. I really en [...]

    11. Eden Harrison has been waiting for heart transplant so that she can get on with her life and marry Derek. When a donor is found and the transplant is completed something strange starts to happen. Eden starts having nightmares about people, places and events that were never part of her life. She likes different food and pink is no longer her favorite color. She is convinced her new heart carries the memories of the original owner. She feels drawn away from Portland and to San Diego. She leaves ev [...]

    12. Deeply engaging and haunting, What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg follows young Eden Harrison fresh off receiving a heart transplant from an unknown donor. At first things are fine, but things begin to change when Eden begins to have dreams of people and places that she doesn’t recognize. Convinced that her new heart has a memory of its own, she leaves her old life behind and moves to San Diego, where she meets and befriends Darcy, a recent widow. Adding more mystery to the story, Darcy [...]

    13. My process for choosing a book is a little eclectic. If it's written by an author I know I like, I just get it, no questions asked. When looking for a new author, however, a catchy title or showy cover will grab my attention. If I like the blurb on the back, I'll give it a chance. I never open the book and read a sample before making my decision. What if I catch a glimpse of a critical moment in the book, and the whole experience is ruined because of this slip? (#booknerdproblems). This particul [...]

    14. The 411 by Maria:I read this last week while I was recovering from surgery oddly enough. Although it was nothing like the heart transplant in the book, it was a good read to get through the worst, most painful of my days.In What the Heart Remembers we meet Eden who has received a heart transplant from a donor. She suddenly changes her life after dealing with feelings that aren't necessarily her own. For most of the book, I was unsure of who the heart belonged to. The writer does a great job of b [...]

    15. It's not that I didn't like the story. I was actually into it trying to figure out what the big secret Darcy was keeping but once I found out whose heart Eden really had, I guess I was disappointed. The thought of an ex-lover scorned was too typical and, well, dumb. I would have liked it better if somehow Darcy's husband had planned the whole thing to get her back for the affair and dropping in on her when she figure it out. I didn't really understand Lulu's character or learned much about her s [...]

    16. With a thriller like What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg, I wouldn't want to give too much information away. Reading how the story unfolds is what makes this a thriller after all. In the story, Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant. After that her life changes. She, in a way, becomes a different person. She moves from Portland, Oregon to San Diego where she becomes friends with Darcy Silver, a beautiful, rich, young widow. The mysterious connection between these two women unfold in a [...]

    17. I’d heard about cellular memory before and it made me interested in reading What the Heart Remembers and I was excited when I find out I’d won this book through First Reads giveaway. The story immediately drew me into the lives of Eden and Darcy. The mystery of why Eden’s new heart was affecting her life was told in a way that had me thinking I’d figured it out only to find out that it wasn’t the person we’d been led to assume. While I really enjoyed the story, there were times when [...]

    18. Book Review & Giveaway: You know I’m a sucker for intriguing book covers, and What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg definitely qualifies! Add in two of my top ten favorite cities and a very interesting sounding concept, and I jumped on it with both feet. When I began reading, I thought “Hmm, I don’t know about this after all. This idea may have been done to death.” But then I got into the story and realized it had a completely new slant. What the Heart Remembers has been compare [...]

    19. 3 1/2 Stars The intriguing premise, psychological twists and turns made this a "heart pounding" read, no pun intended. I was drawn into the characters and the story and read it in one day. I agree with some of the other reviews on several points but don't want to give anything away. Suffice it to say that it was an enjoyable read which begs us to ask how far will someone go for love and what moral boundaries would someone be willing to cross. I had some reservations at the outcome of the novel b [...]

    20. I didn't hate it but really didn't care for it either, I would give it a 2.5! I really liked the thought behind the book, what an amazing story to follow, but I felt it fell a little flat. Ginsberg did great in swaying our thoughts to think the heart belonged to a certain person but while doing that she left a lot of major questions unanswered, that just bothered me through most of the story. I struggled through reading this, I did want to know what would happen so great job there but it may hav [...]

    21. Great read! about a women who receives a heart transplant, and has certain unexplained memories from her donor, feelings/ likes and dislikes that she cannot explain. "Cellular Memory" is the medical term for it, in which patients take on certain characteristics of their organ donors, this theory has not been proved in todays world yet but has been researched. Very intriguing thought. The ending of this book has so much built up suspense and eeriness about it. also a happy ending which who doesn' [...]

    22. What the Heart Remembers drew me in and captivated my mind. Although science themed books are not my normal choices I couldn't put this book down. The relationship of Darcy and Eden was wonderful and the idea of cellular memory facinating. There were a few side stories that I felt were left unresolvede kiss between the waitress and Eden as well as Darcy, Lisa, and the lawyer never figured out what that was all about. For those reasons, I only give the book a 4 star, but would recommend it to fri [...]

    23. This book, which combined women's fiction and suspense, was the best Christmas gift. I was on vacation on Sanibel Island, Florida, and my daughter picked out a YA novel she wanted from this wonderful independent bookstore called MacIntosh Books and Paper. When I purchased her book, they had a basket of books wrapped in Christmas paper that you could select for free. I picked one labeled "thriller," opened it up and thought, "I might just like this." I proceeded to read it every chance I got and [...]

    24. Oy. I read this one fairly quickly, so that says something. Actually, that says that it was easy reading, but that's where my positive comments end. Although the subject matter (cellular memory) is fascininating, this book was one big cliche. It read like a movie of the week. However, I've heard good things about this author so I may check out her other books.As an aside, I often unwittingly choose books that have similar themes. This is the second book I've read lately with a character who can [...]

    25. A little predictable. I was back and forth between being drawn into the story and thinking it was a ridiculous plot. There's a difference between cellular memory (which is supposed to explain everything that is happening) and a person who is completely taken over by another person's spirit (which is really what was happening). It kind of felt like I was reading a ghost story, especially towards the end.

    26. I've been waiting a long time for Ginsberg's newest, and "What the Heart Remembers" is definitely worth the wait! Both a chilling mystery and a fascinating exploration of two women, it's a quick-paced read, one that I couldn't stop thinking about. "What the Heart Remembers" is the sort of book that tempts me to read at stoplights (don't worry, I don't!) and I can't wait to see what Debra cooks up next!

    27. It was enjoyable enough but Derek's POV was unnecessary. I think keeping it to just Eden and Darcy would've been sufficient. Also, I was a bit disappointed by how she chose to go about employing the idea of cellular memory. I felt the twist was a bit unjustified because the reveal didn't lead up to expectations. I thought it was done more to surprise because it was making us believe one thing. I wasn't very interested in Eden after the heart transplant either. Overall =average

    28. Debra Ginsberg's best novel to date, What the Heart Remembers is based on the concept of cellular memory, which at this time is merely anecdotal in nature and not yet embraced by the scientific community. When a young woman receives a heart transplant, her life changes drastically as she takes on the memories and thoughts of her organ donor. The book will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire read.

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