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Change of Heart: The Love Story of a Lifetime
Change of Heart The Love Story of a Lifetime Author:Sally Mandel Sharlie Converse is twenty six, courageous, beautiful; and it looks as though life may pass her by before it has ever begun. Born with a heart defect that has defeated a battalion of specialists, Sharlie has lived her short years from moment to moment, in all-too-familiar hospital rooms, in the elegant confines of her parents' East Side town ... more »house, and, in between in sudden, pain-drenched darnesses.
A careful life. A llfe stamped FRAGILE: DO NOT TOUCH, in which everything that matters most to Sharlie-color and excitement, adventure and romance-is forbidden except in the vivid imaginings and secret longings she has long ago accepted will never be made real.
Until, on a crosstown bus crowded with Christmas shoppers, she falls into Brian Morgan's arms. And falls in love. For Sharlie, for whom love can kill, the choice is agonizingly clear: to rish her life by loving, or never to really live at all.
For Brian there is no choice. He must persuade her to have the long-resisted operation that is Sharlie's last chance, their only-chance. Sharlie can be stubborn enough, he will be more stubborn. He can love her enough, but will even that love be able to drown the nightmares and pain? For they will return.« less