Shatter My Heart

July 8, 2020
    

This novel is well written, well organized, well researched and simply great storytelling.

The characters were well developed, emotionally complex individually as well as how each interacted with other characters. The storytelling was amazing as the author added details about each individual through a natural progression of time. The emotions of each character are believable and remain raw and personal throughout the story instead of wrapping things up nicely and neatly. The struggles of Dr. Lauren Wimberley point to a very real problem for people dealing with an undiagnosed illness or chronic illness.

The use of the journal from, Dr. Ian Blackburn’s ancestor provides a unique approach to this character’s own personal and deeply emotional struggles. The story is captivating and even though it’s fiction, it also reads like a self-help book for patients and their families who are dealing with chronic illness.