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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Legacy of Lucy Harte by Emma Heatherington - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Maggie received a precious gift seventeen years ago, a new chance at life, and the person who made that possible was Lucy Harte. Maggie needed a donor heart and Lucy's saved her. Maggie repeatedly thanks Lucy for her gift, but even though she knows she should cherish it, now that her heart is broken she doesn't take good care of it. Maggie's husband left her after being married to her for a little over a year and Maggie is making a mess of her life. Her friends, family and colleagues are all worried about her.

Maggie's destructive behavior ceases as soon as she receives a letter from Simon Harte. He has something he wants to share with her. Lucy has one more precious thing to give to Maggie and saves her life again. While with the guidance of Lucy Maggie gets herself together she has the chance to find herself, to fully live without regrets and to take care of her donor heart as well as she can. Lucy Harte has left Maggie something precious and Maggie will never forget what she's done for her.

The Legacy of Lucy Harte is a beautiful emotional story. Maggie is a sweetheart and what her ex-husband has done to her is awful. She went through so much in her life already and doesn't deserve the suffering he caused. Fortunately there's help and there is hope. It was fabulous to see how her connection with Lucy changes Maggie's life again, just like it did seventeen years ago. Lucy is special and I loved the fantastic way Emma Heatherington portrays her. Because of her Maggie knows how to really live and reading about it was both fascinating and compelling.

Emma Heatherington writes about a serious topic in an empathic and honest way. I read The Legacy of Lucy Hearte with a smile on my face and tears in my eyes. The bittersweet story contains many different layers and they are all equally interesting. I loved getting to know both Maggie and Lucy and the important people in their lives. Even though organ donation isn't a light topic the story never becomes too heavy. Emma Heatherington skillfully masters keeping the balance, which makes her story incredibly strong. I loved this amazing moving book and highly recommend it.


The Legacy of Lucy Harte is perfect for readers who love beautiful and impressive emotional stories.

About Emma Heatherington

Emma Heatherington is from Donaghmore, Co Tyrone where she lives with her children - Jordyn (21), Jade (16), Dualta (16) Adam (15) and Sonny James (2). She has penned more than fifty short educational films, plays and musicals as well as six novels for Poolbeg Press, two of which were written under the pseudonym Emma Louise Jordan.

Her latest signing with Harper Impulse (Harper Collins) saw the re-release of her first book Crazy For You (originally Dodder Books) in 2013 and The Legacy of Lucy Harte (Jan 2017). A Part of Me and You will be released in January 2018. She also worked with country legend Philomena Begley on her official autobiography (The O'Brien Press) which is available from November 6th 2017.

Emma loves spending time with her partner (the international artist and singer/songwriter Jim McKee - all things Nashville, romantic comedy movies, singalong nights with friends and family, red wine, musical theatre, new pyjamas, fresh clean bedclothes, long bubble baths and cosy nights in by the fire.


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Five very lucky readers of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of The Legacy of Lucy Harte by Emma Heatherington.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. The Legacy of Lucy Harte sounds like a beautiful, poignant and inspirational story to remind us all that life is something to experience not to endure.

  2. It sounds like a very moving story.

  3. this looks like a lovely heart wrenching tale!

  4. sounds wonderful and full of emotion

  5. Such an emotional story that will have me sobbing I've no doubt. A difficult topic treated with care and love.

  6. Wow, this is a difficult topic but sounds beautifully and movingly dealt with here.

    1. Oh, and I live in Northern Ireland too so hello fellow Ulster-ite! ;)

  7. I have yet to discover Emma's books

  8. Sounds good, thanks for the review and giveaway!

  9. Emma's books sounds absolutely perfect and I'd very much love to read them.

  10. I'll enjoy this story, however, I better have the tissues handy.

  11. Sounds like a lovely book - great giveaway

  12. This looks like it might make me cry

  13. I like emotional stories ♡

  14. I hope I don't cry too much when reading this book

  15. Not read many "organ donor" books and as I volunteer for the British Heart Foundation it appeals to me in that way as well. Does sound like I may need a box of tissues when I read it, but sounds a great story.

  16. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  17. Great story and love the cover!

  18. This looks like a wonderfully stirring and emotional read. A certifiably strong heart that has broken, and needs tending-to. I would love a chance to read about Maggie's journey, and Lucy's legacy.