A Change of Heart

Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his son, Maggi, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed.

Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a man who makes a startling claim: she received Jen ’ s heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala ’ s tory as absurd, but there ’ s something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts.

Ted has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters—her young son, Joy. She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication.

Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev ’ s page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding—an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and ope.
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Published September 27th 2016 by Kensington
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gave it

A Change of Heart is her hird boo and is my avorite of the three.

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If not for the bone-dry bottle, today would have been the day he turned that corner and went down that road. " Dr. Nikhil Joshi left his comfortable home to care for those in Mumbai ’ s slums, working alongside his wife, Dr. Jen Joshi.

He thinks if he is in motion long enough, they can never catch up with him.

A man on board walks by him periodically, he thinks its Jen, the color of her air, the flash of that red, catches his eye.

If I don ’ t end this soon, I ’ ll lose more than my fingers. ” For Nikhil, Jen ’ s absence haunts his days and his nights.There ’ s not much that is not contained in this story: mystery, Indian culture, romance, a dark criminal underground, medical crimes, relationships so tentative, so ragile, with tale of their own in the making.

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Nic was a wonderful hero, but man of my ove is set aside for Jess who has been beaten down and ca n't see a way out.

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The protagonist were well done and the tal was well developed.

It eventually came together but it took longer than I would have liked.NOTE: I was given an ARC of this boo by the publisher for an honest review.

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Ms Dev is definitely becoming a favorit uthor of mine.All three novels are loosely connected, each telling the tory of a character we met in the earlie book but they work perfectly well on their own.Ms Dev gives a look at life of Indians in the US and India through a beautiful but painful love story, that can only happen when broken souls meet and help each other heal.I have to admit this story started slow for me and I had a somewhat hard time getting into it but once I was in the retellin, I could n't put the book down.

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The las half is mostly Nic 's pain over losing his mother, dealing with her death and how she never told him she was helping with the ase, putting her life and her pregnancy in jeopardy.

We get insight into why Jess is doing what she is and how ess and Nic are experiencing some chemistry but are too tied up in their pain to fully acknowledge or know how to act on it.

Even with such a start, the first half of the tory I think is even more painful.

Nic 's family are from the revious ooks in the series and their connection and relationships filled out the story beautifully.

There were also povs from Rahul, the cop Nic 's wife was helping and who helps explain the criminal mystery part and is clearly being set-up for a nove of his own and from the illain.

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