“The drums give life to music. And the heart, it’s the music of life.”
If there is one author who always has the ability to draw me in with her beautifully poetic writing, that would have to be Amie Knight. I am yet to discover a book by her that I have not absolutely loved and felt every ounce of emotion she inputs into her stories. An Imperfect Heart was different though, it was more, so much more; more emotion, more powerful and a lot of heart.
As any mother can attest, you love your children with all your heart, from conception right up until you take your last breath. A mother’s bond with her child, whether it be in-utero, during childhood or well into adulthood is unbreakable. A mother’s love for her child knows no limits. Kelly really showcased this to me with such fierce determination and strength, the lengths she went through to protect her child was nothing short of inspiring.
Even though Kelly’s pregnancy was somewhat unexpected and it didn’t fit into her plans, her aspirations and the life she dreamed to lead. However, when she discovers her unborn baby has a heart condition, she stops at nothing to try to save her child. Kelly goes searching for the one man she knows can help her; Doc Anthony Jackson, Paediatric cardiologist.
“Yep. Me and baby girl. We’re a team. And we’re gonna do this thing. With or without you, but I hope it’s with you because I hear you’re good and I need someone who can deliver a miracle.”
Anthony was such a kind hearted soul. He agrees to help Kelly and her unborn baby and goes well above and beyond the call of duty in the process. Anthony wasn’t perfect though, he did have some moments where I was taken aback and therefore unsure of him, but overall he was sweet with a heart of pure gold.
The attraction and chemistry between Anthony and Kelly was pretty intense. It was quite evident early on that they really cared about each other and as the book progressed, I felt such a strong connection between the two and was adamant they were meant to be.
An Imperfect Heart was a poignant and emotional story of unconditional love, faith, hope, inner strength and that beautiful gift of a second chance. Amie’s writing, as always, has the ability to leave me breathless with her poetic prose and unforgettable characters. I urge anyone who loves their emotionally driven second chance love stories to read this one because an imperfect heart can be a beautiful too.
About the Author:
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.