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The Sailor speaks: Review of The Record of My Heart by Georgina Guthrie

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Title :  The Record of My Heart
Companion to The Words Series
Author: Georgina Guthrie
Date Published: March 24 2015
Language: English
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Buy Links: Amazon ¦ Amazon Canada ¦ Amazon UK ¦  B&N ¦ Kobo

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 Daniel Grant desperately wants Aubrey Price, a woman he can’t have—at least not for two long months. He could give up and walk away, but he won’t. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he waits.

And while he waits…he writes.

Through a series of journals and letters, The Record of my Heart traces Daniel’s romantic contemplations, what he calls “the secret musings of a man tumbling headfirst in love…”


What does one do, when you have a man baring his everything to you? To be able to look into him and see what drives him, what makes his heartbeat, what makes his soul live. The Record of My heart is a series of journals and letters by Daniel to Aubrey.

When I started reading The Words series, it was Aubrey who I admired more than Daniel. I’ve always thought that Aubrey was the better character, strong, out spoken and very intelligent. But in the Record of My Heart, I see more of Daniel as he tumbled head first into love.

And what a tumble it was.

I actually felt like I fell along with him, journeying again through the different stages of their courtship. Through his writing, we get to see how truly intelligent and witty he is. Daniel’s love for Aubrey is sweet and sentimental, pure and raw. There are times where it becomes doubtful, silly and (very characteristically Daniel) neurotic. But as Daniel comes to terms with it, his love is undoubtedly absolute and real.

The Record of My Heart is such a wonderful read, and a true companion to The Words Series. I’ve always felt that the three earlier books needed more of Daniel’s point of view so this was very much welcomed. It does not rehash the previous events of the other books, and Daniel’s thoughts give a fresh point of view.

I will always love Daniel and Aubrey’s story but I would like to apologize to Daniel for two things: first, for being a spectator in their lives once again and second, for seeing it through his heart. But I firmly believe that it would be wrong to deprive the world of a love so beautiful as theirs, with words as true as his.

 Related Books:

Book 1
The Weight of Words
Buy link: Amazon

Book 2
Better Deeds Than Words
Buy link: Amazon

Book 3
The Truest of Words
Buy link: Amazon

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Georgina Guthrie is a self-professed book hugger and compulsive diarist. Though GG now resides in Canada, she was born across the pond and still considers herself a Brit through and through, which may explain her frequent visits to her favourite local British import shop.

GG is often happiest when reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.

Follow GG:  Website| Twitter | Facebook Goodreads

Author: Lorn (pakwanstripes)

Yogi, book lover, comic book reader, cat moma and diabetic :)

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