Born with a severe heart defect, she’s spent her whole life in and out of hospital desperately needing a transplant.
Just days from death, her weak prayers are finally answered, and she receives a new heart; one that not only saves her life, but changes it forever.
Now fit and healthy, Ava is able to do things she only dreamed of, like get a job and some independence, fall in love, and finally live life to the fullest.
But her journey of self-discovery takes her to places she never expected. Along the way, Ava doesn’t just find the woman she was always meant to be, but she also finds out more about the woman who no longer is. The one who gave her this new life because she lost hers.
Faced with a devastating dilemma, Ava must decide whether the heart that’s pumping inside her body now belongs to her, or is still beating for someone else...
What people are saying about This Old Heart of Mine:
“A.J. Compton is most definitely an author and a poet. She writes with her whole heart all the way down to her soul. She left it all on the page in this book and it’s absolutely beautiful! A beautiful book, through and through, cover to cover, inside and out.” – BexLovesBooks
“This Old Heart of Mine is one of the most gut wrenching, heartbreaking, magical stories I have read… This story reached in and touched my soul in ways I can’t express in words.” – Bookalicious Babes Blog
“A.J. Compton's words are utterly earth-shattering, yet so refreshing and soothing. They were magically intertwined to one another that there's not a chance you won't be touched and shaken up by how powerful they are...If you're hungry for a new author who has words so encompassing they will seep through your bones and all the cracks in your armor, A.J. Compton is your girl and This Old Heart of Mine is your book for it.” – Rentastic Reads
“A.J. Compton has a way with words that strike me somewhere deep. They leave a mark on me…She writes about the fragility of life and love in a way that resonates so deeply. I defy anyone not to be moved beyond tears by this book. An utterly beautiful and poetic tale that I've not been able to stop thinking of weeks after reading.” – EmmBooks
“This book. How can you even form words to explain how amazing and wonderful, captivating This Old Heart of Mine was? I laughed, I loved, I lived through this book with the main character Ava. This has become one of my all-time favorite books.” – Beyond Boyfriend Reviews
“A.J. Compton’s This Old Heart of Mine is one of those books that gobbles your heart and soul right up when you open its pages… This book was exceptional. It’s one that you must pick up and read for yourself and enjoy the ride of emotions, the laughter, and the story Compton has to tell.” – Southern Vixens Book Obsessions
“I've read before than an author's main goal is to evoke feelings in people when they are reading their stories, A.J. did more than that for me. Her words consumed me and kept me in their clutches right until the very last one. The emotion poured through the pages of this book and seeped into me.” – Reflections of a Book Geek
“The emotional connection to the characters in this book is hazardous to your heart, your eyes, and your sinuses.” – Reviews from the Heart
“This book is the definition of a life-ruiner, in my world. This book challenged me, pushed me out of my comfort zone...and made me stop to really think about things in a different way. The sheer number of pulse-stopping moments, the ones that make you step back and catch your breath? I can't even try to guess how many there were in this read.” – Betwixt These Pages