A Distant Heart

A Distant Heart

Her name means ?miracle? in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that?s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai?s Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home, with only t Her name means ?miracle? in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that?s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to ...

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Title:A Distant Heart
Author:Sonali Dev
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:A Distant Heart
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:302 pages pages

A Distant Heart Reviews

  • Katherine Coble
    Aug 20, 2018
    I loved Dev?s first two books, but these two that deal with organ transplants are...not great. I applaud her instinct to address the black market human organ issue, which IS a big deal in India and Asia. But this book feels like it didn?t know what it wanted to be. Is it a stor...
  • Barbara O'Neal
    Oct 21, 2017
    A book that is almost impossible to drop into a neat category. It's part suspense, part gritty crime tale, wholeheartedly romantic, and a most unusual Rapunzel tale. I loved that it was set in Mumbai, and yet was completely accessible. Loved Sonali's voice, which is highly original and...
  • Darlene
    Jun 14, 2018
    Great story I am not a huge fan of romance style books. Ms. Dev may be the one to change my thinking! Kimi and Rahul have been friends since they were young. Their first meeting was on two sides of a window but Kimis illness makes the divide greater. This is a story of two people se...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 02, 2018
    A Distant Heart is not my favorite from Sonali Dev but it remains very likable and engaging, especially if you like romantic suspense with plenty of emotion. This book provides alternating timeframes along with characters you may recognize from Dev's other novels. The delicate subject ...
  • Natalie
    Jan 13, 2018
    This is my first Sonali Dev book and surely not my last wow!!! What a fantastic ride this was. I didnt read the book before this one and was still able to follow the events with ease. The story told by switching between present day events and Kimi and Rahul's past and it was done so ...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    Nov 29, 2017
    I have a love affair with Sonali Dev's books. She writes such good words. Words that usually completely break my heart (it's still broken after reading A Change of Heart) but she repairs it and gives us a shiny HEA at the end with all the smiles. The heroine in this book, Kimi, literal...
  • Kathryn
    Nov 29, 2017
    A Distant Heart takes up the story that was started in a Change of Heart. Now the focus is on Rahul the police officer chasing down a criminal ring who steal hearts on the black market. Rahul has suffered much loss in his life, he comes from a poor family and has always fought his ...
  • Natasha
    May 21, 2017
    I got an ARC of this book at RT. This story is set in Mumbai and it's a continuation of the previous book (A change of heart). We were introduced to Kimi and Rahul in the previous book. The previous book was a bit dark. Especially from the authors other works. This one is much ligh...
  • Kate Douglas
    Oct 13, 2017
    I sat next to Sonali at an RWA book signing in Orlando this year, and managed to talk her out of an advance copy of A DISTANT HEART. I fell in love with this series after reading A Bollywood Affair, and couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. The thing is, every once in a great w...
  • Sally Kilpatrick
    Apr 11, 2018
    I loved the idea of a Rapunzel story, and I won't spoil for you how that part of the story takes place. Kimi has been sheltered most of her life due to an immune disorder. Once she fixes that, the meds start destroying her heart. Finally she has a new heart, but the love of her life is...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    Jun 25, 2017
    4.5/5 Stars This book is easily my favorite in the Bollywood series so far. It definitely has a different feel than the other books in the series since it flashes back to Kimi and Rahul?s childhoods and it takes place in India, but I think it?s all the better for those things! ...
  • Michele
    Jan 16, 2018
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.com Sonali Dev?s beautiful prose wove a complicated and deeply emotional tale for readers in A Distant Heart. Ultimately a friends-to-lovers trope, there was also a good bit of suspense and a layer of lies and deception which kept the plot mo...
  • Becky
    Dec 16, 2017
    Oh, goodness. I haven't read A Change of Heart yet (there is no excuse--I have the audiobook! I've read all of her other books! This year just got away from me :(...) and since this one is somewhat connected, there are some mildly spoiler-ish bits. But that didn't stop me from l...
  • Melinda
    Jan 04, 2018
    There is always a danger when you are waiting anxiously for a book that it won't live up to your expectations. Sonali Dev set the bar incredibly high with her previous books and there is always that worry that the next one will be a weak link in the chain. Fortunately, Dev is better th...
  • Jess
    Aug 04, 2018
    I liked this, but I wish it had been a little more linear. I get why it wasn't, but it was definitely a book where I got into a part and then we were somewhere else. It was also a little frustrating that it took the entire book to get to the reveal regarding Kimi's heart. Again, get wh...
  • Marlene
    Jan 05, 2018
    Originally published at Reading Reality It?s all Kimi?s fault. Not just the events in A Distant Heart, but also everything that happened in A Change of Heart. Both the good and the bad. But especially the bad. The problem is that Kimi doesn?t know it?s her fault, or that ...
  • Falguni Kothari
    Aug 11, 2017
    What a really good book does is: - Keeps you flipping pages (all night long) until it's done - makes you stare at the book in your hands even after you've finished reading it - urges you to hand it over to another avid reader so you can gush about it together - inspires that next ...
  • Timitra
    Nov 24, 2017
    A Distant Heart is a friends to lovers story set in India that I quite enjoyed. I loved the way in which the author told it. Showing the hero and heroine's first meeting as children and how their relationship evolved over time. Nothing between moves quickly, it's a slow build up that i...
  • Lisa Lin
    Sep 01, 2017
    I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of A Distant Heart at RWA this past July and jumped at the c hance to read it ASAP. Sonali's writing is lyrical and evokes all the emotions and feelz. You are immediately transferred to Mumbai and her descriptions are so vivid, it makes you feel lik...
  • Gaele
    Jan 04, 2018
    A story that is told in two voices, both of which tell their side of the story in a mix of flashbacks to past and distant past events, using these voices and the concept of ?love? to explain, justify, share and provide pivot points on which the story moves forward, sideways and occ...
  • Nikita Navalkar
    Feb 01, 2018
    I just finished A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev, and it?s left me with so many feelings! Like any Bollywood movie worth its salt, Rahul and Kimi have their ups and downs, flashbacks, action, family drama, debilitating sickness even, but it?s their connection that keeps them going abo...
  • Marianna
    Dec 23, 2017
    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! The story is set in India, Mumbai and follows two people, Kimi and Rahul, as they form an unlike friendship. They come from two completely different worlds; Kimi is rich, whereas Rahul is extremely poor. However t...
  • Krystal
    Dec 28, 2017
    I was enchanted from Sonali Dev's dazzling book cover with adorned brown legs, and I am pleased to share that this heartwarming romance did not disappoint any of my high expectations! ...
  • Make Kay
    Oct 01, 2017
    Kimi and Rahul struggle with so many challenges that both unite them and separate them. Class distinctions in their native Mumbai, terrible medical disease and uncertainty, and loss. Yet there is the presence of hope and of dreams, of friendship and of love. This book brings me to tear...
  •  ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖
    Jan 14, 2018
    RESEA EN ESPAOL (AND A LITTLE COMMENT IN ENGLISH) Lo bueno: Me gust la pareja, los dos son adorables, y amo la trama de "amigos a amantes". *Diversidad. Lo malo: No suelo decir esto pero por Dios: que mal escrito. *MUCHOS FLASHBACKS. En lo personal los detesto, me p...
  • Maura Elizabeth Cunningham
    Feb 24, 2018
    I really loved Sonali Dev?s previous books, especially A Change of Heart, which introduced the characters of Rahul and Kimi, so I was excited to see them take center stage in A Distant Heart. Overall, though, A Distant Heart just didn?t grab me in the way that Dev?s other books h...
  • Marielle
    Jul 21, 2017
    Yes, three stars for a Sonali Dev book. I can?t believe I?m writing this and meaning it. Before I go any further, I want to say two things. First: This isn?t a bad book, and Ms. Dev is an amazing author. Second: this review is my personal opinion, which, since I?m only hum...
  • G. K. Malathi
    Mar 22, 2018
    3.8 stars ! This is a push and pull romance. It was great for about 70% of the book, literally kept me on the toes but it got kinda draggy draggy midway through . I wish Rahul could have had that same spark that he had for Kimi till the end cause it kinda got diluted with his moodines...
  • Maida
    Jul 22, 2017
    Loved it! Still wiping tears from my eyes as I type this. Happy tears, though. How I adore Sonali Dev. Love her. Love her books. ? I took my time reading A Distant Heart even though I had a deadline to rate and review it within two weeks of its release. I wanted to not only delve...
  • Ishita
    Aug 23, 2017
    I hate it when books with an Indian backdrop promise an "authentic Indian rep" and it ends up being a bad imitation of cheesy bollywood song-and-dance romance. But I loved A Distant Heart for being so unabashedly Bollywoodsy in terms of setting up the world of its two main character...