Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.
A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.
Jim Whelan is on autopilot.
A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.
Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.
When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.
5 Heart Review by Ashley
I know you can't see me but I'm typing this with one hand rubbing the ache out of my chest. My heart is so full but still a little achy after finishing Emma Scott's latest masterpiece. That is exactly what A Five-Minute Life is, a masterpiece.
I don't even know what to say. I loved these characters so much. Jim with his quiet bravery and strength. Thea, so full of zest and color and dreams. Even when she didn't remember them. My heart just hurt for her. For all she had lost and suffered and endured. For the time and life that she missed. For the talent lying dormant in her mind. But Jim saw it. He saw her cries and he listened. He helped the best he could. And it changed everything.
Thea and Jim's story obliterated my heart. And healed it at the same time. Even with the tissues and unfairness of it all, I am better for having gone on this journey. So thank you, Emma Scott for Thea and Jim. For writing her with dignity and grace. For Jim and his incredible heart. But mostly thank you for this book. For giving me, and the world, A Five-Minute Life because now I want to fully live every moment of mine.
About the Author
Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.
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