Jacket for 'The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae'


UK - Bonnier Zaffre
USA - St. Martin's Press
Germany - Droemer

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

By Stephanie Butland

Published Apr 2018


Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.

She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .

Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father.
Have her friends left her behind?
She’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own.

Then there’s Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn’t make it. And now she’s supposed to face all of this without him.

But her new heart is a bold heart.

She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .

Utterly wonderful… quirky, heart-warming and emotional…loved it!!
Liz Fenwick

I love it so much. Moving, funny, romantic. Utterly engaging… impossible to put down.
Katie Fforde

A lovely, heartbreaking story of given second chances. Her characters are so vulnerable, so unsure of themselves and at the same time so lovable. I love this unusual story.