An Open Heart

An Open Heart Their Messages From Beyond the Grave Might Destroy Him They hover between life and death their hearts stopped on the surgery table And the messages Dr Jace Rawlings open heart surgery patients bring
  • Title: An Open Heart
  • Author: Harry Kraus
  • ISBN: 9780781405355
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Open Heart
    Their Messages From Beyond the Grave Might Destroy Him They hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table And the messages Dr Jace Rawlings open heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him It thrusts Jace into a fireTheir Messages From Beyond the Grave Might Destroy Him They hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table And the messages Dr Jace Rawlings open heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him It thrusts Jace into a firestorm of controversy and danger A maelstrom blown by the darker winds of political intrigue and spiritual warfare And the forces working against him will do anything to stop him from uncovering a truth they will kill to hide He d come to Kenya to establish a heart surgery program for the poor But what he will find in that place where he grew up will put everything at risk his marriage, his career his life.
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  • Harry Kraus

    Harry Kraus, M.D is a board certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non fiction and fiction Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand Dr Kraus resides in Virginia with his wife Kris and the youngest of his three sons.

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  • Another winner from Dr Harry Kraus This one makes great usage of not only the medical theme, but also its African setting.


  • Moving from comfortable Virginia to Kenya to begin the nation s first heart surgery programme sounds like a noble objective, but Dr Jace Rawlings is running away He s running away from a broken marriage, a possible affair and memory loss, and returning to the town where he grew up as a missionary kid, working at the hospital where his Dad was a doctor, and where he lost his faith and his twin sister But this is Africa, and there are challenges in getting the programme started, not least in getti [...]


  • Jace Rawlings, a missionary kid in Africa, couldn t wait to graduate and leave the bubble as students called it Just after graduation he taunted his twin sister to jump off a cliff and swim with the other kids, but Janice was leery, and he only meant to hold her shoulders and push her forward then yank her back into his armsYears, later, Dr Jace Rawlings saved the life of an overweight Virginia governor, ended up in an accident with the governor s wife who was hit by a drunk driver as she knelt [...]


  • Title An Open HeartAuthor Harry KrausPages 442Year 2013Publisher David C Cook I am a big fan of Harry Kraus books and this latest one, An Open Heart, doesn t disappoint The majority of the book takes place in Africa The author uses flashback to fill in the main character s background and history in order to flesh out his personality This is a riveting story and definitely will go on my keeper bookshelf Jace Rawlings is a successful heart surgeon in Virginia However, once he successfully saves th [...]


  • Always trying to save the world, aren t you Jace Well, look where it s gotten you now If onlys crowded out hope If only he d upgraded to first class, maybe he wouldn t have arrived so sleep deprived, and his reactions would have been quicker If only he d let someone else pick him up at the airport instead of agreeing to drive a friend s Land Rover If only that last goat hadn t tried to cross the road He slipped his hand into his suit pocket and closed it around a small wad of shillings, the loca [...]


  • Set in the beautiful but corrupt landscape of Kenya, Harry s Kraus latest book offers up medical drama, suspense, and spiritual warfare in a fast paced read I greatly enjoyed that the book largely takes place in Africa, and the fact that the author himself resides in Kenya shows in the authentic feel to the descriptions of people and places and cultural nuances I was particularly fascinated by the witch doctor who plays a prominent role in the story, and the way that the people of Africa are so [...]


  • I got this book for Kindle from NetGalley and would actually like to stop and tip my hat to Harry Kraus This was an EXCELLENT read and was beautifully written When I started this book, I didn t expect a lot, because I d never actually read a medical suspense novel before, but had absolutely no trouble getting through it Finished it in a day It s so much than medical suspense and does have spiritual aspects to it I definitely recommend to anyone, even people unfamiliar with the genre.


  • I really enjoyed this book and was planning to give it four stars until the last few chapters, which I had several problems with I felt like this book ended very abruptly, leaving too many unanswered questions Several of the most pivotal, dramatic scenes, instead of being captivating and tense, just read flat.


  • WOW I was drawn into the story from the beginning The danger and suspense kept me turning the pages I so appreciated the faith element woven throughout this story After reading this story, I now have a greater admiration for those who are called to the mission field I highly recommend this book



  • Loved this book until it started to become overly Christian I guess that is what can happen when I get an ebook without doing some research


  • Unfinished I m sure the writing is good, but I m just not interested in reading it I m not into thrillers, especially angsty, depressing ones.


  • Unlike Harry Kraus other books, this one got off to a very slow start After a few chapters, it did pick up and had a reasonable storyline Sadly, it didn t seem to have the easy flow of his other books and about 3 4th of the way into the book it all seemed less and less credible This may have been partly due to my Western European background and the Kenyan setting of the book, but I still finished this book feeling disappointed that this book was not up to the author s normal standard.


  • I have always had a heart for mission work in Africa This story reminded me of the struggles and joys that are unique to this type of mission There was suspense that sometimes took my breath away I look forward to reading of Harry Kraus s books.


  • I love this author and this book was no exception A heart surgeon has a crisis in the U.S and flees to Africa, and his problems get worse This book does deal with spiritual warfare, but it is well done and not over the top like some I couldn t put this one down until I finished it.



  • Dr Jace Rawlings, son of a missionary, is a renowned heart surgeon who saved the life of Virginia s governor Shortly after he receives admiration from the public, he quickly finds himself in the spotlight of suspicion when he is found injured at the scene of the accident where the governor s wife, Anita Franks, was killed Even after healing from serious head injuries, he can t remember why he was with her that night When Jace s wife, and even himself, begins to question what Jace s relationship [...]


  • Their Messages From Beyond the Grave Might Destroy HimThey hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table And the messages Dr Jace Rawlings open heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him.It thrusts Jace into a firestorm of controversy and danger A maelstrom blown by the darker winds of political intrigue and spiritual warfare And the forces wo [...]


  • This was an enjoyable book The plot was intriguing and fairly well paced, but what was most interesting for me was the realistic description of its Kenyan setting As a missionary in Africa, I found a lot to relate to and that s what made it primarily enjoyable for me I have many missionary colleagues who ve spent time in and around Kijabe the hospital and RVA , both of which feature prominently in this book I appreciated the author s balanced handling of its primary characters, including their s [...]


  • Harry Kraus books were the first medical suspense novels I read, and I loved everything he has written He has moved to write for David C Cook, and it seems to be a good move for him His first book for them, A Heartbeat Away, was awesome This book, An Open Heart, was totally different, but I enjoyed it just as much Most of the book is set in Kenya, and Harry does a great job of painting a picture of what life is like there, and what it is like to be a doctor there, something he knows personally s [...]


  • I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book It has a great story with a Christian undertone Jace Rawlings is a heart surgeon whose marriage is falling apart as a result of rumors spread by the media about his relationship with the Governor s wife Jace got involved with the Governor as a result of saving his life through heart surgery This also got the attention of the Governor s wife who wanted to spend a lot of time with Jace Jace is [...]


  • An Open Heart is masterfully written and intensely suspenseful Kraus did an amazing job of transporting me to his world in Africa and making me feel right at home there I could almost hear the monkeys in the trees, feel the hot sun and taste that coffee he kept raving about.Dr Jace Rawlings basically flees to Africa, running away from the reality of his life He is haunted by his twin sisters ghost and has never gotten over the tragedy that claimed her life years before He feels she is calling hi [...]


  • In An Open Heart, author Harry Kraus takes the readers into Kenya, a beautiful third world country in the heart of Africa The story opens with Dr Jace Rawlings, a cardiac surgeon from America, imprisoned in a Kenyan jail awaiting the outcome of a crime which would not even be considered a crime in most countries.Jace has come to the country ostensibly to establish a heart surgery program for the poor, but in reality he is there because he believes his dead twin sister has called him to return to [...]


  • Jace is living the prime of his life as a cardiothoracic surgeon His beautiful wife, Heather, is a missionary kid like him A serious of unfortunate events has Jace operating on the Governor Meanwhile, the Governor s wife is making her move on Heather s husband What happened on that fateful night Was Jace unfaithful Can Heather s heart be mended After the incident, Jace decides to return to Africa to carry out his medical mission of loverforming heart surgery He has an eventful return and welcome [...]


  • An Open HeartA Novelby Harry KrausDavid C CookDavid C CookMystery Thrillers, General Fiction Adult Pub Date 01 Jun 2013Rebecca Jackson is a PhD, a research pharmacologist who is soon kidnapped as she heads out on the Nariobi slum where she was staying.Her Kidnapper is not asking for a ransom though instead he wants to show her that her drug trials are killing the very people they should be savingDS did not kill these Children though it was because the Mothers of the Children were told they could [...]


  • Go into the heart of Africa and travel into the mind of a tormented hero who just wants to do good in this latest novel, An Open Heart Much emotionally is taking place within this novel Everything from medical trauma to physical harm to mystery and intrigue to corruptness This book runs the gamut of human emotions.Conflict is always present upon the page It doesn t necessarily make the hair on your arms curl, but it moves the reader on the conviction that something has to go right for our main c [...]


  • This is an excellent book for medical suspense enthusiasts, or those who enjoy Christian suspense, in general Although Dr Jace Rawlings comes from a family of missionaries, as does his wife, he has struggled with idea of faith and Christianity since before his sister s death when they were teenagers After some unexplained events mar his professional and family reputation here in the US, he basically runs back home to Africa where he grew up Although he uses the excuse of wanting to build a heart [...]


  • This easily has become one of the best books I have read all year I really got involved in the characters jace and heathers lives There was so many powerful themes and underlying messages throughout the text I give this book 5 stars because it was well written, the author puts the medical terms in a way the everyday person can understand and it was addictive I read this book in 1 day and was so sad when I finished it.The only downside is the book ends abruptly without as much closure as the main [...]


  • The story was fast paced, a bit thriller and with a redemptive message The author explains the medical procedures quite realistically, which added to the rating of this book The setting is America and Kenya, describing both cultures realistically Having traveled to Africa twice, I could picture the scenes and the fierce spiritual forces along with political corruption As for America and political pay offs, well enough said Though this is a Christian novel, I dislike labels are novels with variou [...]


  • Interesting All the Way AroundThis book is interesting on so many levels The descriptions of life in Africa for missionaries and their families, as well as the lives of the Kenyans creates a rich, unusual, unexplored setting The openness of the Kenyans to the spiritual world provides the necessary spiritual depth to the story The detailed descriptions of the medical aspects lend an aspect of realism to the story that allows the reader to feel that they are actually following a surgeon in all his [...]


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