The Gift of Life


You’ve been given the gift of life, now go live it.

Gabby McPhee is the owner of The Tin Man, a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up – until a mysterious customer appears in the cafe, convinced that Gabby has her deceased husband’s heart beating inside her chest.

Krystal Arthur is a bereaved widow, struggling to hold herself and her two young boys together since Evan’s death, and plagued by unanswered questions. Why was her husband in another city the night he died? And why won’t his spirit rest?

Krystal is convinced that Gabby holds the clues she needs to move towards a brighter future. Gabby needs Krystal to help her let go of her troubled past. The two women must come together to try to unlock the secrets in Evan’s heart in order to set free their own.

By the internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise, this is a profound and moving novel about the deeper mysteries of love and loss – and the priceless gift of life.


Praise for The Gift of Life



‘A delightful page-turner … a truly moving tale… I couldn’t put it down.’

Cheryl Akle, Better Reading


‘... this book is a gift in itself.’ 

Carina Bruce, Herald Sun


‘I read this book in a day! Wonderfully written, with characters you come to care about and root for, this was an engrossing novel that was difficult to put down.’

Bestselling author, Sally Hepworth


‘The plot was interesting, allowing characters to show a genuine human fragility and compassion for the life circumstances in which they found themselves…  A lovely Australian novel from an accomplished writer.’

Esther Perry, Good Reading magazine, April 2019


‘Part mystery, part romance and all heart, Moon has crafted a great novel about the power of friendship, love and second chances.’

Leanne Edmistone, QWeekend 


‘The Gift of Life truly is a gift to any reader that chooses to read this title… The Gift of Life for me is an essential book.’

Mrs B’s Book Reviews