Take Jane Green and Jodi Picoult and mix them together, you would have Theresa Rizzo!! Spectacular writer, Astounding story!!
“The lives between us” is about the controversial topic of Stem-Cell use, and creating embryos for the purpose of taking their stem cells. I am always touched when an author can write about a tough subject with such heart and kindness. Theresa Rizzo definitely has this talent.
We are introduced to Skye Kendell, a super loving Aunt to a child named Niki…right at the brink of Niki’s illness possibly taking her life. Niki was desperately in need of a Heart Transplant. The story begins with Niki in the hospital for a surgery to extract bone marrow, and Skye shows up to have a “sleep over” at the hospital. I was so in love with Skye at this point; because like her, I do not have any children and my nieces and nephews are my true loves. I could see that Skye loved Niki with the same fierceness I love my nieces and nephews. It is about time I read a book where the Aunt is the main character.
Niki’s parents Faith and Peter are stuck with a few difficult decisions, beginning with saving their daughter, Niki.
Senator Hastings is against the use of stem cells for any use and Skye makes it her personal mission to take him down. In the process Skye meets Mark Dutton who works for the Senator, and they begin a relationship that is going to change her life forever.
This story was very thought provoking. Your heart will break. You will be mad at certain things.
You will be moved!!