Heart Like Mine
Thirty-six-year-old Grace McAllister never longed for children. But when she meets Victor Hansen, a handsome, charismatic divorced restaurateur who is father to Max and Ava, Grace decides that, for the right man, she could learn to be an excellent part-time stepmom. After all, the kids live with... show more
Thirty-six-year-old Grace McAllister never longed for children. But when she meets Victor Hansen, a handsome, charismatic divorced restaurateur who is father to Max and Ava, Grace decides that, for the right man, she could learn to be an excellent part-time stepmom. After all, the kids live with their mother, Kelli. How hard could it be? At thirteen, Ava Hansen is mature beyond her years. Since her parents’ divorce, she has been taking care of her emotionally unstable mother and her little brother—she pays the bills, does the laundry, and never complains because she loves her mama more than anyone. And while her father’s new girlfriend is nice enough, Ava still holds out hope that her parents will get back together and that they’ll be a family again. But only days after Victor and Grace get engaged, Kelli dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances—and soon, Grace and Ava discover that there was much more to Kelli’s life than either ever knew. Narrated by Grace and Ava in the present with flashbacks into Kelli’s troubled past, Heart Like Mine is a poignant, hopeful portrait of womanhood, love, and the challenges and joys of family life.
Publish date: March 19th 2013
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
This was just OK to maybe I liked it. It seemed a bit too sappy and chick litty for my taste. (I realize litty is not a word).If you are a person that is in to chick lit, then I think that this book will be quite enjoyable for you.
**Review Copy Provided By Author**I don’t know if its because this is the third book I’ve read by this author in a short period of time, or something else, but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as previous books. Maybe it was because I didn’t like how the story was approached, or just didn’t really co...
I previously read Amy Hatvany's Best Kept Secret: A Novel and thought that the story and plot in that novel was very great and I found myself happily immersed in that novel for hours. I selected "Heart Like Mine" and was thrilled to be able to say that I really loved this novel too.The novel is told...
This is an absolutely wonderful book. The honesty and compassion Hatvany writes with shine through. The struggles and emotions of the characters can almost be felt as you are reading. This makes them more real and easier to connect with.The story is written in the point of view of Grace and Ava w...
This book was pretty decent. It was quite moving and I actually felt for the characters. That said, it wasn't out of this world amazing.