Heart Like Mine

                                                       Author:  Amy Hatvany

Publisher:  Washington Square Press                                          
Pages:  384
Genre:  Women’s Fiction
Source:  Edelweiss

Goodreads:   When a young mother dies under mysterious circumstances, those she leaves behind begin looking for answers in the past—and find a long-buried secret they could have never imagined.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 the one 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 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 and hopeful portrait about womanhood, love, and the challenges of family life.

Ope’s Opinion:  This story is amazing and wonderful!  It kept me interested the whole book.  I am usually a slow reader and I read this book in two days – I probably would have read it in less, but I got interrupted!   I felt like I was a part of the peoples lives in this book.  Just read the first chapter and see if you can put it down!

                                        All of the characters were relatable.  Amy Hatvany writes each one so believable.  I liked some of the characters better then others, but they were all people I felt like I knew at some point in my life.  I think most woman could see themselves or know someone like one of the characters in this book.

                                      I want to know where these characters are now.  The book concluded with the reader knowing the answers to the death of Kelli.  Now I want to know where Ava is and if they found the other daughter.  I want to know how Grace is doing with children in the house.  I think this book needs a sequel!  Keep writing Amy!

Rating:  Five Chairs – THis book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…

                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss. 
            I was not required to write a positive review
                 in exchange for receipt of the book;
         rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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