Heart Like Mine

  • by Amy Hatvany
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 13, 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Very touching.

This story surprised me. I enjoyed the narrative use of present and flashbacks. This technique can sometimes be confusing or distracting. Not in this case. It unfolded in a natural way that made you feel you had insight into the torment of memories to painful to talk about yet much to distressingly impactful to forget.
The characters were believable and the narration was very well done. Overall this story kept me engaged and felt like it was real. The depth of relationship tension and sincere emotion made the story a cut above. The end of the story was well thought out and resolved the tension in a plausible manner. I look forward to more from this talented author.
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- dgbythesea

Not very realistic!

This story was boring and predictable! I stayed with it because I thought it would get better. Narration was good.
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- Jean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-19-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio