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Heart Like Mine Audiobook

Heart Like Mine: A Novel

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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.

©2013 Amy Hatvany (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    dgbythesea 01-14-16
    dgbythesea 01-14-16 Member Since 2013
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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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    Jean Livermore, CA, United States 04-13-15
    Jean Livermore, CA, United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "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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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 04-10-15

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Uninspired - average - fair plot"

    The plot line in this sob story is interesting, however Hatvany's writing is uninspired and unoriginal.

    Narration average-which is fair for an average story.

    if you're looking for something to put you to sleep, heres the ticket!

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    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15
    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15 Member Since 2016

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    "One of my new favorite authors"

    Amy Hatvany has done it again. She has written another wonderful heartfelt novel. I truly enjoyed listening to this book. As a mother it was sometimes difficult to listen to but the story was so well written and narrated that I couldn't stop listening. Great book.

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    Jason E Burgher 07-18-16
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    "great book!!!!"

    LOL another one I would read a sequel to awesome book love Cassandra Campbell's voice

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    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 09-12-13
    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2010

    I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.

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    "*Yawn* Boring"

    This story line is pretty basic - mom dies, kids live with father, father has girlfriend and they all learn to live together. Yes, there is lots of boring banter and stale side plots. It just didn't grab you....

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    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 05-09-13
    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Enjoyed It!"

    I really like this narrator - she's one of my favorites. That said, I sometimes got confused as to which character was speaking since each chapter is told from a different point of view - Kelly (first wife), Grace (fiancé), and Ava (daughter). On the other hand, I liked hearing from each character's point of view. This book is similar to a Jodi Picoult book & I really enjoyed it, very compelling. I didn't want to stop listening. I felt like I could relate to each character - very well written.

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