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Half a Heart

By: Karen McQuestion
Narrated by: Emily Durante
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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Karen McQuestion comes a moving novel about broken hearts…and what it takes to put them back together again.

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much.

So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him.

Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide. Relying on his instincts and the kindness of strangers, the boy manages to touch the lives of everyone he meets. But his innocent heart cannot survive in the adult world without the most basic human need of all: love.

©2018 Karen McQuestion (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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A Grandmother's Quest

I absolutely loved this story. The characters believable and narration was stupendous! At first glance this appeared to be a very straight forward story, but it was crafted so the reader became aware of all the back stories of the supporting characters. The character's interactions with the child in the story adds depth and brings an entirely different dimension to the story. Karen Mcquestion always brings her best and most creative self to everything she writes. Another must-read@

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Oh my!

I loved this story. I did work my way through a box of Kleenex but they were happy tears. I usually stick to gruesome mysteries etc. but took a chance on this one. I totally “binge listened” and was surprised at myself. But as I stated previously, I loved the story. Also, I wonder if the author was at one time a Speech Therapist, I was and was amazed at the accuracy with which she described the room etc. Great job!!!!

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Great Book

I loved this book. It definitely touches the heart you won't want to put it down after starting.

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Heart pounding

The story tugged at my heart as I followed this little boy and his grandmother through horrible circumstances. Finally love won over evil! Highly recommend!

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wonderful

I loved this story. I also love halpy endings even though it didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would. Thank you

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This book is beautiful. I absolutely loved it.

I absolutely loved this book. unfortunately this book is true for so many kids. to read certain parts made my heart go out for the character, but the ending......

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Lovely little feel good tale :)

Sometimes I just want a story where good things happen to good people and the bad guys get what they deserve. This is that kind of story - happy ending to a story of a grandmother searching for her grandson and multiple characters exploring the meaning of family. It’s not particularly complex or deep - just a sweet story of family love - like curling up with a teddy bear and a warm blanket :)

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Enjoyable? Not if you've lived through it.

DNF. Although I got this book through Kindle, I'm frankly tired of authors exploiting the subject of abused children and violent alcoholic parents in order to make sales. If you grew in up in such a situation, these books could be a trigger. They might not be "enjoyable" at all. If it were the author's truth, a memoir, yes -- this would be acceptable. Otherwise, please stop... there are far too many people living with trauma. So it has a Hallmark happy ending. Ask yourself: how often does this happen irl?

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Nice Story

I enjoyed the story. Easy to listen to while I sew. I get disappointed in stories when they leave out prayer. I believe turning to a higher power is in our DNA during stressful situations.

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Predictable and poor narration

The narrator is better suited to for children's books rather than this. It made what she was reading almost laughable. Predictable storeyline but also unbelievable that the events would unfold in that way. I was bored.

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