My Heart Remembers

Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

CBA best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer - ACF Book of the Year winner for Waiting for Summer's Return - delivers enthralling, historically rich tales whose unforgettable characters resonate with poignant intensity and compelling authenticity.

After a New York tenement fire kills their immigrant parents in 1886, Maelle, Mattie, and Molly Gallagher soon find themselves aboard a crowded orphan train - hoping a family will adopt them in Missouri. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's best efforts to keep the young survivors together, they must split up. A traveling photographer adopts her, a grieving family takes Mattie, and a wealthy couple claims Molly. Keeping her parents' ribbon-wrapped love letters, Maelle entrusts the fading family picture to Mattie and the well-worn family Bible to Molly. And, in a tearful parting, Maelle vows to one day find her younger siblings.

©2008 Kim Vogel Sawyer (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"A sympathetic protagonist and interesting historical detail enhance this sweet, simple story of family bonds and faith....A good family read." ( Library Journal)

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Excellent!

A trip to the past through the eyes of Irish immigrants. Love, loss, and trials grab the heart and make this book unforgettable.

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Love the narrators Irish brogue

Great story about the orphan trains and an immigrant family. Loved the narration Heather O'Neil did an excellent job. You can never go wrong with a book written by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She writes lovely Christian works.

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Almost Didn't Finish

I found the narrator's voice extremely irritating. If it wasn't for the story line, I wouldn't have finished. The story is a very touching one. However, the author left you up in the air at the end. I dislike this about an author. Another irritating thing, is the story is broke into two parts - when the send part started, it automatically fast forwarded past the beginning of the second part. I had to rewind it to the beginning of the second part to get to the beginning of it.

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Beautiful story of reuniting with loves ones

I loved the flow of this story. The author gave a sufficient amount of info about each sibling and how they’re lives played out after being separated. I could barely stop listening. KVS is one of my favorite authors. Once again, I was highly impressed with her writing!

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Beautiful Story

Easy to read and enjoy. Well worth your time . Relax and be well entertained

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Loved this book. It made me laugh and I also shed a few tears. I would highly recommend it.

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heart felt

I loved the way the community cared for those poor street children. when Jesus reached each heart there was a change in each . I would hope a 2nd book would come out. too hear of the orphan school and this could easily be a movie!

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Wonderful book

I enjoyed this book very much! It was one I will think of often with feelings of love!

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Exceptional...

story of loss, those that have anx those who have not. and how God has a plan for all of us and thru His love and our obedience we can all succeed.

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God Plans Our Steps

Great book on what seemed like great grief but shows how God uses everything for his good. Great insight into the workings of the orphan trains and the separation of families. Filled with God’s love and devotion towards us even when life seems darkest.