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Heart Like Mine - A Novel

Amy Hatvany

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 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.

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 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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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

12h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:39