Friday, April 5, 2013
What A Heart Like Mine is about:
Her father’s new girlfriend is nice enough, but 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.
After reading A Heart Like Mine, I can now understand why so many of my book friends really like this author's writing. I found myself instantly drawn into the whole drama of a blended family, secrets, and the heartache of losing a parent. I loved the story being told from the three females POV and also the shifting of time between each of their stories to fill in the gaps to create a complete picture. My only quibble was with the ending, which felt a bit rushed and tied too neatly in a perfect bow.
Recommend? If you are drawn to stories about families, secrets, and second chances then I think you would enjoy this book. Amy has a great style and I easily read this book within a few days. I will be reading her other titles!
Source: NetGalley and Washington Square Press
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #92
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