Monday, 18 February 2013

Heart Like Mine - Amy Hatvany // REVIEWED (*)

Genre; Chick Lit


When a young mother dies under mysterious circumstances, those she leaves behind begin looking for answers in the past—and find a long-buried secret they could have never imagined.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 the one 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 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 and hopeful portrait about womanhood, love, and the challenges of family life

I was hooked straight away. I really didnt put this book down, the novel tells of the life of Kelli through the eyes of Grace & Ava predominately and the life neither knew she had. We learn unexpected secrets and how her life impacted on her death, her children and family. I found this was gripping but the subject matter didnt make for heavy reading instead just the right amount of drama. Overall this was a great read for a lover of chick lit.

Rating 8/10
I really enjoyed this, the rating reflects that


1 comment:

  1. Oh I haven't read this book but it sounds really good. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)