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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 13, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beautiful and deeply moving, Amy Hatvany writes about the tangled web of family in a way that makes you laugh, cry, cheer and ache.” 

    Sarah Jio, New York Times best-selling author of Blackberry Winter

  • “Heart Like Mine tells an honest, hopeful story that resonates in all the best ways.” 

    Jillian Medoff, New York Times bestselling author of I Couldn't Love You More

  • “Like a gorgeous dark jewel, Hatvany’s novel explores the tragedy of a mind gone awry, a tangled bond of father and daughter, and the way hope and love sustain us. It does what the best fiction does: it makes us see and experience the world differently.”

    Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

  • “There are no storybook perfect endings here, but this compelling novel raises the possibility of a hopeful way forward.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A palpable love story, emotional search for and acceptance of a lost parent, and a bittersweet ending make for an enveloping, heartfelt read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Vivid and written with a depth of feeling.” 

    Library Journal

  • “What keeps the reader turning pages is not suspense…but rather the desire to keep company with the likable cast. An uplifting and heartwarming experience.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A heartfelt, moving story about the lasting effects of grief amidst family bonds and breakups, and the healing powers of love, honesty, and acceptance. Hatvany writes with such wise compassion for every one of her characters.” 

    Seré Prince Halverson, author of The Underside of Joy

  • “Hatvany bring sympathy and compassion to the page, while never losing sight of the damage children suffer when their parents make bad decisions.”

    Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters 

  • “A fascinating look at mental illness—the exuberance and self-loathing, creativity and destruction that then reverberate against the lives of family and loved ones.” 

    Juliette Fay, author of Shelter Me

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