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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