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.
Sometimes you read a book that affects you in a way that you hadn't excepted. Heart Like Mine is one if those books. The characters are flawed, real and moving. The story takes you back and forth in history through several characters points of view giving you a well balanced and deeply engrossing read! From page one I felt the characters emotions and could relate to all of them in some way. This was a quick and enjoyable read!