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?
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"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."--Sere Prince Halverson "author of "The Underside of Joy" "
"I'm telling everyone about "Best Kept Secret". It's the realistic and ultimately hopeful story of Cadence, whose glass of wine at the end of the day becomes two...then...three...then a bottle. I love that Cadence feels so familiar, she could be my neighbor, my friend, or even my sister."--Jennifer Weiner "#1 "New York Times" bestselling author "
"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" "
""Heart Like Mine" fearlessly explores men and women desperate to measure up to the rigors of parenthood, but still failing their children. 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 "bestselling author of "The Murderer's Daughters" "
"Compelling...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 ""Shelter Me" "
"I was transfixed by Cadence and her heart-wrenching dilemma. The writing is visceral, the problems are real, and there are no clear solutions. You won't want to put it down."--Emily Giffin ""New York Times "bestselling author of "Where We Belong" "
"Touching, hopeful, and so real...Amy Hatvany writes with depth and compassion about a secret many have kept as she offers the miracle chance of starting over. I loved these characters and this novel."--Luanne Rice ""New York Times" bestelling author of "The Silver Boat" "
"Beautiful and deeply moving, Amy Hatvany writes about the tangled web of family in a way that makes you laugh, cry, cheer and ache. This book has "so" much heart."--Sarah Jio ""New York Times "bestselling author of "Blackberry Winter" "
"By turns gripping and revelatory, "Heart Like Mine" is a sympathetic exploration of blended family dynamics. In her affecting new novel, Amy Hatvany pulls no punches; her characters grapple with life's big moments--marriage, parenthood, death--but she renders each of them with compassion and understanding. "Heart Like Mine" tells an honest, hopeful story that resonates in all the best ways."--Jillian Medoff "bestselling auhtor of "I Couldn't Love You More" "
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