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My Heart Remembers

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

fine historical fiction

In 1886 New York City, the tenement fire killed Ma and Da Gallagher, leaving their three offspring orphaned. The oldest eight year old Maelle has no time for grief as she watches adults split the trio into different families. She gives the new parents of baby Molly th...
In 1886 New York City, the tenement fire killed Ma and Da Gallagher, leaving their three offspring orphaned. The oldest eight year old Maelle has no time for grief as she watches adults split the trio into different families. She gives the new parents of baby Molly the family bible and she gives her brother Mattie the family photo. She vows to them to one day find them even as everyone calls her Mike as her short haircut leaves her looking like a boy. In 1902 Louisiana, traveling photographer Mike Watts continues her search for Mattie and Molly. Mattie has spent a lifetime being discarded by one family after another as he currently lives in Texas. Teenaged Molly was too young to remember the fire, her siblings, her biological parents, or even her birth name as the only family Isabelle as she is called ever had was the Standlers of Kansas City and they just died but her older Standler brother scornfully informs her who she truly is. --- Although the plot device of having siblings separated via the orphan trains with one eventually seeking the others has been used a lot, Kim Vogel Sawyer refreshes it in MY HEART REMEMBERS by rotating the story line between the three lead characters. Thus the audience obtains a deep look at what happened to the trio a decade and a half after the fire radically changed each of their lives. Historical fiction fans will appreciate the saga of the three Gallaghers. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellant story

Tender and at times bittersweet story of three kids orphaned and separated and the struggle to find each other. Very good.

posted by 8888649 on September 7, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    To religious

    The plot/ story is good. Unfortunately the author is pushing religion so much it gets in the way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    The book cover is the most intriguing part of the book

    I managed to get through this story, parts were good, other parts so predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

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    Had a good premise but was wrapped up all too conveniently. Disappointed. At least it was quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Decent book

    The story line is good and the author creates lovable characters u want to see to the finish line, but I think it was a little preachy. To me its a very unrealistic ending, a good ending but unrealistic.

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