My Heart Remembers

by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Paperback, 2008



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Bethany House Publishers (2008), Edition: Reprinted, 348 pages

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Three Irish immigrant children are sent to Missouri aboard an orphan train. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's desperate attempts to keep her siblings together, each child is taken by a different family. Maelle vows she will reunite them.


Original language


Physical description

348 p.; 8.5 inches


0764202626 / 9780764202629

User reviews

LibraryThing member jenred
Such a tender, heartwarming story. I read this book in two days. I did not want to put it down. My mother-in-law gave this to me two weeks ago for my Birthday. She has been very inspired recently by books from her favorite Christian book store and wanted to share her love of this author with me. I
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truly loved how the characters were developed and woven together in simple love and commitment. The best part was that the "religious" or "spiritual" component was sincere, subtle when called for and very appropriately intertwined in the storytelling. I have always gone to church and have lived with a relationship with Jesus, with God, but I have to share I don't like "it" crammed down my know what I mean? (Big generalization, but most can relate) This story was genuine and the praying and witnessing pieces were so well received and yes tears were shed. I love a good book that makes me cry happy, fulfilling tears. I will seek more of her books FOR SURE. Sincerely, Jen
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LibraryThing member CoraJoanBurgett
Orphaned in a tenament fire, three Irish-immigrant children are sent to Missouri to be adopted. Each child is taken by a different family but 8 year old Maelle vows that she will never stop searching for her brother and sister, and that they will be together one day in the future.
Seventeen years
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later, Maelle is still searching. What are Mattie & Molly doing now? Where has life taken them? Join Maelle on her journey of faith, discovery, and restoration.
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LibraryThing member kelly_m_d
I did not know ahead of time that this was a religious book, I stuck with it, and was overall disappointed, the ending was all wrapped up with a neat little bow no loose ends. It was too neat and cheerful for me. And that just never seems realistic to me. I did enjoy the beginning of the storyline,
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and I liked the main characters.
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LibraryThing member peanuts5
The story of three immigrant siblings who are orphaned after a fire in their New York City tenement building. How different their lives are after staying in an orphanage and then sent on the "orphan train" to Missouri. They each grew up in very different worlds, but will a common passion to provide
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a better life for orphans bring them back together again? This is an excellently written book that makes you laugh and cry and shows God's hand in our lives to bring about His ultimate goal for each of us.
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