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Half a Heart

Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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From best-selling author Karen McQuestion comes a moving novel about broken hearts…and what it takes to put them back together again.

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much.

So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him.

Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide. Relying on his instincts and the kindness of strangers, the boy manages to touch the lives of everyone he meets. But his innocent heart cannot survive in the adult world without the most basic human need of all: love.

©2018 Karen McQuestion (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Elaine M. Panzeter
  • 28-05-2018

A Grandmother's Quest

I absolutely loved this story. The characters believable and narration was stupendous! At first glance this appeared to be a very straight forward story, but it was crafted so the reader became aware of all the back stories of the supporting characters. The character's interactions with the child in the story adds depth and brings an entirely different dimension to the story. Karen Mcquestion always brings her best and most creative self to everything she writes. Another must-read@

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-06-2018

wonderful

I loved this story. I also love halpy endings even though it didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would. Thank you

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  • PJPackwood
  • 15-07-2018

Oh my!

I loved this story. I did work my way through a box of Kleenex but they were happy tears. I usually stick to gruesome mysteries etc. but took a chance on this one. I totally “binge listened” and was surprised at myself. But as I stated previously, I loved the story. Also, I wonder if the author was at one time a Speech Therapist, I was and was amazed at the accuracy with which she described the room etc. Great job!!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-08-2018

Great Book

I loved this book. It definitely touches the heart you won't want to put it down after starting.

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  • Evelyn Schumacher
  • 07-07-2018

Heart pounding

The story tugged at my heart as I followed this little boy and his grandmother through horrible circumstances. Finally love won over evil! Highly recommend!

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  • Charity
  • 21-08-2018

This book is beautiful. I absolutely loved it.

I absolutely loved this book. unfortunately this book is true for so many kids. to read certain parts made my heart go out for the character, but the ending......

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  • Debbie
  • 14-11-2019

Cruelty, A Brave Boy and His Grandma Nan

When Logan Weber’s mother died, he stopped speaking. His world changed. And life at home with his father got worse and worse. He had no idea that there was someone in the world who still loved him, wanted him. His drunkard of a dad had told him she was dead. When Logan is more afraid of his father than what he faces in the outside world, he runs. He’s only nine years old, but he’s smart and God sent his guardian angels to watch over him. The story of who he meets along the way is amazing, and how Logan impacts their lives and the decisions they are contemplating is evidence to me that God never wastes our experiences, good or bad. Logan’s run is a harrowing experience for him and the others involved, yet this tale is one of victory. When I first began the audio book, I thought it sounded like a book for young people or teens, I was wrong. The longer I listened, the more I knew that it was for adults, all of us that needed to know and hear just what goes on in the heart of a frightened child. Bravo! Excellent story and an ending that I did not see coming, but well worth the wait!

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  • Ruth Nielsen
  • 26-10-2018

Lovely little feel good tale :)

Sometimes I just want a story where good things happen to good people and the bad guys get what they deserve. This is that kind of story - happy ending to a story of a grandmother searching for her grandson and multiple characters exploring the meaning of family. It’s not particularly complex or deep - just a sweet story of family love - like curling up with a teddy bear and a warm blanket :)

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  • Marcia Rocksund
  • 15-01-2020

half a heart was awesome

I am so glad that a friend recommended this book! It only took me a day to listen to it as we are having snow storms and bad roads!

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  • E sapp
  • 10-01-2020

Half a Heart

This is my Second book by this authors I have read and the more I read her books the more I fall in love with her work...
A young boy named Logan, his father who is abusive and a alcoholic... Logan ends up in the back of a moving van he ends up in a different state... on his own for several days.. believing he has no one in the world.. his mother has passed on.. he's been told his Grandma passed away..
Will things turn out for this boy like they should. Not only is Logan scared for his life but he can't talk..
Definitely a good book I would recommend this to everyone. Love stories about children.... pick up a copy check it out I know you're going to love it as much as I did thank you Karen mcquestion for so many wonderful stories I have more to read more 2 review please keep writing these wonderful stories..