By: Linda Hoye
Benson Books, 2012
Linda Hoye was in her early twenties when she found herself parentless for the second time. Adopted at five months of age, her heritage, medical history, and access to information about who she was or where she came from was sealed. It was as if she had never existed before being adopted.
When her adoptive parents died, a pattern of loss was put into motion that would continue for years as, one by one, those she called family were torn from her life. Two Hearts charts a course through a complex series of relationships stemming from the author’s adoptive family, her maternal and paternal birth families, and an abusive marriage as the author seeks the one thing she so desperately wants: family.
Knowing she must come to terms with the bitterness she harbors toward her birth mother, she makes one final attempt to find something that will give her the sense of rightness that eluded her for so long. This is the story of a woman’s journey through grief, of what it takes to come out the other side. Whole, healed, and thankful.
About the Author
Linda Hoye lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their doted-upon Yorkshire Terriers but will always be a Saskatchewan prairie girl. She is a writer, reader, photographer, and gardener who thought by now she would have things figured out, but keeps coming up with more questions instead. Find her online at www.lindahoye.com where she ponders ordinary days and the thin places where faith intersects.
To learn more about Linda Hoye and her work, please see lindahoye.com