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Heather Gudenkauf

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Heather is the NYT and USA Today Bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and THESE THINGS HIDDEN.


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Average rating: 3.91 · 62,201 ratings · 7,942 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Weight of Silence
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 26,730 ratings — published 2008 — 46 editions
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These Things Hidden
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 19,901 ratings — published 2011 — 28 editions
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One Breath Away
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 9,900 ratings — published 2012 — 25 editions
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Little Mercies
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 4,684 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
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Little Lies
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 982 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
"Nice story love how all the differant characters come together and i love how the book kept me on edge and wanting to keep reading,another good book by this author "
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"this book was riveting and if I could have kept my eyes open would have definitely finished it one sitting! "
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
"Engaging novel about a social worker who accidentally leaves her child in a car on a hot day. The child is rescued after 45 minutes, but Ellen Moore faces significant problems following this event. Her story is interspersed with that of Jenny, a 1..." Read more of this review »
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
"Unfortunately This is A Reality that occurs more then we want to know about... I did manage to finish Little Mercies with a Greater understanding of The System but did I have Sympathy for Ellen... 50/50 ...Will keep Heather Gudenkauf on my Author..." Read more of this review »
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“But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can't”
Heather Gudenkauf, The Weight of Silence

“Every five-year-old kid should have a pair of happy pajamas. (217)”
Heather Gudenkauf, The Weight of Silence

“We're always one breath away from something, living or dying, sometimes it just can't be helped.”
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Dillon  Clay  Asher Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Little Lies.
Wishing you the very best!


Jennifer D. Hello! I just wanted to check in with you to find out if you have a new book coming out soon? I am anxiously waiting to see what you will come up with next!


Kristine heather do you have an upcoming novel? thank you for endowing us a good book, always...


message 12: by Ellie

Ellie Hi Heather. Thanks for accepting the friends request. I love all your books! When is your next one coming out?


message 11: by Heather

Heather Gudenkauf Connie wrote: "Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request. I have just completed The Weight of Silenceand truly loved it. Calli was so alive for me from page one! All of the characters were important to m..."

You are welcome! Thanks for your kind words!

Heather


message 10: by Connie (last edited Dec 04, 2012 09:48PM)

Connie Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request. I have just completed The Weight of Silenceand truly loved it. Calli was so alive for me from page one! All of the characters were important to me, but Calli leapt from the pages of the book and walked around with me. Thank you for such a stunning book that highlights a very real problem for some of our children and mothers. I look forward to reading your other books.


message 9: by Donna

Donna Heather,
Thank you for friending me on Goodreads. I just finished reading One Breath Away. It was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down until I got through with it. I am now reading These Hidden Things.
Donna


Samantha Capps Can't wait until tomorrow to get the new book! I already have it pre ordered on my nook. Heather, you sure are doing a wonderful job in keeping me interested in ready. If it weren't for Kristin Hannah, Nicholas Sparks, and you there would be a lot of searching for books.....I know without a doubt if the 3 of you write something, it is going to be wonderful!!!


Shannon Rochester It's funny. When I read These Things Hidden, I was living in Las Vegas and had no idea that my husband was about to get offered a job in Iowa. I just finished The Weight of Silence and it was very cool reading about places that I now know about. :)


Samantha Capps I can't wait until Friday to get my book!! I am excited that they decided to release it this week instead of next week!! Hope you are taking a little bit of time to breath Heather!!!!


Heather Gudenkauf Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello, it is nice to meet you. :)"

Hello - it's wonderful to meet you!


message 4: by Anna

Anna Banana Hi, great to meet you too!


Harlequin Books Hello, it is nice to meet you. :)


Heather Gudenkauf Brittany wrote: "The Weight of Silence was a phenomenal book! I hope to read some more of your work soon :) "

Thanks Brittany!


Brittany The Weight of Silence was a phenomenal book! I hope to read some more of your work soon :)


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