Two Hearts



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 she was barely in her twenties her adoptive parents died and 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.

This is the story of a strong and courageous woman’s journey through unfathomable grief; of what it takes to go into the abyss of deep-seated wounding, to feel the pain, and to come out the other side, whole, healed, and thankful.

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“Linda Hoye has written a book about adoption that reads like a novel, yet includes the many diverse feelings adoption brings about in adoptees…It is a healing journey that all adoptees can take comfort in.”

Nancy Verrier, MFT, author of The Primal Wound and Coming Home to Self


“Linda Hoye lifts her voice to tell an important story about being adopted during a time of great ignorance and darkness. Her voice is one we need to listen to. Read her book. Her story matters.” 

 – Jennifer Lauck, New York Times bestselling author of BlackbirdStill WatersShow Me the Way Found.


“Two Hearts is a powerful and inspirational memoir…Hoye has written a book that will haunt you.”

Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek


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 the author of The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved and Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude. She spends her days wrestling the siren call of busyness by playing with words, paying attention through the practices of photography and watercolor and acrylic painting, and leaning into stillness, solitude, and silence.