Tuesday, May 25, 2010
In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason—widowed by war—discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind.
In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future.
Author Andy Andrews has written a wonderful book filled with historical facts that are probably little known to many people. The author who found some artifacts buried in the sand, near his Alabama home, goes on a mission to find out who the items belong to and the story behind them.
The story of the Heart Mender is about Helen Mason, who widowed, finds a soldiers body on the shore while walking one night. She decides to help him and then learns he is a Nazi soldier. She puts aside her fears and hides him in her home while he recovers from his wounds. Helen learns to let go of her anger and get on with her life, with the help of Josef.
In this book you will find mystery, suspense, and a love story all rolled into one. I really enjoyed the story, and was intrigued by the history of it. I never knew that Nazi submarines were that close to American soil during this time period. I also enjoyed the story of Helen, and how she learned to let go of the past and to forgive in order to go on with her life. I would definitely recommend this book to others, and I hope that it makes it to the movie screen.
The great people at Booksneeze have offered me the chance to give away a copy of The Heart Mender to one of my readers. I really think anyone would love a copy of this book so the entry for this is going to be super easy.
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This giveaway will end on June 8th at 10:00 P.M. EST. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org.
***Disclaimer*** I was not paid for this post, I was sent a review copy for free. All opinions are my own and yours may differ. Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy and the giveaway copy.