Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Heart Mender review and GIVEAWAY!





A unique blend of historical fact and engaging fiction showing the power of forgiveness.

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.

Back of the Book:

In the classic storytelling of The Noticer and The Travelers Gift, New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews now delivers an adventure set sharply against the warm waters and white sand of the Gulf of Mexico in WWII America.

Saddened and unable to abandon her resentment toward the nazi war machine that took her husband's life, the young and attractive Helen Mason is living a bitter, lonely existence. Betrayed and left for dead, German U-boat officer Lt. Josef Landermann washes ashore in a sleepy town along the northern gulf coast, looking to Helen for survival.

The Heart Mender is a story of life, loss, and reconciliation, reminding us of the power of forgiveness and the universal experience of letting go.


http://www.andyandrews.com/theheartmender/


My review:

I will be honest...At first, I did not know how I would like this book as it appears to be about WWII. I immediately told my son who is a WWII fan that he would love to read this book after I finished :) As the pages turned I began to get so involved in this story! Truly it is a story of hope and forgiveness. I found myself having so much compassion for the young Helen and her new found guest Josef as they had both lost so much and yet fought hard to lead a life placing one foot in front of the other no matter their circumstance. I love how Andy tells their tale and yet it is his story as well. Andy finds some treasures and sets forth to find out where in the world they came from.

The Heart Mender is a wonderful book that will encourage you and inspire you. I recommend it to those who love a good "love story" as well as those who enjoy history and World War II stories. I am so thankful to be able to give someone a copy!

To enter this giveaway, here is how you enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog and also leave your email in your comment
2) Leave me a comment letting me know you would like to read this book and why
3) refer a friend to be a follower of this blog and let them know to give me your name (this will give you 2 entries!)
4) blog or facebook the giveaway for 5 additional entries :)

I will close this giveaway May 23, 2010 @ 10 pm. The winner will be announce Monday the 24th!

This book was complimentary from Thomas Nelson. I received this for this honest review.


11 comments:

Andrea said...

I think you have my email, but if you don't..it is aperdue7@comcast.net.
Hugs,
andrea

Andrea said...

I am sure my husband would love to read this book. His father was killed in WWII, in Germany when he was about 14 months old. His mother was always afraid he would be angry with her family (Germans). Of course, he never was...he understands the bigger picture and grew up with both his mother and father's family loving and caring for him.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Jennifer said...

I am a happy follower here! :)

Jennifer said...

I love a good love story and Heydon and I really enjoy history, especially military history. I'm sure we would BOTH love this book. Thanks for the great review!

bp said...

Yes I am a follower of your blog. My husband and I have enjoyed other books by Andy Andrews and would like to read this one. Thanks!
preciousmoments2004 AT gmail DOT com

Heart2Heart said...

Loren,

I truly loved this book and even after I finished, Steve picked it up and read it. It was that could. I mean seriously after the Noticer, who couldn't love another Andy Andrews book.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Angel said...

I am a follower and I know you have my email, but here it is just in case
allforkids@cox.net

Angel said...

I would love to read this book for lots of reasons...here are a few
I love to read just about anything
You made it sound so good
I love a good love story

Angel said...

I posted a link to this blog and told about your giveaway on my facebook, YAY, that's 5 more entries!!!

Thanks
Love you

Denise said...

Sounds interesting.

bookaddict4real said...

Sounds like a great book!Thanks for stopping by my blog I am now following you!

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