[Book Review: HEART MENDER by Andy Andrews]
Immerse yourself into the events happening during World War II and the Gulf of Mexico. The citizens of a quiet town that never got much attention suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a German conspiracy.
Heart Mender is based on real historical events. Andy Andrews masterfully weaves the historical facts with the emotive personal stories that are at the same time heartwarming and heartbreaking. It is the story of losses and gains; the story of despair and hopefulness; hate and love. And above all that, it is the story of turning the page and learning anew how to live, love, and laugh.
Amazing how many twists and turns sometimes we have to suffer through in our lives. It seems like those twists and turns are unnecessary and often painful, yet after we finally realize that the original plan for our life isn’t going to work out we are free to accept the new direction we have been thrust into and learn how to forgive. That is exactly the path that Helen was presented with and the decision is hers to make: Can she give up the anger and bitterness or she will continue clinging to it as the only fuel for her existence? Can her heart be mended?
The skillfully described inner emotional turmoil of the main characters certainly leaves one wanting to read more and more, find out what will happen next. And just as you think you know where it is going, the plot changes. That’s where I have found myself – torn between wanting to read the book and find out what happens in the end and yet savoring each moment with lead characters. That’s one of the things that I love about good writers – they make the reader transport him / herself into the book and make them feel every little detail.
Heart Mender by Andy Andrews is definitely a book that I would recommend and, in fact, I already passed the book on to my friends.
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