The Heart Mender,
A story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews.
While digging out the roots of a dead Wax Myrtle tree in his yard, author Andy Andrews discovers a rusted metal can, which holds 8 buttons, a ring, an Iron Cross, and 3 photos, one of a man, woman and small child, another which includes Adolph Hitler. Intrigued, he soon discovers that during WWII, German submarines had cruised the waters of the Gulf, and destroyed American vessels. Digging deeper into history, he comes up with the following story.
Helen Mason had lost her husband in the early part of WWII. Bitter and unhappy, she moved in with an aunt, who was dying of cancer. Shortly thereafter the aunt passed away, leaving the small house and everything she owned to Helen.
Unable to sleep, Helen roams the beach many nights. On one occasion, she sees what she thinks may be a dolphin beached on the sand. Getting closer, she discovers it is a German sailor, Josef Landermann, who has been shot and dumped off the U Boat.. She takes her anger and frustration out on him, blaming him for her husband’s death.
OK, now you have to read the book from here, as I refuse to give away the rest of the story.
It is a beautiful, heartwarming story of healing and learning to let go of pain and hurt.
I LOVED this book, and now that I’ve finished it, I want to reread it, because I know I missed some things, that a 2nd reading will uncover.
Thomas Nelson Publishing
I received no compensation for this review, I did receive a free book from BookSneeze to read and review.
The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
I was sent an extra copy of this book, to share with one of my blog readers.
Here are the rules to the GiveAway.
You must live in the USA to win the contest.
You have to guess the closest to how long it will take me to read the book.
Every time I sit down to read, I will record the time started and time stopped.
You can post your guess as either 220 minutes or 3 hrs 40 minutes, either will be acceptable.
I will post the winner on May 15th
The book has 248 pages
32 lines per page
I'm a moderately fast reader.
OK, I've finished the book. I'll post the review at the top of this page, but I will not end the contest until the date listed above.