This book will surely move you, If not, you’d better find yourself a circulation specialist.
The book is so good that I have already read it twice in a very short time, which, by the way, I don’t do very often.
The story keeps punching your mind with doubts about reality and fiction. Even if you know the answer, the question remains nagging you. The plot is too realistic to be fiction and too fictitious to be real.
The story is an inspirational novel, but, then again, is it a real story? I believe it is.
The WWII tale, or recount, about a German U-Boat crew member left on the coast of Alabama after a struggle in his ship, is wondrous and exciting.
Furthermore, the story gets really interesting as the guy is healed by a woman that also gives him shelter. Inevitable involvement is just around the road punching their hearts like the ocean waves and tide.
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Andy Andrews (May 22, 1959) is an American author of self-help/advice books. He is also a speaker for corporations, organizations, and teamwork groups. (read mini-bio)
The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances
Reprint edition (April 11, 2011)
In this realistic fiction, Helen Mason's lost all hope in life when her husband was killed by the Nazis in an air raid in London during WWII. Now she struggles unable to learn how to forgive.
An opportunity arises when she finds a near-lifeless body on the beach close her house.
However, that person is, actually, a war survivor.. a German soldier, officer Lt. Josef Landermann, in similar conditions of a broken soul just like herself.
He had been assigned to a German U-boat submarine on a mission along in the warm waters of the Mexican Gulf. A Nazi officer betrayed, shot . and left him to die in the ocean waters.
Lt. Josef Landermann was lucky enough to end up washing ashore and managing to find help with Helen for survival.
This novel is a true story of loss and reconciliation, showing the power of forgiveness.
The plot and characters are unforgettable.
Main characters are Helen Mason, Josef Landermann, Hans Kuhlmann, Wan Cooper, Margaret and Billy Gilbert, Danny Gilbert, Harris Kramer and Ernst Schneider.
The publishers were very kind to send the book to us for an uncompromised review through their Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers Program.