The Heart Mender a Review

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The Heart Mender tells the story about how the author finds some WWII items in an old tin can while he is digging up the roots of an old tree in his yard. While researching the items, he comes across two very important people:  Helen who was a young widow of the war, who had a bitterness towards all Germans. Josef a German U-boat submariner who is left for dead.  These are two different people from two different "worlds" with one thing in common ~ bitterness. Together they learn to forgive and help each other.

The author is an amazing story teller. He has woven many historical facts into this story.

My Thoughts:

I'm always a little skeptical when it comes to new to me authors.  I have a list (yes, an actual list) of authors that I love! If a new to me author is a wonderful story teller and can keep my interest and make me not want to put a book down, then the author's name goes on my list.

When it comes to fiction books, I never read a book written by a male author. Don't ask me why, I really don't know. I guess, it's  because that a female author knows what it is like to be a woman and knows a woman's feelings. So she should know how to write about it. Sorry men!

When I came across The Heart Mender, I did not even look at the author's name. I read the short synopsis of the book and realized that it would a historical fiction - which I love reading, so I chose the book.

When I got the book in the mail from BookSneeze, I was a little surprised that the author was a man. But I thought, "It's for a review, if I don't like it, it'll be passed along to someone else."  All I can say, I was in for a rude awakening!

As for this author and my list ~ yep, he's on there.

I received my free copy from BookSneeze in return for an honest opinion.

232293: The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances

By Andy Andrews / Thomas Nelson

When wounded Lt. Josef Bartels Landermann slips off his German U-boat into the sea and washes ashore, war widow Helen Mason is tempted to leave him for dead. But an unusual faintly uttered phrase changes her mind---and her life. A powerful historical tale of forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing. Previously published as Island of Saints.

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