8/20/10

The Heart Mender: Review and Giveaway

The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews is a wonderful book. The story follows Andy as he researches some German artifacts from World War II that he found in his yard. He asks older members of his church and community what they remember about the area during the war. From the discovery and subsequent research, Andrews tells the story of a German submariner, Josef, who ends up on American soil in need of help. The woman who finds him, Helen, has suffered loss after loss and is angry and bitter at the world, but she has people who love her. She does help Josef as they both work through their past and their present situations.

I really liked this book. I was fascinated by the historical information. The characters are well developed. There is a powerful theme of forgiveness and second chances. I would definitely recommend this book! And I'm giving my readers a chance to win your own copy! To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment. If you are a follower, just leave a second comment for another entry. Giveaway will end next Friday, August 27. Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Saturday.

I received both my review copy and a giveaway copy from Tyndale, through their BookSneeze program.
I was not required to give a positive review!

17 comments:

Carmen7351 said...

I like to read about WWII through novels. Please enter me. Thank you!
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barbjan10 said...

My first visit to this site and I'm glad I dropped in. You are offering a super story and I hope that I can win and enjoy reading it. It sounds like a sweet story of forgiveness. Based on Andy's find of the artifacts and asking questions of people who knew WWII, he wove many details in to give it that extra color. Please add my name to the giveaway. I appreciate the opportunity to win.....I hope I do.

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Barb Shelton
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to win this book.

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Bakersdozen said...

This book sounds interesting. Thanks for the review and contest. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like the type of book I like...thanks for the giveaway.

Lovely site.

THANKS.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

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Emma said...

The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Kathryn said...

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wmmahaney said...

I have just found that I love books written about World War II. This books sounds great.
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Audrey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks great.
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Heather said...

Looks like a great read I would la la LOVE to win!

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shannon said...

Love your reviews. Please enter me for the giveaway!

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