Review: The Heart Mender

Title:  The Heart Mender
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7852-3103-5

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell.

When author Andy Andrews unearthed a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artefacts he began an investigation into the past that lead to a moving story about the power of forgiveness and being able to let go.

Josef Landermann’s uniform leaves Helen Mason with no doubt that his near lifeless body is that of a German sailor. Given that the country is in full scale commitment to WWII and as a recent widow of the war, Helen’s first instinct is to leave him there to die until something changes her mind.
A true story filled with many emotions including; depression, anger, fear, friendship and love. They must both deal with their pasts in order to create a future.

The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews is simply excellence in word form. A wonderful blend of storytelling combined with real historical facts this book will appeal to many and would also make a great additional tool for history students studying WWII. It even includes a great readers guide divided into specific topics of interest with lots of ideas to spark discussions.

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