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The Heart Mender Audiobook

The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances

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Publisher's Summary

A unique blend of historical fact and engaging fiction showing the power of forgiveness.

In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason - widowed by war - discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind.

In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future. Previously released as Island of Saints, this new edition includes a reader's guide and a "Where Are They Now?" update on the real-life characters.©2010 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2010 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    Pat and Susan 07-01-15
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    "What a great story!"

    I read this book years ago when it was named "Island of Saints". I enjoyed it then and bought several copies to give as gifts. I downloaded it on Audible this time and was delighted that Andy Andrews, himself, was the reader. I loved it even more and realized I had actually forgotten so much from my previous reading. The book is wholesome and dear and makes me long for a simpler time in our history. The plot is interesting and the characters were great and full of personality. I will continue to buy this book as gifts. We all need to understand the principle of forgiveness and this book teaches it in a practical non-preachy manner.

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    MoeDaSheik 05-18-15
    MoeDaSheik 05-18-15
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    I always find myself completely engulfed in Andy's stories. Truthfully it is hard to believe that this is a true story, but if it's coming from Andy, then I'm a believer!

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    Kendall D. Toews London ON Canada 03-13-15
    Kendall D. Toews London ON Canada 03-13-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Amazing book"

    Absolutely loved this book. it's extremely well written. It reads like a fictional story but is true.

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    Scott 08-05-14
    Scott 08-05-14
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    "You cant go wrong with a book by Andy Andrews!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most definitely! Andy Andrews has yet to publish a book that was anything less than stellar! His perspective on life is something everyone could benefit from hearing about!


    What does Andy Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Andy reading the book himself brings tremendous value. The highs and lows, and various voice inflections really adds to the listening experience!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    If an Andy Andews book does make you both laugh and cry, then you may not be human!


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    Rebecca United States 02-07-14
    Rebecca United States 02-07-14
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    "Best book I've ever listened to TWICE"

    The story is so detailed it will feel as though you are living it. Several chapters brought me to tears it was so well told and so moving.
    I'll listen to this again & again.

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    Woody 11-25-13
    Woody 11-25-13

    I love GOD, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Family is very important to me. Good wholesome audio books, and Christian music are my favorites.

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    "The best book we have ever purchased"
    What made the experience of listening to The Heart Mender the most enjoyable?

    The characters became alive in this book


    What other book might you compare The Heart Mender to and why?

    The Notice Returns. The same author and narrator. A very gifted Writer!!!


    What about Andy Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Andy has a very special gift of narrating all the characters in his books. You need to buy one to believe it. Andy is very talented writer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Where history, mystery, and love meet!


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely the best book my Wife and I have ever encountered. Andy Andrews is by far our favorite author.

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    Amazon Customer 04-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "don't miss this one"

    one of your best Andy. I will be listening to this book time and time again.

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    Marcus Chacos Australia 03-15-17
    Marcus Chacos Australia 03-15-17
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    "Another fine Andy Andrews story"

    While it started a little slow and has less emphasis on life lessons than his other books, this book is nonetheless an interesting and engaging book worthy of listening or reading.

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    Dawn Heckman 03-11-17
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    "A Heart Stealer"

    I loved The Heart Mender from the first wordvto the last! Itbwas filled with all th elements of a great book, honest characters, historical accuracy, and an unexpected romance. And the clincher is that these are real pepole who have experienced this. I was especiall interested in the u boat active in the gulf that was hidden frm the citezens, I have shared I it with my women and men friends who have found it equally enjoyable to read. I highly recommend this book.

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    Sue 02-15-17
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    "A Second Look!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart Mender to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Andy Andrews gave his heart to this book and his voice drew his audience into the setting. It was like we were there


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heart Mender?

    The drama that occurred at the beach house. Riveting!!!


    Have you listened to any of Andy Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first one, but definitely will not be the last


    If you could take any character from The Heart Mender out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    My whole family fell in love with Danny. I would love to take him out to dinner and let him order anything he wanted. I would also have loved to purchase one of his carvings. Love this character, love this guy


    Any additional comments?

    This couple, brought together by chance......Perhaps, I think it was a divine intervention, by the "mender" of broken hearts! Thumbs Up!!!

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