Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Heart Mender
Personally, I love historical fiction, ala Leon Uris, Tom Clancy, et al.
This story brought back memories of the Gulf Coast, along with smells and sounds! Wow.
As a history buff I was well acquainted with the operations of the Kriegsmarine in the Gulf, having lived in Pensacola, FL and Morehead City, NC.
But, is the bulk of it really built of facts other than what was found in the buried vegetable can and WW II archival history of the Kriegsmarine operations in the Gulf?
The plot does offer a heartwarming story of the power of forgiveness and the restoration of lives damaged by the ravages of war. The role of Danny in the story graphically illustrates the value of "the weakest of these" in our culture.
The fact that a particular enemy submariner, ended up on the coast of Alabama and was assimilated into the culture does not strike me as strange and speaks volumes to the character of the citizenry in that part of the nation.
Once I began reading, I couldn't put it down until the last page!
Thank you, Mr. Andrews. I loved this work and look forward to reading more!
PS: visit his site