I've just finished "The Heart Mender" A Story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews and what a treat it was! This is the first I've read anything by this author....but it certainly won't be the last. Andy Andrews is a New York Times best-selling author of "The Noticer" and "The Traveler's Gift".
As the story goes the author, while digging up wax myrtle trees on his Gulf front property, found a rusty metal box of medals and pictures from the WWII era with definite Nazi connections. Of course this sparked interest and with his curiosity leading him he starts to question some fascinating people in the region that he thinks might have some clue to the story behind the box.
The author introduces the reader to Helen Mason, a young attractive American war widow and Lt. Josef Landermann, a German soldier who she finds washed up on the gulf coast shore near her home. You will read how their lives intertwine and how they learn the great lessons of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Throughout the book there were times that I thought that this story had to be true....and at other times I wondered if it was purely fiction. To the very end of the book I am still wondering.....and hoping that it is true.
I highly recommend "The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews.