This love story seems so perfectly crafted that it can't be true. The adventure and mystery of it are so gripping that it must be fiction. However, the photographs of the artifacts found in the author's backyard are realistic, and the author's research and interviews with those having firsthand knowledge are believeable. The author claims that it is "for the most part" true. Oh, what a wonderful tale...
When I finished this book, I felt like crying. I wasn't sad. I wasn't emotional, in a Hallmark card commercial sort-of way. I was just amazed. A story of incredible circumstance unfolds as a wounded German soldier is found ashore on the Gulf Coast during the second World War. The woman who finds him is in the midst of deep personal struggles. Each has a staggering past that requires a choice between bitterness and forgiveness. Their story is potentially life-changing for all who read it.
It is the first book that I've read by Andy Andrews, but I can guarantee that it won't be the last. His storytelling was magical, and I flew through the pages. He also had to have a special divine leading to stumble upon this story in the way that he did.
I was provided with a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson publishers to review as part of my participation in booksneeze. They felt that this story needs to be told so widely that they sent me an extra copy to give away to a reader on my blog. Leave a comment to this post by Wednesday May 5 at 9 pm CST in order to get a chance to win. In your comment tell me what has been your favorite recent read. (If I don't know you personally and don't have your email address, you'll have to leave your email address in your comment to contact you if you win.) And, if you don't win, be sure to get your own copy of this book. It will amaze and inspire you.