Island of Saints: A Story of the One Principle That Frees

Island of Saints: A Story of the One Principle That Frees the Human Spirit While digging up a withering wax myrtle tree beside his waterfront home on the Gulf coast, author Andy Andrews unearths a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artifacts and begins an intriguing investigation that unlocks an unspoken past that took place in his backyard literally In the summer of , as the country gears up for a full scale commitment to WWII, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink US vessels carrying goods and fuel for the war While taking a late night walk along the coastline, Helen Mason recently widowed by the realities of war discovers the near lifeless body of a German sailor Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann s uniform, Helen is prepared to leave the lieutenant to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mindSet in a period simmering with anger and suspicion, Island of Saints offers the very real chronicle of a small town preparing itself for the worst the world has to offer As cargo from torpedoed ships begins to wash up on the beach, Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts in order to create a futureBlending his unique style of historical accuracy with unparalleled storytelling, New York Times best selling author Andy Andrews offers a tale of war, faith, and forgiveness illuminating the one principle that frees the human spirit

10 thoughts on “Island of Saints: A Story of the One Principle That Frees the Human Spirit

  1. says:

    I really, really loved this story, it was incredible A beautiful book of friendship, love, and forgiveness And the author did an incredible job at narrating the book

  2. says:

    I started this book by Andy Andrews on my 46th birthday My friend took me to lunch and I asked her to swing by the library to pick it up I read the subtitle to her A Story of the One Principle That Frees the Human Spirit Do tell I responded with sarcasm While that statement is a tall glass

  3. says:

    Read this book You will not regret it I loved it from the very first word to the very end It s beautiful and inspiring Worth every minute of your time I am for sure going to be readingof Andy s books after this one.

  4. says:

    This is the craziest, most unlikely true story you will ever readEntire book is fascinating and the audiobook is very well done What other secrets are buried in the gulf A couple of words here and there, otherwise very clean Many history facts I never knew, and to think these people are still living to

  5. says:

    The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews presents two compelling and engaging stories The first story, which consists of parts 1 and 3 of the book, tells the story of Andrews discovery of World War II German U Boat artifacts in his Gulf Coast yard and his own personal journey to uncover the origins of how these item

  6. says:

    I m pretty sure this is going down as one of my favorite books I absolutely loved it Andrews weaves a story of finding German WWII artifacts buried in a can on his ocean front property and Josef and Helen s journey to find peace and forgiveness Andrews offers photos of buttons, a couple of photographs, a ring, and

  7. says:

    WOW I loved this book so much I seriously had no idea if I was going to like it I saw it at our library used book sale shelf, and decided to give it a try You can t beat 0.50 for a hardback It was so good It took me a little while to get into it, and the writing seemed a little slow but the story was amazing Also, there

  8. says:

    3.5 stars.Historical Fiction is a genre I have always enjoyed and I ve come to enjoy WWI WWII HF a lot This was a story that was different then the run of the mill type WWII fiction stories I always appreciate that and the author s creativity This was kind of a sweet story, but that isn t such a bad thing when dealing with th

  9. says:

    Don t judge a book by it s cover Why do I keep making assumptions about books that I know nothing about It turned out to be a page turner though Still don t know how it ended up on my bookshelf.

  10. says:

    C H E E S E, that spells The Heart Mender This story could have been so much better, one of those based on a true story novels But instead it s a self help book with a theme that s crammed down your throat and with possibly the worst dialogue I ve ever read.

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