This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)After meeting Myne Whitman here in L.A. I bought her book and just finished reading it. I'm happy to say that it was a great read! From the opening, I was hooked!!
I've not read very many romance stories, but I really liked this book because it's much more than just a love story. I love the fact that the story was set in Lagos Nigeria. I was immediately taken back to my travels there with all descriptions and places she used. I also like the fact that in addition to the love story she included thorough character backgrounds, suspense, business, a happy ending, and weaved them all together magnificently!
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)All i can say is my sister loves the book, and she reads all sorts of Novels.
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Kindle Edition)Ms Myne has started off with a bang. A heart to mend is a wonderful story of finding love for Gladys and Edward. Set in modern day Nigeria, you almost feel like you are in the story with them and Myne's descriptions are very apt and real. This is the first romance novel set in Nigeria that I have read. If there are others, I have not come across them.
I must admit I did get lost in the details of the finance industry at the beginning but once I got past that, it was smooth sailing and I came to understand towards the end of the book why those earlier details were somewhat necessary. For those who understand that industry, I'm sure they can tell how much research went into that.
I feel like the author has broken a barrier and given us something we did not have prior. I would definitely recommend "A Heart to Mend".
Kudos Myne Whitman and I look forward to more great writing from you.
A good page turner,
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)I just finished reading your book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.I loved the fact that you gave each character a dimension, a side to their story, in their own shoes. Your novel was not a "one person" walk through. I am reading the whole book again!! and recommending it to my friends.
A M A Z I N G!!!!,
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)I finished reading "A Heart To Mend" a weeks ago and my oh my this book is amazing! If you haven't read it yet....GET YOUR COPY NOW!!! As innn, I was almost in tears at the end of the book. It was so descriptive...I could feel the emotions and passion of each character through the pages and when she describe various places and scenes it felt like I was there! *sigh* Great Job Myne!
I loved It,
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)great quality, a novel thats hard to put down when you start reading. i'll recommend this for everyone not just Nigerians. Yes it's a Nigerian setting, but it a great story line. Different from everything you have ever read. I just love it.
A great down-to-earth Nigerian contemporary novel!,
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)There aren't that many novels set in contemporary Nigeria these days, so it's great to see this new novel by Myne Whitman that does just that. The novel touches on several different themes - estrangement, suspense, and of course love, and does so in a way that many people who are familiar with Nigeria and who have grown up there will relate to. A great first effort by the author, and a recommended read!
A breath of fresh air,
This review is from: A Heart to Mend (Paperback)A Heart to Mend narrates the relationship between Gladys and Edward and offers a unique reading experience. Direct and action packed, the masterful use of emotion and suspense will keep readers totally engrossed and guessing till the end.
Sheltered Gladys Eborah has spent most of her life in a suburb of Enugu brought up in a deprived single parent household after losing her father as a young girl. After finishing her education, she moves to Lagos to seek a job and moves in with an estranged aunt who now wants to be forgiven for all perceived wrongs. Gladys suspects Aunt Isioma abandoned them out of disdain for their poverty, and has the uneasy role of the bridge between both families.
Her new friendships and career achievements gradually transition Gladys into an independent young woman. Soon, she begins to fall for wealthy Edward Bestman who, though physically attracted to her, is emotionally unavailable. Edward is very wealthy, but he is haunted by the past of his illegitimate birth and other secrets he will not share.
The themes of premarital sex, social class mobility, and romantic ups and downs that mark a budding love are fully explored. However, Myne Whitman takes the story even further. Some unnamed people are about to take over Edward's business empire and Gladys is implicated. Who are these people who want to betray him and destroy their happiness?
A Heart to Mend will bring tears to the eyes and cheers at the end especially for those who have experienced the search for a career or tumultuous family and emotional relationships. Readers will be pleasantly surprised by the description of Lagos, the Nigerian stock market, and other business intrigues.