From YNaija Magazine: A heartfelt promise

A review of Myne Whitman’s ‘A Heart to Mend’

 "The battle between serious literature (literary literature) and unserious literature (pulp literature) has been on for ages. Myne Whitman’s debut novel A Heart To Mend has offered a truce. In Mend, there is a lovely blend of the pulp and the literary. Whitman proves that it is very possible for a novel to serve Art for Art’s purpose as much as it serves the purpose of Art for Life.

Gladys, a 26 year old graduate, leaves Enugu for Lagos to job-hunt. While trying to get her way, Edward, a wealthy orphaned bachelor in his mid thirties snobbishly comes to her rescue. They go their separate ways but fate brings them together again. Gladys, who has now ceased to be the newcomer, sweeps Edward off his feet. Love spirals. However, their love is caught in the web of Edward’s past. He is about to lose all he has lived for. Only Gladys can save him.