Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: My Favorite Beach Read

It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week: “What is the best ‘beach’ read you have ever read?

One book immediately came to mind when I heard the word “beach.” It was The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances, by Andy Andrews.

Imagine that you are a newlywed, deeply in love with your husband. It is wartime, and your husband is a military pilot. He heads over to Europe soon after your wedding to train Allied pilots, where he is shot down and killed by enemy fire. Somehow, you manage to struggle on, but you are filled with rage and hatred for those who killed your husband. One day, you are walking on the beach, and you find a man facedown in the sand by the shore. You lean down to see if he’s alive and find a bullet wound in his shoulder. Slowly, you manage to roll him over onto his back … and recoil in horror. He is wearing the uniform of the enemy, the same country that is responsible for your beloved husband’s death. What do you do? Leave him on the beach where he’ll probably bleed to death? Finish him off yourself? Call the authorities to deal with him? Or take him home, in spite of your hatred for him, and nurse him back to health? I loved this story based on true events, and I hope that you’ll pick up a copy for your next beach read!

CLICK HERE for links to the other blogs participating in this meme to read about their favorite beach reads!

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  1. Cool. Not really my type but I know lotsa people who would like it! ^_^

    Here's my post for this week

  2. I haven't heard of this, but it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!


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