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A Heart To Mend: Myne Whitman

Friday, June 17, 2011
SHE HAS AN OPEN FUTURE Gladys moves to live with an estranged aunt in Lagos and to continue her search for a job. Before long she lands the job of her dreams with the foremost oil company in the city and makes several new friends. She also gradually resolves the mystery of why her aunt previously cut all ties with their family. But the best part about her new life is meeting Edward Bestman. HE HAS A CLOSED PAST Edward is good-looking, super rich but emotionally scarred. Gladys gets him to see that she loves him and that together they can surmount all their differences. However, when they return from a romantic trip abroad, they find that some unnamed people are about to take over his business empire. Edward's past has come back to haunt both of them as Gladys is enmeshed in the loss of several million shares of the Bestman Group. AND HE WILL PAY . . . WITH HIS HEART Who are the people close to Edward who want to betray him and destroy his happiness with Gladys? Will Edward overcome his fear of love and commitment and put his trust in Gladys?

Good Reads Summary

Does your past still affect your future?  There are several plots to this novel, but one main one: the divide between Gladys and Edward.  Gladys's aunt cut all ties with her family for apparently no reason.  The reader gets to understand Gladys's aunt via Gladys's investigating.  Edward has a mysterious, closed past.  The reader will get to know Edward on a friendly level and delve into his past.  Gladys is a sympathetic and dynamic character; the reader will enjoy her emotions and actions, especially her dialogue.  Her character pulls the whole novel together.  The novel details how separation, even emotionally, from a partner can ruin the partnership if the person does not accept his partner as trustworthy.  Edward's business is at risk.  Will he trust Gladys?  The reader will read on, avidly, to find out.  The novel has a way of drawing the reader in; the book itself is very well-written and the plot works with the characters.  This book is recommended for adults who enjoy books about relationships and trust.

4 stars

I received this novel for review, but this in no way influenced my review or thoughts on the novel.