Same wonderful love story, but with a new cover and a new publisher (me, now an independent author-publisher). Available in Kindle and paperback. Click on the image to order your copy.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
~ Proverbs 3:3 (NIV)
Forty years after meeting, falling in love with, and marrying Dust Off pilot Seth Martin then losing him when he’s declared MIA during the Vietnam War, Evangeline “Vangie” Martin decides it’s time to move on. After having him declared dead, she heads to a mountain resort for her fortieth high school reunion, hoping to reconnect with her high school sweetheart. But fate has other plans. The resort caretaker is none other than her Seth, but with no memory of his life before being shot down. When he refuses to acknowledge his true identity, Vangie must make a decision: If she is to have the love she’s waited for so long, she must forget the past and accept Seth as he is now. But can she?
“Wow! What a enthralling story by a most talented writer. The authors retelling of the Vietnam era, is so surreal, I felt like I was there, I even covered my head and ducked as the bombs exploded. The story is filled with suspense, compassion, and inbounding love. I find myself, still wishing I was going home to read this book. It is hard to find another read that is so engrossing as this one. It is one that you do not want to miss. I highly recommend this book to everyone.” – Amazon review by deha
“From the first sentence to the final words etched in granite, The Heart Remembers by Michele Huey grabs the reader and won’t let go. I can heartily recommend this incredibly well written, researched, and crafted novel about the Vietnam War, about love lost and remembered, about family and faith, and about never giving up hope.
Told in two parts, in two continents and in two eras, the first part rockets the reader into 1970 Vietnam’s PTSD generating war zone. The story pumps adrenaline through the reader’s body, and pummels war’s sights, sounds and stench into the mind. This must read book will not disappoint the reader seeking an action packed novel, nor will it disappoint the reader looking for a suspense riddled romance.
Told in the first person by nurse, Evangeline Blanchard, her tour of duty thrusts her into a bloody OR and dives her into a bunker beneath exploding rocket bombardment. She meets hero Seth Martin, a helicopter Dust Off pilot who romances her through hilly Vietnam’s gardenia dotted countryside, but leaves her fretting with each rescue mission. Will the sparks flying between these two, burst into love?
The second part opens in the year 2007 as snappy dialog between retired nurses Vange Blanchard and Michaelena Molinetti pepper the drive along I-80 to a class reunion. As these two best friends speed through the green hills of Pennsylvania to a peaceful cabin along the Clarion River, the past collides with the present. Among Cook Forest’s old growth trees, along the peaceful river, opportunities for love flow their way. Will their once-in-a-lifetime-love find them or will they leave their reunion, alone . . . and lonely?
Michele Huey’s debut novel will keep you reading, cheering, nail biting, laughing, crying, rooting, and even praying for the characters to find their happily ever after. I give this novel five stars!” – Amazon review