Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Heart to Mend - Now available in Nigeria

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To read the chapter one - CLICK HERE. To get your advance copies of A Heart to Mend in Nigeria;

For those in Nsukka, UNN, call 08065200621;
In Onitsha/Asaba, call 08066158599,
In Abuja Call 08036289794,
Port Harcourt 08136477573
Lagos Ikeja; 08098643221, 08059864322,
Festac 08069508842, 08023815724
For Agege Lagos 07034591699,
Iyana Ipaja Lagos 08084575936,
Ikeja Lagos (Computer Village) 08033556152,
Egbeda Lagos 08056387855...
Lagos Island Locations coming soon.

The first 500 copies of the book come with a free bookmark/ Raffle Ticket. The first prize to be won from the raffle draw will be an Ipod Shuffle. Other prizes include a Thesaurus, Memory Cards, internet modems, and Flash drives. The book presentation will hold at The DSAN center 43 Adegoke Street, Surulere Lagos on Thursday April 22, 2010 by 11am. For more information call the publicist, Ahaoma Kanu 08037487286.


On the Back Cover;

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? 

“Written by a Nigerian…with Nigerian characters and setting, “A heart to mend” is a fun and fast read.” – PAMELA STITCH, African Loft Magazine
“…a powerful story of how love doesn’t strut, never gives up, never looks back and keeps going to the end.”  - SHOLA ADU-OKUBOTE, Femme Lounge Online
…something different. Some may say it is ideal to think about love…but love (romance) still exists against all odds.”  - TEMITAYO OLOFINLUA, Bookaholic
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.” – LAN THANO, Seattle
"A Heart to Mend is certainly a romance story laddered with emotion...and already the suspense is building..."AHAOMA KANU, National Daily Newspaper
“Nigerian readers can now satisfy their yearning for well written, homegrown romance stories while the foreign readers can treat themselves to a different kind of romance--one made in the highly boisterous commercial Lagos.”  - NEXT Newspaper



What the reviewers are saying;

"Only few writers that spin this kind of tale... For once, we get the feeling that we are treading this path of love with the characters and again, we try to be one with the city, which is a character on its own. Truth is; Whitman has charmed me. Enthralling!" - Onyeka Nwelue, author of The Abyssinian Boy

“Nigerians and indeed Africans are not known for romance writing. The reason can be attributed to the sense of morality (real or apparent) that seeks to relegate issues of love to the secrecy of bedrooms and treats sex as something to be talked about only in hushed tones like it were some mysterious sacred ritual...Myne Whitman’s book, A Heart to Mend, makes a bold statement to the contrary.” - Sylva Nze Ifedigbo, Author of Whispering Aloud

“…the beauty of this book, is that there is redemption for all…in tandem with the title cover, that there can indeed be mended hearts” - Ify Malo

“…love (even with all its problems) can transform a person and heal them enough to allow forgiveness in a heart.” - FFF, www.shotmusinz.blogspot.com

“The book has been buzzing and is a definite buy.” - Arinze Obikili, www.jaguda.com

"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." - www.werunthings.net

“Filled with questions and themes of clashing backgrounds, societal class, premarital sex, family feuds and personal scandals, this book will have you flipping through the pages anxiously…It brings you back to the realities of life: how fragile love can be and the realizations of trust and fear.” - Mariam Olagunju, www.gidilounge.com

“Myne Whitman has written a captivating first novel…” - Linda Ikeji, www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com

“…it is the journey, not the destination that entertains in this novel, and the author has done a great job of creating a story of two characters who engage our sympathies and who we find wanting to triumph over the odds that are thrown their way.” - www.nigeriavillagesquare.com

“More than anything this book is a breath of fresh air - very different from the stereotypical images portrayed in most books regarding the continent...this is just plain easy feel good read like a top selling novel sitting on the Romance aisle at Borders or Barnes and Nobles.” - Olamild Entertainment, www.olamildentertainment.com

A captivating contemporary African love story, A HEART TO MEND is best described as heartwarming, vivid and charming. Myne Whitman delivers romance in her first and newly released novel with such practicality and skill. It is an unforgettable love story weaved together by a quixotic and imaginative mind that is both believable and relatable! - N Amma Twum-Baah, Founder and Editor, Afrikan Goddess Online

"A Heart to mend is a fearless tale about love….an unbiased story of the struggles, failures, victories, strength and harsh decisions people face at some point because of those they love. This book has a story that has been broken down and told with smooth and simple language. A Heart to mend is a delicious and beautiful story." – Chizitere Ojiaka, www.courageousfingers.blogspot.com






31 comments:

  1. If you haven't read A HEART TO MEND, you better GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!!!


    :)

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  2. Nice one myne,my own review no dey hear ooo,lol

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  3. saving the number already....I must get my copy this time!
    congrats,Myne :-))

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  4. well done, all the best.. love, love the new layout.

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  5. congrats!! how do i get a copy in canada

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  6. Hi Lahlah, you can order from Amazon.ca at this link http://www.amazon.ca/Heart-Mend-Myne-Whitman/dp/1449047505/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271829912&sr=8-1

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  7. @Muyiwa, lol. Are you sure? Look carefully.

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  8. Big congratulations...
    How do I get a copy in UK?
    Keep on

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  9. Now i have ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for not getting this book... if not for anything, Myne never misses commenting on my page. (See, peeps, commenting does pay off! lol...)

    Ok, calling the PH # sharpish...

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  10. Great work Myne. Keep it going. The Lord is your strength :)

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  11. Read proud of you Myne...working towards getting my own copy real soon

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
    I am so happy for you keep it up. I shall GRAB MY COPY NOW!!!!!

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  13. thank you all so much, i am sure you will enjoy the book when you get it.

    @kay9,lol abi?

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  14. Hi Lani, thanks for asking. The book is available on most major bookstores in the UK, Waterstones, WHsmiths and Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Mend-Myne-Whitman/dp/1449047505/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

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  15. Hey Myne, Any chance of it being available here in Germany? If not I check WHSmith whenever I am in the U.K.

    We are proud of you!

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  16. Congrats girl, really happy for you, keep up the good work, you are doing great.

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  17. The joy of it all is getting to know the writer via blogger, wow! I feel great about that.lol

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  18. Congratulations!

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  19. Thank you all.

    @Joicee, if you use Amazon, it is on the German version here

    http://www.amazon.de/Heart-Mend-Myne-Whitman/dp/1449047505/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1271872758&sr=8-1

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  20. Yayyyyy! Myne I'm soooooo happy for u!!! I wish u much more success!!!

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  21. Thought I had commented, obviously, I haven't.
    Will do my review on it when I'm done reading the book.
    I'm so happy for you.

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  22. Thanks Ms O, Blessings and 2cute.

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  23. congrats dear, i called the guy last week, he said he'll get back tome ..so maybe you shd just get Ib on the list there or at least Lagos Island so i can tell m sis to grab it for me..

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