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Heart for a Hero by [Ditto, Ed, Patrick, Laura D.]
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Ditto somehow manages to stitch together totally disparate themes into a congruous, heartfealt and uniquely American story. There are sparse hints of a writing style crafted by the southern luminaries that made thier mark in the literary world long before. ...The characters are evocative and real and he eloquently captures the trials and tribulations of heroes and everyday, humble, family life. An excellent read. I am looking forward to the next from this promising,... -Christopher E. Jylkka

About the Author

Author Ed Ditto and quiltmaker Laura D. Patrick are cousins who live not very far apart in southern Tennessee and northern Alabama, respectively. This is their first collaborative project.

Quiltmaker Laura D. Patrick and author Ed Ditto are cousins who live not very far apart in southern Tennessee and northern Alabama, respectively. This is their first collaborative project.

Product Details

  • File Size: 979 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Treehouse Press (November 15, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 15, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A8PIY50
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This story was OK; better in parts than others. I know, the heroine is finally diagnosed as to suffering depression from the birth of her twins piled upon the death of her grandmother and other life changes. Nevertheless, at times she was a very irritating person. Her long-suffering husband deserves a gold star. The story of her grandmother's quilt was intriguing in its connection to the Korean War and the prisoners of war who sewed a quilt themselves. But the heroine's reactions to events were over the top in my opinion. She seemed to be always running off in one direction or another without any thought,insisting that she could do it herself, and then wondering why things didn't turn out right. I think that this is supposed to be a portrait of someone in deep need of psychotherapy, and I can well believe it. Perhaps what we should take from it is that if we know someone who behaves in such an erratic, often nonsensical way and refuses help, that the person's friends and loved ones should intervene and engage the help of professionals. I do not doubt that post-partum depression is real; it demands treatment.
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Don't be fooled by the description on the jacket or the fact that the AQS published this book! There are all kinds of subplots here that will appeal to both men and women. Somehow the authors weave together the Korean War, post traumatic stress syndrome, child abandonment,post-partum depression, and of course, quilts. The story is not a downer, either. Hope they come out with a sequel!
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it was sad and disturbing that a persons whole view of a loved one and there impact on life could be so adversely affected by digging into the heretofore unknown past. People have a right to keep personal things personal, this story vio;lated that right.
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Korean War POW's story interwoven with young family of today through the discovery of a quilt. Well told and deals with the Forgotten War and Post Partum Depression, how it can affect a young family.
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Heart for a Hero made me laugh, remember old times with family, wish for simpler times and think of family members who have already gone on before us with very dear memories.
I had forgotten how in touch a quilt can make you with all the things that have gone on in a families life. i've got to admit I have missed those memories.
I read this book in two days. I didn't want to put it down! I'm ready for the next one!
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Ditto somehow manages to stitch together totally disparate themes into a congruous, heartfealt and uniquely American story. There are sparse hints of a writing style crafted by the southern luminaries that made thier mark in the literary world long before.
From the title to the epilogue Ditto traces the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people through the life of Quilters and what binds us as humans through love, war and time. The characters are evocative and real and he eloquently captures the trials and tribulations of heroes and everyday, humble, family life.
An excellent read. I am looking forward to the next from this promising, young Author.
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I like mystery quilt books and this was hard to put down. It touches on prisoners of war and what happened to them during the Korean War,but also talks about depression and I work in mental health,so I found it very interesting.
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Although the themes of quilting, postpartum depression and the Korean War would not seem to make for a good story, I enjoyed the book. Get ready for a good cry.
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