HELLO FRIENDS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU MY RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF RETURNING TO THE LAND OF THE MORNING CALM BY HANS M HIRSCHI, I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS I DO! LET'S HAVE A LOOK!
OH BOY DOES THIS QUOTE APPLY! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Returning to the Land of the Morning Calm
by: Hans M Hirschi
reviewed by: Becky
Martin is eighty-four years old, a Korean War veteran, living quietly in a retirement home in upstate New York. His days are ruled by the routine of the staff, but in his thoughts and dreams, Martin often returns to the Seoul of his youth, and the lost true love of his life. Two close friends urge him to travel back to search for his love. What awaits Martin in Korea, more than six decades after he left the country on a troop transport back to the U.S.?
Returning to the Land of the Morning Calm is a story of friendship, love and family, in all its many shapes, across time, generations and cultures.
I am always drawn into a Hans Hirschi story, and the reason is that it doesn't feel like a story at all. The way this author writes makes you feel that you are living in the book with the characters, and you feel what they feel. I love this and only a select few writers can make you feel this way.
We meet Martin when he is in his 80s and he has given up his small house for a retirement home. When one of his friends who is a nurse retires, Martin has no way of knowing how his life will change when he meets her replacement, Kevin.
What follows is a journey down a path of love forged many years ago, Martin was in the service and found love in Korea during the War, yet they knew it wasn't to be and Martin went home.
What became of the man Martin has never forgotten? How will Martin ever know? With the help of Kevin and another friend, he may just get more than he bargained for!
This is a sweet, engaging story of a man who never forgot his true love, or the feeling that it brought to be in love, and you will be rooting for his happiness just like I was!
the 5 Kimchi- Jjigae rating :)
I REALLY HAD TO DO THIS RATING! YOU WILL SEE WHY! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS FOR RETURNING TO THE LAND OF THE MORNING CALM, GRAB YOUR COPY NOW, IT IS A STORY YOU WON'T SOON FORGET!