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As nightly raids burn the capital city, the mundane existence of Gerald Sanpatri takes a dramatic shift when Rosia walks into his life, bringing laughter and unexpected love. She inspires the ex-writer to take up his pen once again and write the impossible: a love story for an entire nation. A Love Story for a Nation chronicles the explosive and heart-warming journey of onAs nightly raids burn the capital city, the mundane existence of Gerald Sanpatri takes a dramatic shift when Rosia walks into his life, bringing laughter and unexpected love. She inspires the ex-writer to take up his pen once again and write the impossible: a love story for an entire nation. A Love Story for a Nation chronicles the explosive and heart-warming journey of one country’s brush with history through the eyes of a courageous man who dared to stand up, smile, and think the unimaginable....

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ISBN : 25598689
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Number of Pages : 232 Pages
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A Love Story for a Nation Reviews

  • Dolores Ayotte
    2018-08-10 12:26

    A Love Story for a Nation by Author Mark W SasseIt is almost impossible to adequately express in words how moved I was by "A Love Story for a Nation". The plot of this incredible tale sent shivers down my spine on more than one occasion. Author Mark Sasse is one gifted writer. The depth of his ability to connect with the characters in his stories which permeates through to his readers, to those of us clinging to every word he pens, is beyond description. I'm a huge fan...plain and simple.This suspenseful novel is more than a love story between two people celebrating their first anniversary. Gerald and Rosia Sanpatri share a much deeper connection. Gerald is a banned award-winning author, a former university professor, a man of great brilliance with strong revolutionary opinions...who now lives a mundane and repetitive life as a bank guard at the A.S. National Bank. For personal reasons, he has chosen to keep his past life a secret even from his beautiful and devoted wife, Rosia. Little does Gerald know that she has secrets of her own which are about to tear his heart apart...As both of their past lives come back to haunt them, Gerald Sanpatri decides to take a firm stand to combat his love, his loss, his feelings of betrayal, but most importantly his deep love and devotion for his nation. With a simple smile and the desire and determination to make a difference, Gerald makes the decision to "stand firm" with a never ending smile on his face. Unexpected twists and turns arise at every corner as Gerald Sanpatri mentally and emotionally takes on the persona of Jonny as he battles the evil dictatorship of Antoine. One simple, kind-hearted man who loves his country...can Gerald really make a difference?I wish there was higher than a 5 star rating because I would definitely give it to this mesmerizing novel. Loved it!!Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayottehttp://www.amazon.com/Not-Perfect-Its...

  • Cathy Speight
    2018-07-28 14:34

    I've read four of Sasse’s novels…four very different novels, four very enjoyable reads. Naturally, I dived eagerly into what is now my fifth Sasse read. This is not only different from his other books, it’s also hugely different from anything I’ve read before. It’s quite extraordinary. It’s a rich tapestry of many different threads: history, politics, courage, determination, love, passion, compassion, commitment, loss, heartbreak, tragedy, death, friendship, grief, surprise, sadness, joy, perseverance, hardship, danger, hope. Phew! But I’m not lying. They’re all in there.How on earth can a story encompass all that? you may ask. Well, it does, uniquely…this tapestry is very cleverly woven and blended. You are drawn compellingly into Gerald Sanpatri’s simple, meagre life—that he lives without rancour or resentment—under the tyrannical rule of an evil dictator. It’s virtually impossible not to be smitten with this gentle, humble, compassionate and tolerant man, who fell in love with the perfect woman when he least expected it. And when tragedy strikes in a cruel way—in many ways, in fact—his quiet and gentle determination never wavers as he strives to fulfil his hopes and dreams...for himself and his country. There are many surprises in this book tucked into the each of its many layers. It started out as a ten-minute sketch, the author tells us, but he was encouraged to develop it, and so was born a novel of some sixty thousand words. A unique novel that is as heart-rending as it is heart-warming.

  • Doug
    2018-07-28 07:12

    Mark sent me a free copy of his new book for my honest appraisal. I loaded it into my Kindle the day before I was to have a long flight home from China. I started his book while on the tarmac waiting to leave China. I could not put the book down. Several hours later I finished his book. This is his best work yet. I worked with Mark when he wrote a short play about the main character and his passive resistance to autocratic leadership. Who would have known when I watched this short skit that it would perhaps become a classic in literature. Get the book and read it.

  • Danielle Urban
    2018-08-09 06:18

    A Love Story for a Nation by Mark Sasse is one of those novels that readers won't ever forget. For fans of The Fault within Our Stars, this is a must read. Though the plotlines differ it holds the same value and hearlt melting power as the famous book turned movie. I found the mystery of the plot incredible. The scenes and history all wrapped into one another was something that made this quite an exceptional read. I received this novel in exchange for an honest review and I have to say, I am pleased to have had it passed into my hands. This story will take readers deep into the plot and leave with breathless like one feels after a roller coaster ride. After one ride you want to go again and again. The same applies to A Love Story for a Nation. It lures you in and grips onto your mind and heart and doesn't let go until the very end. By the the time you reach the end you will be waiitng for the next stunning well written adventure by Mark Sasse. It's the first time that I have read any one of his novels and now, I plan to read each one of his previous novels before this one. A Love Story for a Nation is about a writer how has suffered great loss. He lossed a son before he was born, and then to lose his wife. His wife has made Gerald Sanpantri pick up his pen and to begin writing once again. He finds a note from his wife telling him to smile and he does exactly that. It's one amazing emotional action packed thriller that will keep readers turning the pages and asking when the next novel is coming out for reading. I was stunned at how remarkable the story turned out to be. Loss, love, danger and the meaning of courage can all be found as secrets are unveiled. Definitely, would recommend this novel to readers world wide. Highly engaging read that all readers will love. Overall, I rate A Love Story for a Nation a five out of five stars.

  • Colleen M. Chesebro
    2018-07-29 06:22

    Slip into the pages of history as you step into another place and time where order exists by the totalitarian rule of a dictator. It is a struggle to live with such a meager existence until Gerald Sanpatri, an ex-writer meets Rosia, the love of his life. It is Rosia’s devotion and love that enables him to begin writing again. Gerald pours all of his pain and heartache into his tales, writing stories of a brave child who was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in to save the people of his land from the terrible despot that ruled over them.After the last regime change, Gerald Sanpatri stopped writing because the dictator forbade it. Instead, he performed the duties required of him while sinking into oblivion, burying his past behind him. Little by little, as his past begins to resurface, Gerald is thrust to the forefront of a stealthy movement to overthrow the dictator of which he is not even aware.In my mind’s eye, I kept searching for a country to place these horrific events into. Several came to mind and I questioned why the author did not specify a country in the writing of this novel. Finally, I realized that the place was not the main concern. It was the message that events like these occur all over our world today that finally resonated deep within me. It wasn’t the place, it wasn’t the dictator. It was Gerald’s peaceful response that motivated a country to change.Lovers of historical literature and fiction will lose themselves in the events that Mark Sasse has woven around these characters. I finished reading this novel on the Fourth of July while, outside my window, fireworks were exploding celebrating the freedoms of all Americans. It was a poignant moment.RATINGS Realistic Characterization: 4/5Made Me Think: 5/5Overall enjoyment: 4/5Readability: 5/5Recommended: 4/5Overall Rating: 4.5

  • Dennis
    2018-08-13 11:30

    This was a beautiful book, filled with love, warmth, sadness and all the other human emotions. Well worth the read.

  • Mercedes Prieto
    2018-07-18 13:28

    very well written..... and deeply felt.....The charachers are simply developed yet given true depths. The unexpected turns in the story make it a good read.

  • Michelle
    2018-08-10 08:24

    Mark W. Sasse’s most recent book A Love Story for a Nation is a story of the bravery and perseverance of Gerald Sanpatri. After his wife Rosia dies, Sanpatri picks up his pen to fulfill a promise he made to Rosia to start writing again. He starts writing tales of Jonny, his son who died before he was born. They become extraordinary tales of heroism against the palace. On the one-year anniversary of Rosia and Jonny’s deaths, Gerald finds a note in his lunch bag that Rosia left so long ago. It told him “Remember to just stand there and smile.” Gerald did just that as he started his vigilance on a stone outside the palace gate. In order to avoid spoilers, I have to stop here. I love Sasse’s books and this one stands with the rest. The author weaves history and fiction into a contemporary story with a touch of romance, resulting in a book that leaves you wanting more.The characters are well developed and believable with some mystery around most. The plot evolves with enough energy to keep you turning pages as the characters slowly reveal their secrets. This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sheri
    2018-08-13 07:34

    A Love Story for a Nation by Mark W. SasseGerald Sanpatri an ex-writer is encouraged by his loving wife Rosia to write again. Although a war is going on she wants him to write a love story for an entire nation. We watch one man face many obstacles, love, loss, danger and (shocking) secrets are revealed. I really liked Gerald, a humble proud man, struggling within himself to do what he feels is right for himself, and his country.A well written story of love, loss and courage. The story flows at an even pace, with a great blend or drama, secrets, decision, and surprises. The characters are well developed, the plot is original and intense. A definite, heart-felt page turner. I was hooked from the first page, this story will stay with me for a long time. I highly recommend A Love Story for a Nation to readers of all genres.Enter to win a copy on GoodReads: Giveaway dates: Jun 02 - Jul 10, 2015

  • Henk-Jan van der Klis
    2018-07-18 13:14

    Mark W. Sasse's fourth novel, A Love Story for a Nation, is situated in Reoux in a fictional republic. Gerald Sanpatri's life changes, when Rosia Salez enters his life. She inspires the ex-writer to take up his pen again after twenty years. Though Gerald's loses his job as guard in a bank due to a stolen ID card, he starts writing a stories for his unborn child Jonny. 6 months pregnant however Rosia dies after getting a seizure. The unborn Jonny couldn't be saved either. Out of grief en passion for his nation, Gerald starts a one man revolution by standing firm every day in the capital city, opposite the president's building, meeting friends and writing poems and stories about Jonny. A Love Story for a Nation is a great novel about friendships, courage, refound love, and grief. Discover the connections between Gerald and his friends, the audience asking questions to this lonely man standing, and the non-violent power that Sanpatri shows towards soldiers. We are the change, and could sparkle a revolution today.

  • Debbie
    2018-08-05 12:24

    Founded in Sasse's strengths of dramatic script-writing and political drama, Love Story for a Nation stands as his best novel to date. "A work of art, inspired by a work of art, inspired by a work of art, inspired by a work of art," is the author's own preface to a story in which the hero stands, literally, for what he believes in, and through this simple and iconic act, changes things. I received this book from the author in return for an unbiased review. As a fan of Sasse's drama scripts and novels, it is impossible not to love this captivating tale.