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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 on
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Published July 3rd 2015 by Mark W. Sasse
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Dolores Ayotte
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Love Story for a Nation by Author Mark W Sasse

It 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.

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Cathy Speight
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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, persev ...more
Doug
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 w ...more
Marlene
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A country in need of a revolution and Gerald Sanpatri is caught in the middle. How does he handle what the revolution has done to him and his fellow countrymen? Sasse writes in an interesting way. I find his writing unpredictable and interesting in a way many other books aren't. I hope to read more of his books.
Danielle Urban
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 ple ...more
Colleen M. Chesebro
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Dennis
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful book, filled with love, warmth, sadness and all the other human emotions. Well worth the read.
Mercedes Prieto
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 tol ...more
Sheri
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Love Story for a Nation by Mark W. Sasse

Gerald 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 a
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Henk-Jan van der Klis
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Debbie
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 n ...more
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Mark is a proud Western PA native but has lived most of the last twenty years in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. His overseas experiences have redefined everything including his palate, his outlook on life, and naturally his writing.

He has published eight novels, including his brand new Forgotten Child Trilogy.

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