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HEaven Above, Earth Below


5.0 out of 5 stars Wow...An emotional, entertaining story
By Amazon Customer on May 21, 2016
Format: Paperback
This book hooked me from the very first page I read. Heartwarming and entertaining, Mark Perretta weaves the subtleties of each character into an amazing story. There are so many little nuances that, if you pay attention, connect characters and themes. But, for me, this is more than just a story. As a veteran, and Naval Aviator, I can relate to the loss described in this book. I was introduced to a World War II veteran and survivor of the USS Indianapolis when I was very young. I heard parts of his story from my parents and they left an indelible impression upon me. Hitting even closer to the heart, I was privileged to call Jason Manse (characters namesake) a friend. I miss him very much, and often reflect back about the days we spent running, flying, and sharing happy moments with Tammy. It's an emotional read for sure, and I know many will relate to the characters in one way or another.
This novella is such a great story and I highly recommend it. I hope everyone connects with it and enjoys the clues hidden along the way, as much as I did.

5.0 out of 5 starsPut Heaven Above, Earth Below on your list of Must-Reads today!
By Kathleen A. Patron on April 30, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
There were so many beautiful and poignant moments in this book. This is a must-read for anyone whose journey through grief has left them asking, "Why?" I found the hope and promise that even in our deepest, darkest moments, God gives us something to celebrate. This is a beautiful story.

5.0 out of 5 stars... of both those who serve and the people who love them. An absorbing
By Amazon Customer on April 27, 2016
Format: Paperback
A moving tribute to our military and the sacrifices of both those who serve and the people who love them. An absorbing, fast-paced read.

5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent!
By Jeremy on April 15, 2016
Format: Paperback
Feel good story that will pull at your heart. It'll make you laugh. It'll make you sad. But this story will take you to a place of hope, love and support. Something that seems to be lacking in the world today. Very well written and thought out.

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
By Katie on April 11, 2016
Format: Paperback
A wonderful novel!

5.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful..
By Angela on April 10, 2016
Format: Paperback
Beautiful...a reminder of the true heroes that serve our country. A blend of so many emotions that will bring you to tears! I would recommend this patriotic tale to anyone! Great read!

5.0 out of 5 starsAn outstanding and well written book reflecting love of family
ByDisappointed in batteryon April 7, 2016
Format: Paperback
An outstanding and well written book reflecting love of family, county and fellow man. At 74, I've never read a book that emitted so much love and patriotism and did it in such a beautiful way. Our true heroes are our military personnel who give everything and sometimes all. God Bless them all. A great read!

5.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful story telling the tale of two heroes
By Maryann H.on April 7, 2016
Format: Paperback
Well written........Moving reminders of the sacrifices the men and women made for our country in
World War II and all of our country's history.
Beautiful story telling the tale of two heroes, from different generations!! Brought me to tears, of course!

5.0 out of 5 starsHighly recommended reading
By Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016
Format: Paperback
a well written and incredible story. It brought out my emotions many times and made me think long and hard about what sacrifice and honor truly mean.

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
By Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016
Format: Paperback
Loved it! What a great book, well worth reading! Mark Perretta, thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute!

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A story of family and faith
A question of honor and unsung heroes
A magical tale that warms the patriotic heart

     "If one listened closely, a sound began to emanate.  It was not the sound of man or ocean or beast.  

Instead it was quiet and soft and peaceful, like the steady rain of a passing storm.  

As John absorbed the familial scene before him,

his brother’s words rang in his ears.   Heaven above, Earth below..."

-Heaven Above, Earth Below

     Heaven Above, Earth Below is an inspirational coming-of-age story that deals with family, faith, sacrifice and honor.  The story twists together the lives of three men: brothers Jason and John Mann, and a World War II veteran who lives in a retirement home.  
     Jason is the eldest son in the Mann family and a lieutenant in the Navy.  He has flown over 50 successful missions in Iraq and  finally returned to the States to be reunited with his family.

     John is on a quest to prove himself as a man.  A strange offer by John’s philosophy professor gives him the opportunity he thinks he needs.  With his adventures at a retirement home with the Old Man, a survivor from the USS Indianapolis, and living at home with his mother and sister, John is set on an adventure that provides him the answers he seeks. 
     This magical story is a modern day metamorphosis that warms the patriotic heart with hope and inspiration.