After sixty years, Leni Schick-Grehl opens a window to her past in Love, War & Curling Irons. This historical memoir chronicles her parent’s lives, her childhood, and becoming of age during Nazi Germany and World War II. It is certain to intrigue readers as they embark on a journey of uncertainty, panic of the air raids, and the destruction left by the war.
After the war she ventures to find her grandparents in Bremen, Germany, only to discover an American sergeant has befriended her grandparents. Spellbound by their first encounter, the story ignites as two lives are changed by the circumstances of war that brought them together.
It is a heartfelt tale touched with humor and eloquence, which will inspire and delight young and old readers alike as it chronicles a life where the will and love stand strong despite overwhelming obstacles.
Leni says her family is very supportive and inspired her to write her book, which began when she moved to South Carolina to live with her daughter and family in 2007. “I am deeply grateful to my children that they believed that my life was a story worth telling.”
Leni, now 84, was born in Duisburg, Germany, in 1924, becoming an apprentice hairdresser at the age of 13. She remained a hairdresser as she immigrated to America in 1947 and married sweetheart Fred Grehl, an American World War II Veteran. They retired to Carlsbad, New Mexico for a period of twenty-five years. Leni has three children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The 146-page book is presently available through the publisher, Trafford Publishing, for $16.95. “Love, War & Curling Irons” can be ordered through the Trafford Web site at http://www.trafford.com/08-1152
. Those who prefer to order by phone can call toll-free at 1-888-232-4444. The book is also available at Amazon.com
and most online bookstores.
The Trafford Web site also contains a complete synopsis of the book and a comprehensive biography about Leni Grehl. She can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.