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"The Tale of Miss Berta London" is for any young audience who encounters difficulties in school, home-life or any other case for that matter. This book can be for anyone who needs to be uplifted in times of hardship. The main purpose of this book is to uplift and inspire children and young adults. Miss Berta's character is one many young readers can see as a mentor. She goes through a variety of journeys and has come a long way from top fashion editor, to a well-respected humanitarian for the youth. I strongly feel that it important to circulate positive books for the youth, to give them a sense of conviction that they can achieve anything they put their minds to, regardless of the case or situation. I wanted my first book to target the youth because the future lies in their hands. Berta's days as fashion editor were not what she expected. Her mother was a fashion icon and she felt it was her duty to live her mother's legacy of being a fashion mogul. Miss Berta learns a hard lesson that life is more than the material world. She hits rock bottom and has no choice, but to become a nanny for a very rich family, the Williamson's. She has to adapt. This new job she receives as nanny makes her a grounded person and she new skills to create a magazine, that will bring families closer together. She serves her purpose as a mentor, solving problems for troubled families. Miss Berta London is a character, who becomes appreciated by all, once given the chance.
The Tale of Miss Berta London, by Jihan Latimer is a book about hope, redemption, and learning what really matters in life.
Miss Berta is a fashion editor for a magazine called E-Fashion Magazine. She is a hard working, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist. She is self-absorbed and doesn’t have any friends or family. Miss Berta London’s only real life is based on her work performance which was soon to be in complete disarray when she put on a fashion show in New York. All of the top fashion designers were there in anticipation, however, the show was a complete failure; leaving her top designers such as Chanel, Dior and Calvin Klein dropping their endorsements from E-Fashion Magazine. This would create a complete upheaval in Miss Berta’s life, forcing her to officially close the business and find a suitable job; which was an uphill battle. Finally, after six months of tedious work trying to find employment, Miss Berta noticed an ad in the newspaper for a nanny job paying $1,500 a week taking care of three children. Miss Berta didn’t like kids, however she needed the money, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
The new job began her transition of having to take care of someone other than herself. Fundamentally, the children were good kids; just spoiled and constantly crying out for attention. Miss Berta was able to provide the discipline and proper guidance to these children in order for them to grow and mature into thriving young adults. In fact, even the parents were able to learn from Miss Berta. This was a transformation process that didn’t happen overnight, but it changed Miss Berta into a better person. It made her a vessel for helping other people, not just herself. In doing such, she started a new magazine titled, “Miss Berta and the Family,” which gave her the opportunity to help other children who also may have been facing challenging problems.
“The Tale of Miss Berta London,” is an inspirational, fun story with a lesson to be learned; that is to ask yourself many fundamental questions about our sense of purpose in this increasingly complex world. The gentle messages of love, compassion and giving are found throughout this book. It reads as a heartwarming story that addresses the most basic elements of humanity-- with all of its strengths and vulnerabilities.
When you read this book, you find yourself pausing to remember holy pieces of yourself and a human relationship with divinity. I found the book delightfully rich which encourages us to seek the deeper meaning that makes up a human life. It is a powerful book that radiates compassion and a willingness to take the risk out of uncovering one's humanness.