After sixty years, Leni Schick-Grehl opens a window to the secrets of her past in Love, War & Curling Irons. Journey with Leni through some most memorable stories of her parent’s lives before she was born, playful moments during her childhood, and becoming of age during Nazi Germany and World War II. This historical memoir will leave readers empowered and intrigued as they embark through the uncertainty and panic of the air raids, and the destruction and poverty left by the war.
With nowhere to live, Leni finds temporary haven in the basement of Werner Ihnen’s barber shop where she works. After months of uncertainty, Germany surrenders, and the allies assume power, sparking a glimmer of hope and renewal.
Yearning for a fresh start in life, Leni ventures to find her esteemed grandparents in Bremen-Aumund, Germany, only to discover that 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.
A heartfelt tale touched with humor and eloquent simplicity, Love, War & Curling Irons both inspires and delights readers as it chronicles a life where the will and love stand strong despite overwhelming obstacles.