THE MUNICH GIRL BY PHYLLIS EDGERLY RING –REVISITED


It’s been more than a year since I first read The Munich Girl and loved it so much that I waited a whole year to have my book discussion group share in the experience. A list of books set in place was to be read first. It was worth the wait. We particularly discussed the many relationships in the book. The intricacies of a friendship, even one that is only renewed every four years and holds secrets, can be a delicate situation. It certainly was with Peggy and Eva. We recognized that the story was well researched with Eva coming across clearly, bringing out Hitler’s intimate relationship in the process.
The discussion also spread to our political situation today with many comparisons made about what we, as Americans, are facing today. We talked about the effect the leader of a country has on certain people that apply his damaged way of thinking to allow them to bully and brutalize others.
We talked about how the women of today have so much more power and the avenue to use it than in the 30s and 40s. Hopefully, more women will go into the political arena and truly change our country for the better. We spoke of how the brave women of today will no longer tolerate sexual coercion from powerful men and put shame on the shoulders of those who have taken advantage of their power.
The story brought us into ‘what if’ speculations. What if Peggy had known earlier of who Eva’s secret ‘man’ was or what if Peggy had made a different choice about staying in Germany or moving to America.
Finally we listened to Ellie who was a newly married 17 years old, soon-to-be-a-mother whose husband left to fight in WWII. She stated that communication was not what it is today. Much of the events happening at the time were not known to the general public in our country. What she had to deal with was daily existence and keeping a household together until her husband came home.
Many thanks to Phyllis Edgerly Ring for flushing out this story of the people who did not support Hitler, of relationships, recovery after a war, sacrifices made, and for revealing the life of Eva Braun.

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BIG NEWS

! A Podcast of THE MAKEOVER in Chicken Soup for the Soul Step Outside Your Comfort Zone is scheduled for Nov. 29. Wed. and will continue on your app.

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LIN’S TREASURE’S SOUTH HILL VA

Out for my usual daily walk and I noticed Lin’s Treasures on Virginia St. was open. I strolled in for a peek and was surprised at the new look inside! You can actually see the lovely furniture and chatcha on display. It has a whole new look about the shop. Stop in to see. If you drive the short street alongside of the Horseshoe parking lot you’ll drive right into it.

It is one block behind Lost Treasures on Danville St.

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IT’S AVAILABLE NOW! CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL-STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE $14.95 or $9.99

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You’ll find 101 stories and I hope you will read mine, THE MAKEOVER. In it, you’ll read of my gathering courage to change one little thing that changed my whole life, making it better than ever!
If you like it, please write a review on Amazon.com/books. Share in my excitement of being published in this Chicken Soup for the Soul book of uplifting and encouraging stories.
A quote from Amazon: Stepping outside your comfort zone is one of the best ways to feel younger, happier, and more confident. These 101 stories will inspire you to try new things, overcome your fears and broaden your world.

This opportunity, being published in this exciting book, has lifted my spirits to the skies!

 

 

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YEA! FARMERS MARKET CONTINUES IN SOUTH HILL VA

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My favorite veggie, fruit & egg man at our seasonal, outdoor Farmers Market is moving across the street into the Farmers Bakers Market on Saturday, 4th November. It seems to have been an unused building since I moved into town. It’s a win-win situation for many, including those of us who love fresh veggies conveniently located. Hooray!

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PUBLICATION DATE ALERT! CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL-STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE $14.95 or $9.99


It’s finally come to light, the date is October 31. What a date to read Step Outside Your Comfort Zone! You’ll find 101 stories and I hope you will read mine, THE MAKEOVER. In it, you’ll read of my gathering encouragement to change one little thing that changed my whole life, making it better than ever!
If you like it, please write a review on Amazon.com/books. Share in my excitement of being published in this Chicken Soup for the Soul book of uplifting and encouraging stories.
A quote from Amazon: Stepping outside your comfort zone is one of the best ways to feel younger, happier, and more confident. These 101 stories will inspire you to try new things, overcome your fears and broaden your world.

When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. The authors of these stories explain how they did it and how good it made them feel, whether it was something as simple as trying a new food or something as life changing as starting a new career. You’ll be ready to shake up your own life after you read about their experiences.

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FIRST FRIDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT SEPT. 1 AT 7 PM

FIRST FRIDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT! AT 108 S. MAIN ST. WARRENTON NC
Join us in an evening of readings and who knows what or who, may appear to perform! Gabe is preparing some foods especially for us! plus lattes, etc. coffee, teas & cold drinks. Come out to read or just listen! A NEW TRADITION-WE’RE STARTING AT 7 PM! Sterling will present selected music for added ambiance.

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