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Feisty Lydia

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Feisty Lydia is the personal story of a woman, born in 1925 in Neuotting, Germany. Her remarkable spirit helped her to survive a premature birth, the Great Depression, death-defying experiences, the Nazi regime, and war in her home town and country. The story continues when this German war bride journeyed with her young son Johnny aboard an American troop ship to America in 1948, to join her husband John. Read how Lydia used her feisty and optimistic personality to overcome the struggles of life in a new country and to create her Elysian Fields, a place of joy and tranquility, in the city of Elysian, Minnesota. Sprinkled with glimpses of history to provide the setting, the biography of Lydia is created from personal interviews with Lydia, her family and friends.

ISBN: 978-0-9794940-8-6
Publish Date: 2009
Pages: 150
Size: 6 x 9 inches

Reviews & Comments
Full of humor and rich in detail, Feisty Lydia allows readers to peek through a window into the life of a warm, energetic woman. We all wish Lydia were our next door neighbor. Through her spirit and example, she points out the perks of living life feisty. This book is a moving personal story illustrating the strength of the human spirit.
~Ellen Bisping, English teacher
High School, Faribault, MN

Feisty Lydia inspires! From tears to laughter this memoir will warm your soul with stories of a true survivor! It tells of the great personal strength of a woman against many obstacles. It proves that a little feistiness goes a long way, but a lot of feistiness leaves an impression! This journey of a young war bride from Germany to America will captivate your heart from beginning to end.
~Christine Paton
Lydia’s granddaughter