Friday, September 04, 2009

REVIEW: Yesterday, Today and Forever by Maria von Trapp

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to New Leaf Publishing Group for sending me a copy of "Yesterday, Today and Forever" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

I was thoroughly delighted and surprised by Maria von Trapp’s “Yesterday, Today and Forever”. This autobiographical work picks up where the film “The Sound of Music” left off: with the Trapp family fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria at the onset of the Second World War in pursuit of a new life of freedom for their family.

“Yesterday, Today and Forever” tells that story. Maria shares personal stories and anecdotes of her family’s singing ministry as well as the ups and downs of everyday life. This book touched my heart and satisfied my curiosity about what happened after the Trapp family climbed into the mountains of safety and liberation from the Nazis.

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