Will Singing Bring the Life Ingrid Always Desired, or Will Her Mutilated Soul Lose Her Everything? B
Title: Burying Leo
Author: Helga Gruendler-Schierloh
Genre: Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Ingrid always loved to sing. Auditioning for a summer job after high school shattered her dreams. She fled Germany for Detroit where she married with the hopes of starting a family. When hope crumbled, she attempts to sing again. Will singing bring the life Ingrid always desired, or will her mutilated soul lose her everything?
This is a book that will challenge the dreamy romantic reader with a tale of caution and warning. When you finally marry, make sure it is not something done in the spur of the moment. Ingrid falls victim to the mistake that has enriched divorce lawyers all over the world. The marriage was a whirlwind and put two disparate people together.
The Leo aspect of the book is so timely. Whether it is a lecherous music or movie mogul...the criminal abuse of women was, is and will always be a horrible crime. Personally I wouldn't have been opposed to a more literal title but be that as it may.
Ingrid deals with the trials of her life and they are constant and continuing in a Job like fashion. In the end Ingrid is like a Phoenix who rises finally out of the ashes of hopes and dreams and finds flight.
A challenging read that will resonate with every person who has ever wondered if their path in life was the correct one. This book will make people think and I believe this book will make people strive for a better path. A solid read.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Helga Gruendler-Schierloh is a bilingual writer with a degree in journalism and graduate credits in linguistics. During her childhood years in southern Germany, a much loved family friend introduced her to the magical allure of literature. Mesmerized with language in general, Helga spent time in London to enhance her English language skills. Now living in the United States, she makes her home in Detroit, Michigan. Always a dreamer who spent countless hours roaming the Bavarian countryside, gathering flowers and studying cloud formations, Helga eagerly embraced an imaginary world. Deeply concerned with what makes people tick, she aims at writing “what you know”—even in her fiction stories. Her short stories, essays, articles, and poetry have been published in the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. One of Helga’s personal favorites, The Wanderer, won first place in one of Southern Pacific Review’s annual short story contests.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N