by Solveig Sedlet
This biography, which reads like a novel, is a gripping tale of how WW II altered Sedlet’s life. She relates events from pre-war years in rural Denmark to post-WWII in London to her current life in the United States, covering the transition from a peaceful childhood in a small Danish village to life under Nazi occupation to employment, emigration, and marriage.
Though there are sad and horrible events, this is not a book about being a victim. I have had the honor of meeting Sedlet, and her book — like her personality — is inspiring. Both the author and her life story renew ones faith in humanity, remind others of the inherent goodness of people, and teach us how to live with courage and spirit.