I don't have enough words to tell you how much I enjoyed your book!!! Sitting next to the pool and looking out to sea only occasionally I couldn't tear myself away from it. So many memories came back. We have experienced so many similar things in our youth growing up in Germany and as for your writing skills (and English, please) I have to commend you profusely. Throughout the book I loved your positive outlook on just about everything that happened to you in life - what a talent!