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Some Things Are Simply Meant to Be

Some Things Are Simply Meant to Be

Current price: $48.00
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Wells-Meyer Publishing
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A teenager's dream, the immigrant - Coming to America. . .

A belief something extraordinary is possible. Starry-eyed she arrives in New York on a massive ocean liner from England, the first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, her extended arm - like a welcome - what a goose-bump-moment. Alone, with 2 small suitcases, she steps onto American soil, speaking little English. A life unknown, fear a constant companion. She is 23.

Her trust in faith and fate guides her life, believing in the power of possibilities as far back as growing up in a tiny Swiss village, where even dreaming had its limits. Living above her parents' hair salon, a stranger's phone call, an American, with a German accent . . . visits her humble home, a one-hour taxi ride from Z rich, to offer her a job in Atlanta or Houston. As the handsome out of the ordinary mystery man leaves, Mom, and her Swiss stare embarrassing Trudy, holding her hands he says, "See you in America". In the dark cold hallway, rooted to the floor with a broken leg, a cast to her knee, she utters words: "This . . . has something to do with later."

An award-winning successful hair designer, during her career, receives 3 life-changing job offers: Silver Springs MD, Atlanta GA, and Scottsdale AZ.

She writes in her second language. There is life after hair.

A dare-to-be different inspirational memoir, (not chronological), a collection of poetry, essays, and prose with 180 color pictures that fit the stories.

Some Things Are Simply Meant to Be, the reader will know why the author chose the title of this inspiring book about the school of life, courage, adventure, fate, joy, heartache, resilience, faith, and Love.

"A 'Work of Art' - this book reveals the key to happiness", her American, Wisconsin-born, husband claims.

Living the elusive American dream. Laced with Love.

A rocky road from Switzerland to find Gold in Arizona.

"True happiness is . . . to want what you have." - Trudy Wells-Meyer