From Ruins to Champagne: Rising from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is an inspiring memoir that tells the story of Vivianne Knebel, an illegitimate child born in Germany under the Nazi regime. From Rubble to Champagne: The Rise from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is the remarkable story of Vivianne Knebel. From Rubble to Champagne: The Rise from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty and Gratitude – Kindle edition by Knebel,Vivianne. Autobiography From Ruins to Champagne, From Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude, takes readers on a fascinating journey through the author’s life of triumph over tragedy. From Wreckage to Champagne is an easy read that touches readers’ hearts as it tells the journey of Vivianne, who began “her” life as a poor German immigrant and now, through perseverance, a chance encounter with a stranger, family love and friendship, lives a happy and fulfilling life as a resident of the United States. Vivianne Knebel tells the story of “her” sometimes turbulent life, from “her” birth in Nazi Germany to finding happiness and love in Canada, with such humor and candor that it makes you want to talk to a friend. From a lonely childhood in shattered postwar Berlin, to an adult life in Canada among a wave of struggling German immigrants, to marriage, family, and ultimate fulfillment in the United States, Vivianne Knebel touches and inspires the reader on a thoughtful and profound journey. From Wreckage to Champagne: Rising from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is a book I highly recommend to all. Viviannes’ amazing story of “her” lonely childhood in war-torn Germany and “her” struggles in Canada as a young migrant is fascinating. Vivianne has faced many hardships in “her” life, and readers are treated to “her” personal observations about how “she” endured difficult times and developed the resilience that allowed “her” to develop and grow as a person. As a teenager, Vivianne moved with “her” family to Montreal, Canada, w “she” faced harassment, sexual abuse, and depression at several jobs that nearly ruined “her” life. This book is very poignant, but also very inspiring as it talks about everything “she” overcame as a child, the dark days “she” went through even as an adult, and everything “she” accomplished in “her” life despite “her” difficult early days. This book is a MUST READ!!! The author takes a fascinating journey back in time to war-torn Berlin and shares “her” ordeal as a girl in post-war Germany. Through hardship, demoralization, longing, search, love, inspiration, and growth, Vivianne discovered the main secret to a life well lived: a grateful heart. Vivianne spent “her” childhood in Berlin and recounts how everyday life was affected by Hitler’s regime and how difficult it was for “her” at school. Vivianne’s journey from childhood to adulthood and how “she” dealt with crises in “her” life will touch readers in a very personal way.
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