Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

Winning reader words


IMG_4540It’s fun to see the response that both the novel and the little giveaway contest I ran for Eva Braun’s birthday received over this past week.

Thanks to all who participated, and  to winners Nancy Vincent Zinke and Kathy Gilman.

Nancy wrote:

“I’d like to buy a copy for all my book-loving friends, but I think that might turn into hundreds of books. So I’m officially recommending it here and now. I love this book. It reminds me of why I fell in love with books and reading in the first place. It’s practically perfect. Thank you, Phyllis Edgerly Ring.”

And thank you, Nancy, for these words, and our glimpse into the The Munich Girl‘s visit to your cozy kitchen.

Reader Kathy Gilman, an intrepid hiker, sent a view from the part of the world my British mother came from. Thanks, too, Kathy, for these thoughts about the story:

IMG_0094“Who am I? Where do I belong? Where is home?

“These themes run through The Munich Girl, a book about women and their relationships with men, family, and themselves.

“It is a book about secrets – family secrets …  secrets kept by Hitler from Eva (and the world) …  a mystery story that begins with an old journal.

Even though this book is about ordinary relationships between people, Eva Braun and Hitler are no ordinary people. And this is no ordinary book. ” munichgirl_card_front

Find more about The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War here:



3 thoughts on “Winning reader words

  1. So sweet, Phyllis! Thank you.

  2. Suggestion: have folks request that their libraries stock The Munich Girl. A friend here in Sacramento did and the library ordered a copy. Much love,Gayle This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future. ~~Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 136

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  3. And a heart full of thanks to you, Phyllis, for this important post.

    Warmest greetings, Nancy

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    > From: Leaf of the Tree > Subject: [New post] In a full heart there is room > Date: February 28, 2016 at 10:31:42 PM PST > To: vincentzinke@charter.net > Reply-To: “Leaf of the Tree” > >

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