PROVO -- Utah author Sonja Herbert, a German immigrant and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has written "Carnival Girl: Searching for God in the Aftermath of War," scheduled for release in June.
The book describes her struggles growing up in post-WWII Germany and her journey to find faith in her personal memoir, according to a news release from Cedar Fort Publishing.
Herbert's mother was a Jewish woman who survived the terrors of the Holocaust by hiding herself in a circus, where she met Herbert's father, the release states.
The mother raised her daughter in the circus, which was converted to a carnival during the post-war years. In her memoir, Herbert describes her own experiences as a small girl, traveling the carnival circuit through the war-torn countryside.
She recounts how the horrors of war hardened her mother's heart to faith, and how as a result, she became agnostic and disapproving of her daughter's spirituality.
More information about "Carnival Girl" is available at http://germanwriter.com.