My Lebanese mother was pleased that she had an American daughter. Father cried because a daughter's dowry cost money. What does a headstrong American girl do when her parents plan to marry her off to a stranger in Lebanon when she turns twelve? World War II came to her rescue and kept her safe in Nebraska from 1942 to 1946. But her stubborn father made another marriage contract with a Lebanese man in Miami, Florida while she was a junior in high school. A disastrous car accident on the way to Florida almost killed the girl, but her serious injuries frightened the bridegroom away. Sophia's story will inspire you as her life unfolds on these pages. She turned would-be tragedy into freedom and a fulfilling life. Caught between the old world of Lebanon and the new world of Nebraska, Sophia takes the best from both worlds and blends them into an adventurous life anyone would enjoy.
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Sophia and her husband, Lewis, were married for 47 years before Lewis died of pancreatic cancer. They are the parents of two sons and one daughter. They are grandparents of four grandsons and two granddaughters. Sophia keeps buys with writing, gardening, bridge, golf, and good friends. she enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren in Silverton, Colorado, Lexington, Kentucky, and Columbus, Indiana.
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