From the Publisher
In this compelling autobiography, Agathe von Trapp shares the true story behind the film legend and highlights the deep faith and abiding love that have sustained her family throughout their lives. The book signing tour begins in Julyincluding Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Tennessee.
From the Author
Whenever I meet people and it dawns on them that I am a member of the actual von Trapp family whose story inspired The Sound of Music, I am confronted with questions: "Who are you in the movie?" "Are the play and the movie authentic?" "Did you really escape from the Nazis over the mountains?" Then people want to know all about my family and our lives before and after the era depicted in The Sound of Music (the stage play and the film). Few people know much about our lives before and after The Sound of Music became one of the most popular musicals of all times. My family lived through some of the twentieth century's most trying times without compromising deeply held beliefs. Often when the problems we faced seemed insurmountable and overwhelming, circumstances would suddenly change for the better to smooth our way into the next step of our journey. Some people would call these positively changed circumstances "coincidences." I, however, do not think of them as such. Throughout the turbulent years of war and other difficulties, God's guidance and protection kept us safe in the palm of His hand.