Monday, October 19, 2009

5 Star REVIEW~~"FROM THE RUINS: A Daughter. A Refugee. An American Soldier." Author AIDA OSMANI

A young girl lived with her family, comfortable, and happy. At the age of
thirteen, her entire world became shattered, like a broken glass. A brutal
conflict from the Balkan War, forced her to flee with her parents, moving
from village-to-village. Filled with fear, devastated, and deprived of her
culture, she finds refuge in Germany with her parents. The morals and
values of her homeland no longer existed, while forced to conform to
live in a liberal, Western society. Why did Aida rebel, and detach herself
from the close bond with her parents? When the war ended, Aida's
parents returned to Bosnia, why didn't Aida join them? When did Aida
move to America, and enlist in the U.S. Army? Does she ever reunite
with her parents in Germany? I highly recommend this novel to all
non-fiction lovers, who enjoy a true story that's thrilling, chilling, and
packed with heartfelt emotion. I also recommend it to every woman, who
wish to become inspired through the strength, courage, and determination of Aida Osmani. Her top priority in publishing this book
was to reach out to every woman in the world, who experienced abuse
and humiliation, with a compassionate message that they can bury the
past, and once again live a happy life. Aida's motto is to bury the negativity, and move on. How did Aida save her own life, and her
family? Did Aida's brother leave Bosnia before the war, and did she ever
see him again? How many people witnessed the nightmare of beatings,
torture, rapes, and murder? How many people were deprived of food,
clothing, and shelter? How many victims were tormented for years by
the horror flashbacks of what they endured as a refugee? How many people wandered from village-to-village in bitter cold, while starving,
and listening to horrific bombings? The author penned an incredible,
chilling, true story. The setting is realistic and the pages are filled with
drama, sorrow, mixed-emotions, and courage. The author was born in
Trnovac, Serbia, and raised in Bosnia. She came to the United States
in 1999, where she enlisted in the U.S. Army. She worked in Afghanistan, and is now a U.S. citizen, and proud Army veteran. The
author invites you to hop on a train and take a ride through the horror
of her past, to achieving the American dream with dignity, and honor!
"FROM THE RUINS: A Daughter. A Refugee. An American Soldier" is
as impressive as GONE WITH THE WIND with Clark Gable, and Vivien


  1. Geri,

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am in tears. I am in tears because Aida is like a sister to me. I am so very proud of her, what she has endured to become the woman that she is today. Earlier today, I received an email from her from another Middle East project and my heart grew bigger. I tell you, there is no one like her. She is unlike any woman I have ever met -- Smart, strong, funny, and has the kindest spirit. She is a joy to have in life, direct or indirect. Everyone that will read her book, that much they will get about her.

    I miss her very much and I cannot wait for her to return home!

  2. Hello Besa,
    Thank you so much!
    Her book is Amazing...without a
    doubt, it should be a Best-Seller!
    I can tell, without meeting her
    that she is one Incredible woman
    who should be Recognized with
    Honors!I'm so Happy that the 2 of
    you can share the joy of her
    Promotions together! God Bless
    both of you!