Charlene Quint Kalebic

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If Angels of Ebermannstadt has been a blessing to you, please share how it has blessed you. Likewise, if you would like to share your own inspirational story of faith and friendship, and light shining in the darkness, I would love to hear from you. If you would like your story to be considered for an upcoming inspirational book, please include your contact information.

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Charlene Quint Kalebic
Inspiration Breaks
P.O. Box 230
230 Northgate
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Email: moc.cibelaktniuqenelrahcnull@enelrahc
Phone: 847-505-8069

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  • Sue Wendt says:

    I just posted a review of your book on my blog. This was a heart warming, emotional read.
    Thank you for sharing your tribute to your father, and I learned so much.
    http://thoughtsfrommillstreet.blogspot.com/2013/04/angels-of-ebermannstadt-by-charlene.html

  • Sue Horner says:

    What a great book! It’s a beautiful tribute to your Dad as well as informative, funny, sad, all emotions! Your description of the cemetary in Normandy, the beach, the cliffs. I felt as though I was there with you! I had no idea that men lay sacrified across the barbed wire so others could walk over them to climb the cliffs in attack?!! Unreal!! I also did not know your father’s unfortunate family background. Your dad has completely blown any argument of the negative effects of nature vs. nurture. Seems it’s choices that determine how you live, not circumstance.
    It was great reading a non-fictional book and knowing the characters in the book. It’s just like you to mess with Christy fooling her into eating something disgusting and Marty warning you to “keep one eye open”! Ha! It’s so much like Tom to underestimate your organizational skills in Normandy but to know you well enough that in Paris, you were tired, so he thoughtfully booked a Limo tour so everyone could enjoy the historical sights in style!
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience in this well written book! I loved it!

  • Liza says:

    This book blessed me by reminding me of America’s greatness. For example, p. 20, “What makes America so great? America’s greatness is because of its goodness.” A fanatical Muslim sacrifices himself out of hatred while an American soldier falls on the live bomb out of love for others. (paraphrased) Also, it was a blessing to read the interwoven scripture. That gives much to ponder. I also especially liked learning the average German’s perspective on America’s involvement in WWII. I did not realize the tremendous amount of gratitude they still have for America and our soldiers in particular. It was also amazing to read on p. 37 that Daniela’s dream before she died was to visit America. I agree that we have forgotten that “America is really that great.” As for the question, “Have we underestimated our country?” I’d have to say yes.

    While this book is wonderful in its entirety, it makes me want to read more about America’s greatness seen through the eyes of those she has helped. From my perspective, we do not realize and appreciate what America has done for other countries. The words of appreciation spoken by the Germans encountered during this adventure as well as quotes from other countries citizens who have benefitted from America’s love of life and freedom would make a wonderful base for a new book. Another angle for a book would be the contrast of how America was able to rise to become a nation that produced ‘the greatest generation’ to how and why other countries have fallen to need America’s aid. There is certainly have much to be thankful for as American citizens. I’m glad this book inspired me to remember.

    • charlene says:

      Indeed, we have so much to be thankful for. As one of my British friends often reminds me, “This country is nothing short of a miracle.” We all need to be reminded of that from time to time.

      Blessings!

  • jpgraziano says:

    Ms Charlene;

    Your writing style, protrayal of your journey and the love of your father, comes across in a comfortable yet entertaining manner. The way in which you have written your book has a feeling of you sitting across the room reading your book to me/us in person, as i read it late at night in the quite of my family room.

    i am so glad that i not only had the opportunity to read your book but also was able to give it to several others to enjoy

  • Lisa Solberg says:

    Having met your dad during our college days together, I can recall even his briefest interactions left unmistakable evidence he lived his life patterned after Jesus’. You have illustrated this in an easy to read yet thought provoking book. I found it enlightening from the perspective of other countries toward America in regard to WWIII; intriguing in the comparison of America’s founding and resulting culture as compared to other countrys’; and inspiring in the realization of how one life lived simply yet profoundly had such positive results. Combined with the other self-sacrificing people of the time, they impacted the entire world offering freedom and all of its inherent benefits. I can’t wait for your next book!
    -Lisa

    • charlene says:

      Lisa,
      Thank you for your thoughtful comments. It is a lesson for all of us how one life intentionally lived can have such a profound impact. What would the world look like if we each lived life intentionally in light of our divine appointments that God places in our path?
      God bless,
      Charlene

  • Sue stark says:

    I am kathys mom
    Kathy and her sister donna were at your book signing
    And sent me an autographed copy
    I read your book and it was amazing the detail you have included
    A very well written touching story.
    Thank you for sharing your dads life and your travels and history.
    A wonderful story
    Best to you and blessings
    Sue stark

    • charlene says:

      Dear Sue
      Thank you for your kind words. Kathy is such a blessing to us – what a wonderful daughter you have raised!
      God bless you!
      Charlene

  • Dear Charlene,
    I apologize for missing the celebration of your book last night… I’m afraid I could not find the address in the rain & dark (found 660 & 690.. but was unable to find 630)…even with my GPS!
    I’m sure it was a wonderful time for your friends and family and especially for your father! What an ‘important’ thing you have done in making that trip and sharing this story which honors ‘all’ the people whose lives touched each others in foreign and horrific times.
    I too was blessed to have two parents who were Veterans of WWII. My mother (who we lost to cancer in 1970) served in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Alaska. My father (who passed in 2011 at the age of 90) was in the Army and served in Germany and France. They both were so proud and forever changed by their experiences, and shared many stories with my sisters and myself.
    Both of my grandfathers served in WWI… my husband and brother in law served in Vietnam. Military service has been a strong part of my family history and sense of duty and service to others. On this Veterans Day… I want to thank them all!
    I’m sorry again for not showing … I’ll be ordering your book from Amazon today!
    -Beth

  • Ashley says:

    Hi Charlene,

    Your book is inspiring and a wonderful story of a bond between father and daughter. Your father’s triumphant journey of trying to make the world a better place despite the horrible situation is inspiring. If only more people could follow in your father’s footsteps. This book is a wonderful story and thank you for sharing.

    - Ashley

  • Carolyn Blackman says:

    While horrific crimes took place against humanity during WWII, the simple acts of kindness shown by the American soldiers in Angels of Ebermannstadt show that good can still triumph evil even during times of adversity

  • Claudia says:

    Charlene – Thank you for sharing your incredible journey. The stories revealed in your book are both emotional and revealing. I would never have expected to hear such compassion and gratefulness from former German soldiers towards your father and the American soldiers. It’s truly a wonderful story and your father, along with all of the WWII veterans, are an inspiration and constant reminder that simple acts of kindness go a long way.

    Best,
    Claudia

  • Kathy Mushow says:

    Hi Charlene,

    Just wanted to let you know that I love that you used that specific picture of you and your Father! That has ALWAYS been my favorite LOVE IT!

    God Bless you!

    -Kathy

  • Leslie McClellan says:

    God Bless you Charlene! I literally held back tears of joy seeing this! Like usual I am slow on viewing my email. Great job.

  • Charlene says:

    Welcome to my website! I hope that you find the book a blessing to read and to share. Please take a moment to share how the book has blessed you and to share your own inspirational story. If you would like your story to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming inspirational book, please be sure to include your contact information.

    Blessings to you,
    Charlene

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