Irene Powell’s New Book ‘Laughter & Tears’ Will Inspire Readers

Share Article

New biography of the life of a wartime civilian hero and lifetime friend is certain to affect readers.

News Image
The narrative reveals a woman who did just those things, helping others and making herself an example for anyone who wishes to live a life of value.

Despite the seeming best efforts of generations, poverty, famine and war persist in the world. One has only to turn on the nightly news or read the headlines to know this is true. In her new book “Laughter & Tears: Johanna's Story” (published by Trafford Publishing), debut author Irene Powell presents the inspiring story of her friend Johanna, who survived the German occupation of Holland during World War II.

“Johanna was a real down-to-earth person,” Powell writes, “With no special attributes other than a strong determination to live life to the fullest, no matter what life dealt to her and to help and care for others.” The narrative reveals a woman who did just those things, helping others and making herself an example for anyone who wishes to live a life of value.

An excerpt from “Laughter & Tears”:

“We planned to knock on just one final door and then if that failed find somewhere sheltered, perhaps beneath a tree, where we could curl up for the night. It was now nearly eight o’clock and we had been walking for thirteen hours. Esther knocked on yet another farm door and it was opened by a kindly looking lady who needed no explanation of our plight. She welcomed us immediately into her home.”

Though Johanna died in 2011, just before her 85th birthday, her legacy and her memory live on in the people she helped, the friends she made and the lives she changed.

Laughter & Tears
By Irene Powell
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781412094238
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Irene Powell was born in Liverpool and has been married for 43 years. She and her husband, Alan, live in Formby, in the northwest of England. They have three grown sons and two granddaughters. Johann was Powell’s friend for 20 years, and her death in 2011 left a huge gap in Powell’s life.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Trafford Publishing
1-888-232-4444
Email >
Visit website