Winter of 1950

Womb to Serenity, Life Is a Bumpy Road

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
94 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2014
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Author Biography

Linda K. Reed is retired. She enjoys spending time on the water and the companionship of her dogs, Patsy (aka Pooper) and a big boy named Sue. She has four children and eight beautiful grandchildren, all of whom make her very proud.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

If you’re looking for a fascinating and inspiring life story, then look no further than Winter of 1950 by Linda K. Reed. This conversationally-styled memoir introduces you to Lindy and the tale of her life, from her birth through the sixty-four years that follow, into the present moment. Written as a tribute to her husband, Phil, Reed contemplates the lessons that life has taught her and the peculiar line-up of events that eventually helped her to find peace and serenity within her own existence.

As a young woman reading this, I was inspired by Reed’s approach to women’s rights back in a time when such things hardly existed. The early years of her life and her aspirations during the 1960s were fascinating and truly made me realise all the rights we modern women take for granted nowadays. Winter of 1950 is the kind of book that feels as though you are being told the story by a good friend; it is chatty, witty, entertaining and also very personal. Reed spares none of her own blushes in this honest tale of dysfunctional family life, tragedy, joy and the eventual awakening of her own personal strength.

The more I read, the more I became enraptured by the complexities of her life. I can now say that I really admire her strength and found this memoir to be extremely motivational. The heartfelt touches addressed to her husband in the book’s concluding remarks were also very moving, adding to the story’s overall sense of triumph and its central message of love. A great read for anyone interested in dramatic life stories with an inspiring moral at their heart.