Laura grew up in the security of her grandparents' unconditional love. This all changes when she goes to live with her parents. What is she doing wrong, that makes her mother so unloving and cold toward her? Why is she treating her brother so differently, when Laura tries so desperately to please her?
Suddenly, her father dies and a deep family secret is being revealed. Her whole world changes and she experiences great disappointments. When a relative invites her to come to America, her journey full of trials and tribulations ensues, all due to her quest for love and her American dream.
AMIGIRL is the story of her emigration to the United States and the twist of fate that brings her back home. It portrays her fight for honor and dignity and her struggle to remain true to herself. It is a true story about love, pain, forgiveness and perseverance and is a testimony to the strength that lies within us.
Birgitta S. Messmer was born in Stuttgart Germany in 1961. She emigrated to the United States in 1977 and later studied Nursing at Oklahoma State University. Nursing became her passion and she has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for more than three decades. She has four daughters and to date four grandsons and one granddaughter.
After 35 years of living overseas, Birgitta returned to her hometown in Germany and continues working there as a nurse.
Dating back to her freshman year in College, she has had an affinity for writing. Her first poem "Hand in hand" was published in Oklahoma State University's yearly publication "Redbud Classic" in 1985. This and her second poem "Silent screams" are both incorporated into her book.
AMIGIRL is her debut novel and was inspired by true experiences.