Life is an Amazing Song by John Raikkonen is a triumphant life memoir of the author's journey as a young boy brought up in war-torn Finland during the Finnish-Russian War and his eventual experience being brought to America to find a better life.
His story is unique, breathtaking, heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. The author utilizes descriptive imagery and scenes that give each account life, bringing the reader right into his world. This is a must-read for those that enjoy true-life stories involving history, drama, while intertwining the workings of Almighty God. Truly an epic adventure that you will not soon forget!
Although heartbreaking and disturbing at times, the author has added humor into his portrayal of himself as a young boy on many occasions as he gives an account of his rambunctious cousin, Rake, who leads him into finding good "smoke." This unforgettable story of him showing young John how to smoke a shoestring at the tender age of four; well, you will laugh right along with him.
His journey is spent between years with his grandparents in Finland, then to Sweden, and then opportunity knocked. He was offered a chance to go to America – and he took it with his family's blessings. You will learn of his trip on the SS United States and experience first-hand what it was like to be an immigrant landing in New York. What an amazing life this man has lived. Eventually, the author became a successful businessman and his experience related that America really was, "the land of opportunity."
This is book is a delightful read, one that will keep you interested. The author keeps the reader's attention by his thoughtful penning of every scene in detail and you will know by the end of the book that every good gift that comes is from God. Truly an enchanting and delightful journey that gives account of the tragedies and triumphs encountered through war and through a life well-lived. One might think that this tale should be a movie in the making Lifes Amazing Song. Any book ordered through the web site will be autographed.
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