Teenager Ingrid Liebschreiber is devastated when her parents move the family from their native Munich to Los Angeles in the late 1950s. Homesick, she accepts a neighbor's offer to get her a job as a showgirl in Las Vegas. Intent on earning enough money to return to Germany, she must grow up quickly in the neon jungle — where she is pursued by high rollers and headliners, including a vacationing Elvis.
Life's twists and turns land Ingrid in New York in the Swinging 1960s — where she is romanced by Armand: a strong, quiet, handsome businessman in "construction." Most girls dream of Mr. Right, and Ingrid's hard-won independence is challenged when she falls in love.
Will she find true romance — a man who can love her as much as she loves him? Or is "happily ever after" just a crazy fairytale?
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
First of all I want to apologise that took me so long to read this book. I went through some big changes on my work and didn't have time to read, but I am finally here with an review.
Love Target if very interesting book to read. At first I didn't know what to expect. I am to young to know how it was in 60's or even 70's so this book was something new and refreshing for me. When I saw a cover I fell in love. You all know that I always fall on good covers and this one has New York and Las Vegas in background. Can it be better?
This book covers about 20 years of Ingrid's life. She has a lot of ... eh, I would say adventures in her life. She was born and raised in Munich in Germany but her dad decided to seek fortune in America. And all her problems and seeking for true love starts there. How will she manage in Big Great America you'll must find on your own. We watch Ingrid grow as a character from chapter to chapter, how she is trying to have better future.
We met Elvis, Sinatra, Harry Belafonte, get glimpse of Marlon Brando and even Mafia in NY.
I'm giving this book a four stars review cause only thing missing in it was little more descriptions of how was Ingrid feeling about all of her situations that she went through. I am accustomed on books with lots of feelings in them and love to read about them. But in the end it doesn't matter cause it would only expand this book more than her already almost 600 pages. Oh, and I love illustrations in the book. (you can find them all on Love Target web site)
I recommend this book to everyone who wants to enjoy extravaganza of Las Vegas Swinging Sixties and crazy 70's in New York :)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heidi Loeb Hegerich — whom friends describe as “a hella bad bitch” — has lived in places as varied as Munich, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New York, Los Angeles, Squaw Valley and Reno. She has worked variously as a showgirl, business executive, entrepreneur, interior designer and real estate developer. She has traveled to six of the seven continents, and vacationed in spots as different as the French Riviera, the Andes and Afghanistan. She counts among her hobbies weight training, shooting assault rifles, and racing sand rails; she found skydiving entertaining but not as much of a rush as other pursuits. A philanthropist for the arts, among other causes, Hegerich is now embarking on her own artistic quest as an author. The novel Love Target is her first book.