www.sheilalaureta.com This is a story of a modern-day woman stranded in her apartment in Ohio during a severe winter storm. While memories of her colorful and extraordinary life flash through her mind, she finds herself back amidst the WWII bombings of her childhood home in London and traces her early life in an orphanage, then a modeling career, to America as a young wife and mother. She becomes a professional singer-entertainer on stage, yet all the while, she is on a venture, a lifelong spiritual quest of metaphysical studies and Buddhist practice. It is a story of romance, abuse, rape, abortion, near homelessness, and earthquakes. It takes place in UK, USA, and Japan. It is a story of spiritual undertones, wild escapades, and quiet reflection on lessons learned. Sheila is ordinary woman you will marvel at her, pity her, love her, scorn her, but never forget her.