Saturday, August 6, 2011

Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman

How in the world do you begin to write a book review of a woman, who has been through hell and back so many times. It started when she was thirteen and her mother and two sisters were killed in a plane crash. It was devastating to say the least. She turned to her father during this time, but he could not give her the support she needed to get through the pain. Instead of reaching out to her so together they could heal, he was locked into a world of his own.

She fell asleep each night hearing her father crying. Where once was a home filled with laughter, love and joy, it quickly changed into a world of silence. Lynda could hardly make it each day. During the nights her dreams turned into nightmares.
This is just the start of a book filled with pain, sadness and eventually happiness. But even though you will read about her happiness she is still haunted by her past. The pain will never go away, but she is lucky that her husband understands about pain. He has his own story to tell. We have read part of it in this book, and it leaves me wanting to read more.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that Lynda’s mom taught her that we are to help others as much we can. Both Lynda and her husband continue to do that, even today.
Sandra Heptinstall..posted to Midwest in August


Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read your review of this memoir. mine is the 12.

Tribute Books said...

Thank you so much, Sandy, for your touching review. We appreciate your taking the time to host a stop on the "Repairing Rainbows" blog tour and for submitting your review to the Midwest Book Review. We are so grateful for your support of Lynda's book.

Lynette said...

It seemed that Lynda and Barry had so much heaped upon their shoulders. But in learning to deal with so much grief they learned how to bring healing and happiness to many others.
You would say they were forged steel that came through the fire.