Monday, August 15, 2011

Book Review: Repairing Rainbows

Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy, and Choices 
Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices
Lynda Fishman
978-0-9866074-0-0/304 pages/$18/Memoir/PB
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
© Lynda Weinberg Fishman

ABOUT THE BOOK (back cover)
At thirteen years old Lynda's life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash.  Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope.  After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.

Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.

In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss.  As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination.  Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between truly living and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive. 

A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with lessons that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.

Lynda Fishman writes a memoir that is sure to break your heart and bring tears to your eyes.  Keep your handkerchief handy while reading this story.

I can't imagine the pain that Lynda suffered.  As she writes about her loneliness and the silence in the house after the death's of her mom and sisters your heart splits in two and you want to reach into the book and hold her hand.  Lynda is an amazing woman and the strength that she has is incredible, she has struggled and come out on top with a beautiful family, but I'm sure her memories will haunt her forever.

Lynda's book is sure to remind you that you never really know if you will 'come back' and you really don't know when your good-bye is going to be forever.   A must read that could change your life.

For more information or to purchase this book visit HERE

For an excerpt go HERE

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tribute Books, I was not compensated in any other way for my honest thoughts and/or opinions.



  1. Lauri, thank you so much for encapsulating the heart of the book. You never know if you will come back each time you step out the door. The message inherent in Lynda's book is not to take those you love for granted, but to cherish every moment you spend with them. It's a message that's easy to forget in the craziness of everyday life, and that's why I think it is so important that books like Lynda's exist to remind us to stay focused on what's truly important in life.

  2. If I hadn't read this book already, I'd be buying a copy right now after reading your beautiful and moving review.

    Grace at Feeding My Book Addiction


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