Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review: Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman

Goodreads: 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 with 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 along completely immbolizes 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.

Kritters Thoughts:  A heartbreaking story that from the beginning pulls you in to want to hear from the beginning the full tragedy, which allows you to completely enjoy the extreme hope.  I was swept in because she had the ability to easily switch from telling the current events to jumping into the past to share a tidbit which provided depth and back story that was both enjoyable and informative.

Fortunately, I have not experienced such a tragedy, so to hear a story where she can end peacefully with a family and fulfillment, it made me completely emotional.  I recently lost my grandmother, so to read this story of loss (extreme loss) I found it interesting to see each "character's" reaction to the experience.  I had a heart for this girl who was still trying to grow up, but was left without a stable adult to lead and guide her through both her adolescence and her grief.

This book is not for the faint of heart, it is a definite ride through the lowest of lows and the highest of highs.  As someone who is reading memoirs more frequently, I would put this at the top of your list to read and enjoy.

Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 277

This book was provided for review by Tribute Books.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author in conjunction with Tribute Book tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. hello, stopping by to read your review of repairing Rainbows. mine is

  2. Thanks Kristin for taking time to read and review the book and for participating in the blog tour. We appreciate your support of Lynda and Repairing Rainbows.

    Thank you also for sharing your personal story of the recent passing of your grandmother. I am deeply sorry for your loss.


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