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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Book Blog Tour Stop - Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman

I'm honored today to be a book blog tour stop for the amazing book, Repairing Rainbows, by Lynda Fishman.

About The Book:

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 important lessons to help others overcome struggles and obstacles, and fulfill their lives. It is a powerful, captivating, riveting and easy-to-read story that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.


"Repairing Rainbows" is an amazing book that gives an inside look at one woman's strength and courage in the face of unbelivable adversity. I was captivated by Lynda's powerful life story, and humbled by her determination to carry on with her life when all around her was crumbling. This book is a true testament to the wisdom and courage of women.  I highly recommend it.

About The Author:

In 1970, when she was thirteen years old, Lynda’s life came to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters were killed in an Air Canada plane crash.

As a young teen, Lynda made a conscious decision to become happy and to lead a fulfilled life. Lynda chose to live. She was committed to learning, growing and making a difference. Determined to find meaning and purpose in her life, she managed to muster up the courage and strength to dream big, to be idealistic, to strive for more, and to live a meaningful life where she could make a difference in the lives of others.

Lynda Fishman is a trained clinical social worker who has spent over twenty years as a camp director. In the early 90s, Lynda was one of the first camp directors in the Toronto area to incorporate children with special needs into mainstream camp life. Lynda has devoted a lifetime to organized camping and is passionate about the positive role of camping in a person’s life. She is the owner and director of Adventure Valley Day Camp.

Lynda is a motivational and inspirational speaker and facilitator. She has published articles and training manuals on leadership, teamwork, bullying, trust, childhood health and wellness, communication and customer service.

Lynda’s husband, Barry Fishman, has his own amazing story to share, having been orphaned at age 17 and left alone to care for his brother with special needs. Lynda and Barry met as teenagers and have been together since then. They have three grown children, and the whole family is heavily involved in supporting children dealing with tragedy, cancer or other life-threatening diseases, fund-raising and charity events.

Barry has spent his entire career working in the health care and pharmaceutical industry. He is President and CEO of the Canadian operations for the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Barry serves on the Board of Directors of the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Lynda is a woman of action. She has incredible enthusiasm for life. She is persistent, focused and faithful to her dreams and goals. She is willing to work for everything with patience, optimism and determination. She finds ways to be grateful and positive. Lynda goes out there and does what she has to do with a CAN DO attitude of gratitude, positivity, compassion, and honesty.
For  more information, check out Lynda's website at http://www.repairingrainbows.com/

To read an excerpt from the book, please click here - http://repairing-rainbows.blogspot.com/search/label/Excerpt

My thanks to Tribute Books for allowing me to take part in this blog tour, and for the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Tribute Books said...

Thanks Sharon for hosting a stop on the blog tour for "Repairing Rainbows." We appreciate your support of Lynda's book. Thank you for recommending it for those looking to read a true life story of an incredibly strong woman.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

What a great review! I tend to shy away from a lot of memoirs, but there are some that seem to simply pull the reader in. This sounds like one of them!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

You are more than welcome, Nicole! Julie - this was an incredible book - I think you'd like it!

Lynette said...

Was thrilled to kick off this tour on my blog. Loved the book and am still taking it all in again.

Lynette said...

Was thrilled to kick off this tour on my blog. Loved the book and am still taking it all in again.

Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read your review of this memoir. I enjoy reading memoirs and this one is heartfelt. i will be posting on the 12. Good review! I have noticed, is this a Texas blog tour, i think you are the third resident from texas on the blog tour, me included. lol