Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman

Title: Repairing Rainbows
Author: Lynda Fishman
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: July 15, 2010
paperback, 270 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9866074-0-0


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.

I have read a few memoirs in my life but this is the first one I've reviewed. I find it hard because how can you review someones life experiences? I decided to review this one because Lynda Fishman's story sounded so compelling, I couldn't help myself. This was a well written, heartbreakingly inspired book.  In this book Lynda Fishman lays all her cards on the table and shares the tragic story of the loss of her mother and two younger sisters in a plane crash. I found myself tearing up as she recalled these painful moments in her life and I was inspired by her strength and determination to succeed and overcome this major loss.  Lynda Fishman recalls many details of her life and peppers this book with many precious photographs of her loved ones.  I think in life we all take things and people for granted. People that we should be more grateful for but we're not, because we just expect or assume that they are always going to be there. Lynda Fishman reminds us that life is precious and it can change in the blink of an eye.  I really liked this book and am recommending it to you. First call your family and tell them that you love them and then read this book.

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*a copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


  1. Wow...sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving read...good reminder of what we have to be thankful for.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review - I have to add a few words since Lynda's book has been an incredible source of motivation and strength for me. This past February, I lost my son in a tragic car accident.It was Repairing Rainbows and Lynda's words that have since been helping me to cope with everyday life. This is definite "Must read"for everyone - we all have rainbows that need repairing and understanding that we all have choices is a message that everyone needs to hear. If you don't have the book, please go and buy it - it is available online from Chapters/Indigo Books or And I know for a fact that proceeds from sales are being donated to programs that help children deal with grief. My gratitude to Lynda - always

  3. @TheBookGirl I agree, it does remind you to be thankful for the people in your life.

    @MamaHanna Thank you for your comment. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I'm so glad Lynda's book was able to help you.

  4. I just finished this and working on my review! It was so very moving and such a grand reminder that we should not take anything for granted!


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