This is an encouraging personal account of an abandoned child who finally found healing and restoration.
story reads like a nightmare. When she was five and six, her father
was in Viet Nam and her mother brought home “uncles” who stayed
the night. Sometimes her mother would be gone for days and Lynnann
would have to take care of her four siblings. Sometimes the kids
would have to stay in the car while their mother spent the evening in
father returned from Viet Nam but life was no better. There were
fights and shortly he left. They moved to Maine and there was more of
the same from her mother. Then her mother signed papers releasing
three of the children to a children's home. About a year later their
mother took them back for a while. But she left again and when the
food and clean clothes ran out the social worker returned. Three of
the five children would be adopted but Lynnann and "Sissy” were off
to the children's home again.
and Sissy were eventually taken in by a foster family, a Christian
family. But Lynann's troubles were not over as she was molested by a
man from her school. Although Lynnann became a Christian during this
time, she she was unstable and ran away from her foster family.
made her way to an uncle who connected her with her father in
California. But life there was not good and poor choices haunted her.
She got pregnant, went through two marriages, cut off all contact
with her birth family, and made suicide attempts.
finally turned to God and began her healing.
is quite a story. Lynnann experienced repeated abandonment by her
family and was molested as a teen. When she ultimately turned to God,
people came alongside her, befriended her and helped her through her
healing. It was encouraging to read how she reconnected with her
birth siblings and pursued a productive life. This is a good book
showing the strength of the human spirit and the faithfulness of God.
to the book website to read an excerpt, watch a book trailer, buy the
book, and find out more about it and the author.
devotes much of her time as a Court Appointed Special
Advocate for children. She currently lives in Edmond, California.
Publishing, 97 pages.
received a complimentary copy of this book through the B&B Media
Group for the purpose of this review.