Book Review | Repairing Rainbows

Title: Repairing Rainbows

Author: Lynda Fishman

My Review:

Repairing Rainbows is the true story of Lynda Fishman’s life. She was 13 years old when her mother and two younger sisters were killed in a Air Canada plane crash. Lynda tells how losing her mother and sisters, her fathers complete state of shock and the responsibility of taking care of a home affect her in her teenage years. She takes us through her own marriage, motherhood, anger, hope and determination. Lynda is now a trained clinical social worker and owns the day camp, Adventure Valley.

Repairing Rainbows is a touching story. It’s a story of loss, love, family and friends helping a girl who lost almost everything in an airplane crash that took the lives of 109 people. Things could have turned out so differently for Lynda but the strong influence of her mother guided her through her life.

Repairing Rainbows made me laugh and cry. It made me remember to be grateful for where I am in my life, for the trials I have because honestly I wouldn’t want someone else’s. Lynda fills you with hope that with a positive attitude and a little day dreaming you can make your world a better place. She shows us that everything happens for a reason; people come into and out of our lives as we need them. Lessons are learned and you grow and adapt to them.

Lynda’s story is told with such honesty and candor. There are many lessons to learn from her story and it’s one that will touch your heart and stay with you for a long time.

I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own.


Erin is an Army wife and mom of two girls and one boy who lives in Utah. I love to read, blog, and be an advocate for childhood stroke survivors like her son.

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