Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Found Missing (Book Review)

My heart goes out to the author of this book, Linda Slavin who turned her true story into a novel. Putting your life out there for everyone to behold and judge is not an easy thing, and I am sure that there will be more than a few people who will be less than kind to her.

I think Found Missing was a compelling story that needed to be told and I did love how the story of her transformation through faith was brought out and heralded.

I myself, lived through an abusive first marriage, though as far as physical abuse, not in any degree near what Linda endured. It truly is a miracle that she is still alive to tell the story.

I know many were appalled at the shelter not taking her children in along with her, and I’m sure those are things that in her life as an advocate, she will address or try to improve upon.

I was a little confused at the title, it could probably have been a little stronger, but on the other hand it was simple enough to be remembered, so that is a plus. Sometimes the time line was not clear, also, as in some of the flashbacks. Overall it was a good book.

It was tragic that she endured so much pain, but it did certainly draw her into a deep relationship with the Lord, and that is revealed throughout many chapters. I would have liked to see more interaction with her children and more dialogue concerning them and her explanations of why they lived the lives that they led.

I think there is another, more complex and detailed, book within this one and look forward to reading it in the future. Donna Collins Tinsley

Donna Collins Tinsley, wife, mother and grandmother, lives in Port Orange, Florida and has been included in several magazines and book compilations. Find her at Facebook, or join Somebody’s Mother Online Prayer Support Group at

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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