Book Review: Lost Family - FOUND! by Heather L. Nelson
categories: Book, Bibliography, Memoir, World War II, Romance, Mystery, Heritage, Lost Relatives, Adoption, True Story, Biography
Heather L. Nelson about this book: Four Americans, a sister and three brothers of the baby boomer generation, living their individual lives in separate states, thought they knew their parents' very well. Their parents had met during World War II, where their mother was an English nurse and their father was an American GI. They had a wonderful love affair in England. After the war, their mother came to the USA and married their father. They had four children and lived happily ever after, right? ... This is the story the children grew up believing.
The truth was learned sixty-eight years after the end of WWII, when a lightning bolt of news shocks the family, now in their "golden years". An unknown brother contacts them, causing much unbelief and many questions. While the family begins to know this long-lost brother, they uncover other family secrets too impossible to imagine. This book is about understanding their parent's love story, finding mystery, intrigue and heartache, and many surprises that changed their perception of the childhood they thought they had lived.
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Fascinating real life story
Was totally immersed in the story of Anthony's search for his family from the beginning...hard to put the book down. Loved the retelling of childhood memories shared by his sister Heather and those of Anthony in the early parts of the book. And how interesting that their childhoods revealed several common themes even though they grew up on separate continents.
Such persistence Anthony displayed in his search for his mother! And what a heartwarming conclusion when he finally located his siblings after all the twists and turns in the journey of discovery that held some unexpected surprises for all.