Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

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Kelli Huddleston doesn’t know that her life is based on a lie – until her father and stepmother die unexpectedly, and Kelli is forced to pack up the house. There she begins to uncover what may be the truth, and she is determined to find out who she really is. Yet Kelli doesn’t want to make things worse for the family her father left behind, nor does she want to mess things up for her own future. Her search will lead her along a tightrope of emotions, where one wrong step might send her world crashing down.

Finding Me is a lovely story of acceptance and forgiveness – perfect to curl up with on a cool, early Spring afternoon with a cup of mint tea and a favorite quilt. I found myself both admiring Kelli and wanting to shake some sense into her. Although some aspects are a bit unrealistic and obviously meant simply to speed the story along (such as Kelli’s step-grandmother keeping every letter her daughter ever wrote and sending them on to Kelli – doesn’t fit with the character’s personality at all), at least Cushman gave some plausible reasons why she had Kelli hold back the truth, unlike other somewhat similar stories.

Overall, it was a pleasantly enjoyable read, and I’d recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book from the Bethany House Blogger Review program. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!

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