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Headed up by her own grandmother the group of women guide her through the past with humor encouragement and tough love as she learns about grace and forgiveness Set in small town Georgia Finding Eliza is a contemporary story with flashes of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion as Lizzie digs into the s of segregation illegal interracial relationships and the fear of the KKK. Let’s face it even if I can read and enjoy a lot of different genres from non fiction to romance I usually go for fantasy science fiction thrillers and detective stories However from time to time I need a breath of fresh air and I dive in something different Finding Eliza was exactly that A beautiful breath of fresh airI really didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book from my to read shelf What was I about to find in it Love Mistery A tale of friendship A leap in the past Eliza Well actually I found all of that and even The style in which this book is written is both engaging and relaxing I can’t find another fitting word it’s relaxing and soothing as a stroll in your favourite park with an old friend even when it touches strong themes It’s a great page turner It was fortunate that I had my two hours lunch break at work because I wouldn’t have been able to resist until the evenings to read it and even so it was hard to put it down Set in contemporary time Finding Eliza leads a reader on a journey along with the main character Lizzy It’s a journey in her family history which proves to be complicated than it seems but also in her personal history marked by a tragic event in her childhood But what is this aboutIt’s about how much damage an old diary can do to one’s peace of mind It’s about the importance of past and how much it influences the future It’s about family bonds and friendship and how much they can help in healing wounds And it’s about faith and forgivenessThis story told with grace elegance and a touch of humor is bound to entertain the reader but also to raise uestions What would you do if you find an old family secret in an ancestor’s diary Are you sure you know enough of your family and your past Would you be able to understand Do you possess the kind of faith necessary to forgiveBeside the main female character protagonists in the journey are The Gals a group of special friend that will help Lizzy in this difficult time My favourite is Miss Blue I can feel similarities between us but the Gals must be considered as a whole Without them the novel would lose very muchI don’t want to reveal to much let me just say one last thing The novels I really love are usually the ones that makes me want to write This one made me resume my old habit of keeping a diary a habit I lost than a year ago and made me look at it with different eyes Moreover it made me long to know about my family history even if I’m pretty sure no big secrets are hidden there

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Finding ElizaIt’s just a little family history What could go wrongWhen Lizzie Clydell agreed to join her grandmother at the church’s genealogy group meeting she expected nothing than lemon suares and a few stories Instead an old diary leads Lizzie down a dusty road of lies hidden family secrets and a lynching that nearly destroyed her family Still strug­gling with the lo. WOW When I started this book I will admit it took me two chapters to get hooked But once the hook was in I was in I felt like Lizzie I was drawn to her great grandfathers diary I couldn't stop reading The worst part I was on the last two chapters and I just couldn't stay awake to find out how it ended First thing I did was make a cup of coffee and finished the book this morning What an amazing book I can't imagine the emotions of finding out the history of one's past like this and actually being there to see face the face the man responsible I don't want to reveal too much in the this review But please read this book it's amazing It makes me want to dig into my family history Thanks to Goodreads and the Goodreads free giveaway for choosing me to receive this book I will share and encourage people to do reviews THANK YOU

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review Finding Eliza 103 Æ ❰Reading❯ ➶ Finding Eliza Author Stephanie Pitcher Fishman – It’s just a little family history What could go wrongWhen Lizzie Clydell agreed to join her grandmother at the church’s genealogy group meeting she expected nothing than lemon suares and a few sto It’s just a little famiSs of her parents two decades ear­lier Lizzie must con­front a painful past that others hoped was forgotten Her journey becomes even difficult as she realizes those around her may not be as they seem Can Lizzie make peace with the past or will it destroy the relationships she holds most dear Joining her is a group of lifelong friends known to Lizzie as The Gals. This book was much than it seems it will be on the surface than lemon suares at a simple genealogy group as it says on the back of the book But what happens is much compelling than what anyone expects especially with the main character Lizzie The author writes Lizzie's story in such a way that she truly draws you into her emotional journey throughout her search through her family's past and as she makes peace with her own personal past It is a powerful story of reconciliation and redemption The first book in a long time that had me turning pages as fast as I could 5 out of 5 stars easy