This post is sponsored by the memoir “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter & Me. There is a new book out that will appeal to fans of Anne of Green Gables as well as to anyone touched by adoption. Both are relevant to me, so I was really curious about Lorilee Craker’s memoir “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter & Me. In this memoir, Lorilee shares her journey of becoming an adoptive mother, interwoven with the story of her own adoption as a child. With wit and candor, she draws parallels between her own journey and the nostalgic story of Anne of Green Gables. It’s a poignant personal tale of love, faith, and loss.
The impetus to write her story started with a simple question: “What’s an orphan?” The words from her adopted daughter, Phoebe, during a bedtime reading of Anne of Green Gables prompted the author to look further into her own experience. How could Lorilee, who grew up not knowing her own birth parents, answer Phoebe’s question when she had wrestled all her life with feeling orphaned—and learned too well that not every story has a happy ending? So Lorilee set off on a quest to find answers in the pages of the very book that started it all, determined to discover—and teach her daughter—what home, family, and belonging really mean. It’s a beautiful books that weaves three lost girls’ stories together. Tyndale House is offering one lucky reader a copy of “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter & Me. To enter, leave a comment sharing your favorite childhood book character. The contest will end on 10/10/15 at midnight.
Lorilee Craker is the author of more than a dozen books, including A Is for Atticus: Baby Names from Great Books, Money Secrets of the Amish, and the New York Times bestseller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears. A freelance journalist, blogger, and speaker, Lorilee was an entertainment writer for the Grand Rapids Press for seventeen years. Read more from Lorilee over at her blog, Peace, Love & Raspberry Cordial