- Paperback: 178 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (January 20, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1542494559
- ISBN-13: 978-1542494557
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,976,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding the Rainbow Paperback – January 20, 2017
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Readers Favourite 5* Review by Jane Finch
"...McGrath, has written an emotive account of her experiences of infertility, loss, desire, emotional and physical pain, but most of all her inner strength shines through, which helps her to recover from every setback with a positive attitude. This account will touch a chord with anyone who has been through similar experiences and Rachel's determination and bravery will be an encouragement and inspiration..."
Reader's Favourite 5* Review by Jack Magnus
"...McGrath skillfully weaves the story of their reaching out for the Rainbow Child into a most compelling true-life story. Finding the Rainbow is highly recommended..."
Readers Favourite 5* Review by Roy T James
"...I can't wait for the sequel. This is an excellent read with a moving narrative...."
Lizzylovesbooks.com 5* Review
"... McGrath's book is an eye opener - both heart wrenching and heart warming, she speaks with eloquence and honesty..."
WINNER - The People's Book Prize (Sept 2015) - acclaimedbooks.com/finding-the-rainbow/ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
Growing up, I would often dream of my future; getting married to my handsome 'someone', and starting a family. Such dreams were built-in through natural instinct, family and custom. Recently I found the personal and private diary I kept at the age of sixteen. Through pages of teenage angst, school cliques and social dramas, it also detailed fantasies of my adulthood. It told of my dreams of a 'tall dark handsome' man who would sweep me off my feet in the most romantic way; we would marry and have children, living the fairytale ending! Whilst perhaps this was a little exaggerated, I always held on to deep aspirations to have my own children.
Imagine if suddenly, those dreams of becoming a mother may never come true...
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Top customer reviews
She longs to be a Mum, but in her own words, the process was 'like a roller coaster ride.'
Four miscarriages were too much to bear, but Rachel and her husband remained strong
and are ready to embrace the storm and try again.
I admire their persistence and willingness to bring forth a child into the world.
I am one of those Mums [ like Rachel's Mum] who has lots of albums filled with photos of my two children at all stages of their lives.
The book was well-written and I read it all in one sitting because it was so interesting.
This book should be read by all women, whether they have had miscarriages or not.
It would teach them to appreciate their children.
I guess many of us never realize the problem this can become for some women. Oh, we hear and read about their difficulties, know about the fertility clinics and the ongoing heartbreak of those who can’t conceive. Yet, we never fully measure the length of their ordeal, or the dark, difficult days that blend into one and other, be it a holiday or another birthday round the bend.
Of course, each child is a reminder of the family they cannot have. Of course, one goes on with career goals and favorite vacation plans, yet the shadow of being infertile hangs over all outings with gloom and forbiddance
What is sadder is the fact this story doesn’t render any outcome. So many decisions can be taken to ease the gaping motherhood void these days. With all the wonderful technology out there, viable solutions exist and McGrath recognizes them. Let’s see if she follows up with another telltale story, this time, in the form of a solution or two to ring in the dawn of a new beginning. Here’s hoping.
Finding The Rainbow by Rachel McGrath is an exquisitely touching and beautifully written memoir that would appeal to a wide readership, not only to husbands and wives who have shared similar experiences.
Other reviewers have mentioned the honesty as one of the major features of this well-told story. They are right. The book is written with such skill and clarity that readers are right there, and witness moments of exhilaration, grief and recovery. The positive mental attitudes and capacity to love by the author and her husband shine through this story elegance and poise.
You mill not find the best love stories in the romance section, nor the best dramas in the crime or action and adventure category. Nothing surpasses an honestly told human story that shows the power of human resilience to triumph whatever the odds you are up against. I am so pleased that I found this book. It's a classic in its field, and not one to easily forget. I highly recommend, Finding The Rainbow.
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