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Reunion in Stringtown: Finding Faith, Family, and Healing, Joyce A. Connelley

Abandoned by her birth mother, abused by her adoptive mother, and then rejected again by her birth mother, Joyce embarks on a 25-year quest to untangle the web of secrets and lies behind her relinquishment, failed relationships and recurring psychological traumas. Ultimately, she needs not just tenacity, but also subpoenas and DNA tests to break down the doors to her past. Before she’s finished, she recovers from alcoholism, redefines her understanding of love and family, and embraces the faith of her ancestors: Judaism.

Growing up, Joyce knows she’s adopted. But her parents keep the details secret. Joyce buries her curiosity, and invents grandiose tales to fill in the blanks. Still, her fantasies never relieve her deep sense of shame, abandonment, and lack of belonging.

When her adoptive mother dies in 1992, Joyce makes a surprising discovery that opens old wounds and propels her to seek answers to the questions she’s always suppressed. As she works toward the truth, she fights bureaucrats and others over her right to know her heritage. When she finally locates the woman who abandoned her in 1954, Joyce must confront her own worst fears. Through newfound siblings, she begins to reconstruct her life. But finding her birth mother unexpectedly starts another journey. A DNA test in 2016 proves two keys to her past: that she is Jewish, and that the man whom her birth certificate lists as her father is, in fact, no relation. Convinced she will never find her birth father, she immerses herself in the religion of her mother’s ancestors. Then Joyce suddenly receives news of a paternal genetic match and learns she has more family just a few miles away.

This engrossing, cathartic, and true story will inspire anyone who has endured child abuse and struggled to form rewarding relationships. It will also captivate all those who have wondered how genealogy can help them discover their lost heritage.

Reunion in Stringtown: Finding Faith, Family, and Healing is a poignant, memorable, and inspirational story about author Joyce A. Connelley’s life that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while moving them at the same timeReunion in Stringtown is written by author Joyce A. Connelley and Connelley throughout Reunion in Stringtown will take her readers through the journey of her life, the many ups and downs she experienced, and what she learned along the way.

The journey the reader will encounter is at times heartbreaking because of what Joyce A. Connelley went through including abandonment and abuse, but the book is also an uplifting, inspirational one about connecting with faith and finding love, and creating the family you wish. It’s a story that will help you heal and achieve happiness thanks to the wisdom shared by Connelley from her own life lessons so not only is this book an enjoyable read but a helpful and inspirational one. If you are a reader who is looking to read a personal story that is unlike anything you have read before and a book, that is the perfect combination of inspiration, heart, and poignancy, then Reunion in Stringtown is the book for you and should not be missed.

Reunion in Stringtown is a moving book written by Joyce A. Connelley and will take its readers on a transfixing journey. In Reunion in Stringtown, the author Joyce A. Connelley will share her story of how she struggled throughout life and how she was abandoned by her birth mother and subsequently abused by her adopted mother. There is so much more to Connnelley’s story however as she uncovers long-buried secrets and lies while she recovers from alcoholism, and embarks on a journey to find her birth mother while connecting with her ancestor’s faith; Judaism. It makes for a powerful and moving story that will take you on a journey like no other as we witness one woman’s incredible journey to happiness and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Reunion in Stringtown! 

Reunion in Stringtown is a poignant, moving, and compelling book that will help, inspire and captivate its readers from the very start until the very end. Reunion in Stringtown is an influential, powerful book and I believe Reunion in Stringtown will be the perfect read for those who have had similar experiences to Joyce A. Connelley or those who are struggling as Connelley shows you there is always hope at the end of the tunnel and that is a really important message.

Joyce A. Connelley is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write this book and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Connelley’s impeccable writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.

Overall Reunion in Stringtown is an insightful, informative, and inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored and coming out the other side, and reading one woman’s incredible and touching story, then this book is for you, and so Reunion in Stringtown gets five stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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