Saturday, January 19, 2013

Castaway Kids

I just finished reading an amazing autobiography---Castaway Kid.  This review captures the wonder of this book that I got on Amazon.

"Castaway Kid by R.B, Mitchell is the true  emotionally engaging, thought provoking, and spiritually uplifting story that follows a child's journey from abandonment at an orphanage, through childhood, and into maturity. It explores the power of unconditional love and the process of forgiveness that allows hope to enter into even the most extreme life struggles. 

Woven into the tapestry of this life are three love stories—the unconditional and constant love of an impoverished grandmother, the caring and gentle love of a no-nonsense dorm mother, and eventually the love of a southern belle who disregards the young man's past and brings him into their future. 

Castaway Kid is a book that offers hope. Not only does it need to be read, Castaway Kid should also be given as a gift to others who need to know that, no matter how severe, the pains of the past and present don't have to determine the path of the future"  Barbara Winslow Robidoux


  1. Sounds like a great book, Marti.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

  2. It sounds like a very good book. My father was abandoned when he was about ten and sent to live with a very mean aunt who lived on the other side of the country.. His parents had too many children and he was the oldest so off he went to live a life where who knows what happened to him. He made his way back by jumping railroad cars when he was in his late twenties, met my mom and got married. In his early thirties, his seven brothers and sisters found him and he was reunited with them all. At the age of 33, he saw his parents for the first time in over 20 years. He held no grudges, was the kindest man I have ever met and lived till he was 93 with much love surrounding him. If I knew all the details, his story would make a good book also.