I’ve written five successful Christian fiction novels, so it may come as a surprise to some that this true story is what started all of my writing and speaking. From the day I relinquished my baby girl in secret in 1979 through our heart-breaking reunion twenty years later, I have wanted to tell my true-life story.
And as time went by I wanted to tell not just my story, but other people’s adoption reunion stories as well so that the issues of adoption and reunion could be looked at from different angles.
People are so different emotionally. We can’t all be expected to feel the same in similar situations. During the actual reunion with my birth-daughter, I could not understand her parents’ lack of desire to meet me. It broke my heart. But as the years passed, I came to respect the emotions of my daughter’s adoptive parents. Everyone has a right to their emotions.
That wasn’t the only thing to change about me in the time that passed between the reunion and when I actually wrote the book about it, sixteen years in all. The title changed too. Originally my working title was Just Like Hannah. Very apt, because so many of the people in the book referred to their adoption experience—whether they were an adoptive mother or a woman who struggled with infertility, or me as a birth-mom—as “just like Hannah.”
However, my publisher changed the title to Finding Sarah Finding Me. At first I was a little disappointed, but then I came to love the new title. After all, it is the main theme of my personal story—finding my true identity in Christ while I was searching for a love relationship with the child I had relinquished.
There is one other little tidbit about this book that I’d like you to know; 100% of author royalties will be donated to the Mukti Mission in India. If you want to know the very, very special reason for this, you’ll have to read the book. Trust me, it is one of those sweet serendipitous things the Lord does in our lives.
Christine Lindsay writes Christian fiction with complex emotional truth and always promises a happy ending. Her Irish wit and use of setting as a character is evident in her multi-award-winning trilogy Twilight of the British Raj: Shadowed in Silk, Captured by Moonlight, and explosive finale Veiled at Midnight as well as romances Londonderry Dreaming and Sofi’s Bridge.
A busy writer and speaker, Christine is excited about her new release Finding Sarah—Finding Me.