Finding Libbie is a story of love lost and love found. Emily is helping her grandmother move and stumbles upon a box filled with pictures of her father and a woman who is not her mother. Emily's grandmother tells her the story behind the pictures in the box. Emily becomes obsessed with the woman in the photos and won't stop until she finds out everything she can about her.
This story deals with mental illness, family issues, and alcoholism. I appreciated the way these issues were handled in this story. Nothing is sugar coated in the story. There is no shock value obtained here. The story is just a true to life tale of a family.
The writing itself is beautiful and insightful. This is one of the most uplifting stories I have read in years. I highly recommend this for fans of The Notebook. I would love to read more by Ms. Sleeten.
*Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher, for allowing me to read and honestly review this story*