Book Review: Separated Lives by Lynn Assimacopoulos

Release Date: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pages: 38 pages
Genre: Adoption Search
Buy: Paperback 


After discovering that her son's friend, Ryan, is on the search for his birthparents, Lynn Assimacopoulos decides to use her skills as a genealogical hobbyist to find them. Delving through phone books, sending letters, and searching everything from the local library to the National Archives, Lynn is defeated by the lack of information she has to go on. However, a random search for Ryan's birthmother's name in an internet search engine yields a photograph of a family. Could this be the correct person? If so, will she even want to revisit her past and get to know Ryan? About the Author Lynn Assimacopoulos is a retired healthcare worker. Although she wrote for professional nursing journals in her adult life, she has been writing poetry and short stories since she was eight years old. When she is not writing or reading, she enjoys fossil hunting and archeology.


Are you a fan of genealogy or an amateur sleuth? This book is a short glimpse into how Lynn helped her sons friend track down his birth parents through perseverance and the internet.  With the help of Google and several genealogy sites and other genealogy hobbyists Lynn was able to track down Ryan's birth parents.

Short, sweet and to the to the point this is an interesting story of how one person can use the internet to help someone find the separate pieces of their lives and put themselves back together.