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Review: My Story, My Song

November 17, 2015

My Story, My Song


Lucimarian Roberts was a strong, spiritual woman from a humble background in Ohio.  Her family didn’t have much but she worked hard and earned a scholarship to Howard University.  It was there she met her husband, Lawrence Roberts, who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Because of his Air Force career, Lucimarian and Lawrence moved around quite a bit but raised their four children with grace, dignity, and a deep faith in God.  That faith helped them through many difficult times.  Until her death, Lucimarian found great comfort in playing and singing hymns.

Lucimarian reflected on her life in her memoir, My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith.  Lucimarian tells the story of a life lived with dignity, faith, and great character.  Things weren’t always easy, but Lucimarian managed to keep her faith, stay positive, and learn and grow from her experiences.  She recounted her life from her childhood to surviving Hurricane Katrina.  Her youngest daughter, Robin Roberts, added a reflection at the end of each chapter and it’s easy to tell that Lucimarian’s children adored her.

I was afraid My Story, My Song would be too religious for me, but it wasn’t.  Religion was certainly a large party of Lucimarian’s life but I didn’t find her book to be preachy.  I enjoyed her story and have a great respect for the way she lived her life with quiet dignity.  I listened to the audio version and thought Robin Miles did an acceptable job with the narration.  Robin Roberts read her own reflections and did an outstanding job.  As an added bonus on the audio, there are five hymns sung by Lucimarian with daughters Robin and Dorothy joining her on one song.

Review copy provided by Oasis Audio.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2015 6:06 am

    well you have educated me on two things, the book, and Tuskagee airmen which I had no idea of

  2. November 17, 2015 6:23 am

    I love audios that include music!

  3. Beth F permalink
    November 17, 2015 7:13 am

    How awesome that the audio included the singing. I too thought this would be too religious for me, but now I’ll have to add it to my list.

  4. bookingmama permalink
    November 17, 2015 7:41 am

    Did we get this at BEA??? Sounds like a beautiful story!

  5. November 17, 2015 9:23 am

    Glad that it wasn’t too religious. Those can be tough to read, even if you are of a like religious mind.

  6. November 17, 2015 10:01 am

    I haven’t seen this one before. It sounds like a very touching story, and I too love that it includes music.

  7. Patty permalink
    November 17, 2015 10:38 am

    It sounds as though this is a lovely tribute.

  8. November 17, 2015 12:24 pm

    I’m glad it isn’t overly religious…it sounds inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  9. November 17, 2015 2:10 pm

    Wow, what a treat! Singing, music, and more!

  10. November 17, 2015 2:35 pm

    Glad it didn’t turn out to be too preachy… might just considerate now.

  11. November 17, 2015 5:37 pm

    I love that they put in the ladies singing hymns.

  12. November 18, 2015 12:13 pm

    I don’t like really religious books either. Good to know that this one was not preachy.

  13. November 18, 2015 3:40 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this one before but you’ve made me interested.

  14. November 18, 2015 8:32 pm

    I would have thought too that this book would have too much religion in it but it sounds like it will appeal to all kinds of people.

  15. November 29, 2015 9:30 pm

    I didn’t know she was from Ohio. Looks like an inspirational one.

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