Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption Book Cover

Raise your hand if:

  • You know struggle
  • You’ve been discriminated against
  • You know you’ve taken things for granted
  • You’ve had a case of mistaken identity (internally)
  • All you want is to love and be loved…

All hands should be raised!

Struggle, love, and hope are universal. It’s what I found most satisfying in the book, Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption, the reminder that regardless of who we are, we CAN rise above and successfully overcome obstacles life throws our way.

But this is not just a story about a deaf woman and adoption, nooooooo. Far from it! It’s an inspiring story about fitting out and fitting in, adversity and strength, and love and hope.

I’m so grateful that the authors, Gail Harris and Brandi Rarus, encouraged me to read the book.

What I like most about it is there are so many themes – from deaf culture, discrimination, unexpected teen pregnancies, and of course adoption to love, identity, struggle, and self-acceptance – all themes each one of us can relate to!

Gail and Brandi have weaved a story so well written that while I was supposed to be sleeping on vacation, I was up reading this book to the last page! It’s simply one of those tear-jerking, heartwarming, endearing stories that will inspire you to really pursue your dreams. Yep, it’s that good. 😉

Finding Zoe Trailer

“Finding Zoe applies to you and me. It applies to everyone. Everyone who reads it can relate to it.” ~Brandi Rarus

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In addition, you can watch Christine Bowen’s hangout on air where she had Gail and Brandi on live talking more about the book.

“Get to the Heart of Your Story” with Brandi Rarus & Gail Harris — #CLBLive HOA [S01 : E04]

Over to you…

If you’re a reader like me and love a good saga interwoven with twists and turns, you’ll love this book. You can get your own copy on Amazon. What are you waiting for?! 🙂

Thank you, Brandi, for introducing us to Zoe and allowing us into your lives. Thank you, Gail, for helping Brandi bring this story to life in a way that we’ll never forget! *fist bump*


Wassuper, it’s yo girl, Kesha and I believe we should Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios because life is more interesting when you dare to be different and challenge what’s “normal!” I am wildly passionate about helping highly driven women pursue fantabulous relationships, juicytastic careers/bizzes, and authentically inspired lives.

Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption
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  • GAil HArris, a friend of mine, has co-authored this touching story about a deaf girl who finally found a home where she was welcome and understand, adopted by a deaf woman. She tells the adventure of FINDING ZOE, the adoptive daughter. It moves your heart! Thanks Lakesha Brown for this post!

    • And thank you Heidi for your feedback! This one sure is a heart-mover. 😉


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