About The Milkman’s Son

the milkman's son

Raised in a family he bore little resemblance to, Randy was jokingly referred to as “the milkman’s son.” This warm and candid memoir chronicles the unraveling of a family secret, which begins with Randy’s dad having dreams about deceased relatives urging him to complete their family tree. Randy agrees to help with the genealogy, but after his searching leads to a dead end, he takes a commercially available DNA test. The results reveal a possible genetic match to a sister, which begins a familial quest that forever changes the author’s life.

Featuring a cast of vivid characters, richly drawn from two distinct families, The Milkman’s Son reveals one man’s family tree, pulling back layers of new information as he gets closer to the truth—a biological father, siblings, and family members he never knew about.

This is a story of accepting, forgiving, reuniting, and, most importantly, it’s about the bonds that connect us and the unconditional love that makes us feel like we belong.

My review

It’s not very often that you find a non-fiction book that reads like a novel. But this one by Randy Lindsay did. I found myself hooked to this book from the very beginning. And I loved every bit of it.

Randy Lindsay was often referred to by his family as “The Milkman’s Son.” But it wasn’t until he was 57 years old that he found out, through DNA testing that his father was not his biological father. I loved the way he tells his story. He tells the facts, what happened. But he also tells how he felt. I can’t even imagine how crazy this would be.

Another thing that struck me about this book was how he kept researching and helping others. Even after he’d had this life altering information about his own family. What a helpful thing to do for others.

The author does a really great job of his ending in this one. I loved the way, the reader knows that his story really hasn’t ended. But he uses a lesson in the last chapter that he learned to bring the story to a resolution.

This book is amazing! You won’t want to miss it!

I was sent a copy of The Milkman’s Son as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

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About author Randy Lindsay

RANDY LINDSAY is a native of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, a dog, a cat, and a hyperactive imagination. His wife calls him the “Story Man” because he sees everything as material for a story. Randy has researched his family history for fourteen years, incorporating more than 5,000 family members in his family tree and has helped many others in their ancestral quests. 

To contact the author, visit MilkmansSonBook.com

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