Although Rebecca O’Conner-Smith is somewhat content, she secretly longs for a more fascinating life. Her dead-end office job bores her, and her husband Jason, while sweet, is more interested in settling down in suburban Toronto than going on adventures with her. So, when an opportunity to be a part of an archaeological dig in southern Israel arises, she takes it. Despite the current hostilities of the country, Rebecca is passionate about the culture, history, language, and even music of Israel. Getting the chance to use her skills and knowledge obtained from her archaeology major in a place she loves is a dream come true.
Spending three weeks digging in the treasure trove of the Israeli desert makes her feel fulfilled like never before. However, the dig inspires her to further her archaeological degree despite the financial toll it will have on her marriage. Moreover, Rebecca finds herself attracted to another volunteer who intellectually challenges her in ways her husband never did.
Torn between a secure, comfortable life with a man she loves and a challenging, exciting academic career with no guarantees about her future, Rebecca must choose what kind of life she wants to live for herself.
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Average rating from 10 members
I just want to read and reread this book again and again. It was such a deep book but written in a way you just wanted to keep reading till the end. You could see yourself in the characters and you really could feel what they are going through.
This was a great read and the setting of Israel was a good choice on the author's part. I found the concept of the story to be unrealistic, but once I got past that I was able to enjoy the story.
Finding Myself is Rebecca's story who is working in a place she didn't like. In university, she majored in anthropology and she wanted to work in a place her degree will be useful. Anything doesn't go the way she wanted or planned but has a husband she loves. We began to read her story when she applied for a scholarship for Biblical Archaeology Review and the Kiryat Adar Expedition to volunteer for a dig in southern Israel. And soon everything will change for her. This is a well-written story about a common concern in daily life. At some point, Isn't everyone worry about if they chose the right one for their life or they would regret it? (Except some who always sure about everything ^_^.) The characters felt real and the story mostly feels right. Well, time to time one or two events felt too good to be true. Except that story felt like a real one. I enjoyed reading it and when I finished I was happy it didn't turn to be a romance story. I will recommend anyone who wants to read good fiction while thinking about their choices in life. Thanks to #NetGalley and the BHC Press providing me a copy of #FindingMyself in exchange for an unbiased review.