Hello everyone! As you know I have been reading Lynn Austin’s new novel, “Where We Belong”. I just finished and wanted to post my review because this book was really good. I highly recommend this (and really any of Lynn’s novels) book for your reading list. It will be time well spent 🙂
Here is my review:
I have been a fan of Lynn Austin’s books for several years. I had the opportunity to join a launch team to receive a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. So, here goes my very honest review.
Lynn has managed, yet again, to bring historical fiction to life in a fun (and educational) way!
This time her book follows sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes on, not one, but many adventures. The book begins in the Sinai Desert in 1890, as the sisters are on a quest to find ancient and original documents verifying the Gospels of the Bible. They are joined on their quest by their butler and lady’s maid. Each of the individuals has the opportunity to reflect back on moments from their lives, which takes us back to Chicago in the 1860’s.
We get to experience many historical moments in time including the Civil War and the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Now, I was a bit leery of the description of the book because, while I love the Bible, I can lose interest very quickly when reading about ancient copies and where they were found. But, Lynn has a God-given talent to make even those historical moments that I can’t quite grasp, engaging and interesting.
The characters in this book are feisty, fun, and I quickly came to love them! Lynn has a knack of intertwining Jesus and the Bible into her books without being pushy or preachy, and I think a lot of people appreciate that in an author.
There were a couple of tear-jerker moments, at least for me, so I believe this book has everything a good Christian novel should.
Oh, and I should mention that this book is inspired by the true story of Agnes and Margaret Smith, twin sisters born in Scotland in 1843. I found that to be a bonus to this book.
I highly recommend that you add this to your reading list, and be sure to check out Lynn Austin’s other novels, as well.
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