Book Review of Lynn Austin’s “Where We Belong”

Where We Belong - A novel by Lynn Austin

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.

Happy Reading!


If you would like to read this book for yourself, please check out my affiliate link on Amazon I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. And, please leave me a comment with your own reviews!


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Interview With Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin
Lynn Austin, Author

Hi Friends!

If you have seen my “bookshelf” page, you are aware of a new novel being released on October 3. The novel is by one of my favorite authors, Lynn Austin, titled Where We Belong. I’ve had the privilege to read the first three chapters of this book, and let me tell you, I can’t wait to get the whole book in my hands.

I thought this would be a good opportunity for you to learn more about Lynn, so here you will find an interview where she answers questions posed by her launch team. I hope you enjoy the interview, and be sure to grab a copy of her new book here and share your thoughts!


1. Do the sisters represent anyone in your life?
No, but since I grew up with two sisters who are my best friends, I love to write stories about the close relationships between sisters. Like the Hawes sisters, my own sisters and I are very different, but we’ve enjoyed some great adventures together.

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Sign Your Child Up For FREE Books

Sign up for Free Books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Register your child for a free book delivered monthly!

When my son was around 5 months old I learned about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This program sends free books to millions of children each month. Mine included! Cameron loves to get his book every month and it is absolutely free!

It took me a minute to wrap my mind around that concept. My child signs up on a website and gets a brand new book delivered to our home every month for free?! No strings, no commitment, nothing I need to do?! Nope, that is it!!

I want to say that he will get these books until he is 5 years old, but I’m not sure that is completely accurate, so if any of you know the age limit for sure, please let me know.

I read to my son every single night and, I’m telling you, his vocabulary at just turning two is pretty impressive. I’m positive that reading to him often has had a big impact in that area.

My local library has a sign-up area on their website. Your local library probably does too! You can also register your child directly on the Imagination Library website here.

Summertime is the perfect time to get your children involved in reading. It helps their own imaginations soar and is an awesome aid in developing their learning skills well before they are old enough to enter school.

What are some of your child’s favorite books? My son likes to read Arthur, McDuff, Llama, Llama, and lots of others. Share with us your child’s favorites in the comment section.

Also, for the adults, check out my bookshelf page here to see what I’m reading!

Happy reading,


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Book of the Month for June

Hello everyone. This month’s featured book for the book club is A Woman’s Place by Lynn Austin. Visit the book club page for more details! Please let me know if you have any questions. This is the first month for the book club, so it is entirely possible I may have overlooked a detail, so please let me know. Or, if you are an experience book-clubber please share your suggestions on how to improve this process!

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