The war is over. The South has lost.
Josephine Weatherly struggles to pick up the pieces of her life when her family returns to their Virginia plantation. But the realities of life after the war cannot be denied: her home and land are but a shell of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken.
Her life of privilege, a long-ago dream.
Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak--but a bitter hatred fuels her.
Can hope--and a battered faith in God--survive amid the devastation?
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About The Author:
Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois. Visit Lynn's Web site at www.lynnaustin.org
Lynn Austin has been a favorite author of mine for many years now, and once again she brings her amazing gift of writing to the masses with her most recent release, All Things New.
It is the remarkable story of three women and their journey to lose anger and choose joy despite the pain they at times experience. They inspire each other to cling to their faith in God and allow God to use them in ways they never dreamed possible.
The writing style flows incredibly well, as do the storylines. The characters all have faith struggles that readers of all ages and stages will relate to, which a key reason I enjoyed this book so much!
According to the author's website, this is a stand-alone novel and I look forward to reading what comes next from Austin.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase All Things New at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***