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  • Lynn Austin

    Three-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin returns to the Old Testament in The Strength of His Hands. She continues her uplifting series with the reign of King Hezekiah in Judah, who is noted for establishing a state that worshipped only one God, Yahweh. God has blessed Hezekiah-his kingdom is flourishing. The people are prospering and the city of Jerusalem is safe from invaders. But the king worries that his beloved wife may be barren. After all his hard work in preserving the faith and protecting the faithful, the thought that one of his pagan-worshiping nephews will become ruler is upsetting. But he suffers greater anguish when he stumbles upon the secrets of his queen. Austin...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Lynne Austin has won three Christy Awards for her inspiring historical novels, which include Candle in the Darkness. The second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series, Song of Redemption is a retelling of the life of Hezekiah, King of Judah from 716 to 687 BC After years of idolatry, Judah's temple has been cleansed and Hezekiah has brought God's law back to his people. But when he incurs the wrath of the barbaric Assyrians, he will need help from a surprising source. 'Austin tells a compelling, multilayered story with richly drawn, believable characters who will engage readers' sympathies.'-Library...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    The fifth book of multiple Christy Award winner Lynn Austin's Chronicles of the Kings series, Among the Gods is a stirring tale of faith and forgiveness. While leading the exiled faithful into Egypt, Joshua's thirst for vengeance against the tyrannical King Manasseh threatens to consume his soul. Ultimately he must learn to forgive, placing his complete trust in God's will. 'The story is a masterful combination of fiction and nonfiction ... Among the Gods is one of Austin's best works ...'-Christian Book...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Two-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is hailed for her inspiring historical novels. As in Candle in the Darkness (K1086) Austin transports us back to the turbulence of the Civil War. Despite social restrictions on single women, two strong-willed girls fight for the chance to pursue their dreams. Strength of character, determination, and faith foster their transformation into womanhood. 'Refreshing, atypical heroines in absorbing parallel plots ... highly recommended for all collections.'-Library...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms. The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time. For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained of color. Even my weekly worship experiences and daily quiet times with God have felt as dry and stale as last year's crackers. I'm ashamed to confess the malaise I've felt. I have been given so much. Shouldn't a Christian's life be an abundant one, as exciting as Christmas morning, as joyful as Easter Sunday? With gripping honesty, Lynn...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    'Thank goodness you're such a plain child.  You'll have to rely on your wits.' So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence. But my wits hadn’t served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart. So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I’ve been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning. . ....read more

  • Lynn Austin

    A three-time Christy Award winner, Lynn Austin crafts rousing tales of hope and redemption. All She Ever Wanted stars Kathleen Seymour, a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late. '[A] brilliant novel about love, forgiveness, suffering, and the importance of resisting the temptation to run away when things get tough.'-Christian Book...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Three-time Christy Award winner and best-selling author Lynn Austin pens a fascinating historical novel based on actual Biblical events. Shortly after the death of King Solomon in 931 B.C., the Promised Land is divided into two separate nations: Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Hezekiah is the second son of King Ahaz of Judah. As he comes to power, he must navigate a troubled path to reunite his wayward people with...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Acclaimed author Lynn Austin has won three Christy Awards for her work in historical fiction. The king's sudden death leaves his son Manasseh as the new ruler. Overcome with sorrow, Manasseh is angry toward God and begins a reign of terror that shocks the kingdom. His own insecurity prompts the death of his closest advisors dividing the faithful in two. Barely escaping the carnage, his best friend Joshua suffers the excruciating loss of his family and plans...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Lynn Austin's three Christy Awards include one for Hidden Places, also a popular Hallmark film. Written from four diverse viewpoints, A Woman's Place is an emotionally rich glimpse at life in WWII America. While their men fight, America's women produce what's necessary for victory. In a Michigan shipyard, four female co-workers forge a strong bond of friendship that-combined with faith- helps them overcome oppression, despair, and tragedy and find love in unlikely places. '. an engrossing read . a very enjoyable journey .'-Publishers...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Library Journal Top Pick author Lynn Austin has garnered an unprecedented number of Christy Awards for brilliantly crafted historical gems, including A Proper Pursuit. In this sweeping saga, three Swedish sisters endure an 1890s Atlantic crossing, an Ellis Island detention, and various other trials as they struggle to find love, faith, and home. First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven. Soon the three find themselves among the huddled masses bound for America-the promised land of dreams and...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Multiple Christy Award-winning author of A Woman's Place, Lynn Austin creates vivid historical settings with vibrant characters. Set in 1893 Chicago and seasoned with wholesome humor, A Proper Pursuit tells the uplifting story of 20-year-old Violet Hayes and her search for her elusive mother and for true love. In her quest, Violet learns much about love, faith, and life as she marches for women's rights, feeds slum dwellers, hobknobs with the highfalutin, and ponders marriage...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Renowned author Lynn Austin has received three Christy Awards for Historical Fiction-two for the first books in this Refiner's Fire series. Raised on a South Carolina plantation as the house pet of her white master's daughter, Kitty never made a decision for herself. Now as a young adult, she must preserve her faith while making the biggest decision ever: stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or run away tonight for the North with Grady, the field slave she has come to love. '. heart-wrenching descriptions of the indignities of slavery. Highly recommended.' -Library...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin spins an enthralling, multi-generational tale spanning from 1848 to 1920. While 20-year-old Harriet is behind bars, she reviews the history of her great-grandmother's fight against slavery, her grandmother's crusade against 'demon rum,' and her mother's struggle for women's suffrage. Now she longs for the courage to leave her own legacy. 'This is an entertaining and engaging faith-based tale sure to hit best-seller lists and the awards circuit.'-Publishers...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is acclaimed as 'one of the genre's best historical fiction novelists' (Library Journal). Set in Brooklyn, New York, during World War I, While We're Far Apart is a brilliant blend of captivating characters, heart-tugging emotions, and vivid spiritual truths. While a motherless girl longs for her daddy and a young lady hopes for a second chance at love, this poignant tale explores the uncertainty that stalks the homefront as the 'War to End All Wars' rages in...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancE breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Bestselling Author Lynn Austin Launches New Biblical Saga After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers. Bringing to life the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah,...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award–winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII. 1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets―and the complicated history of their friendship―to the surface. 1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    Fans of inspirational fiction eagerly devour historical novels from Christy Award winner Lynn Austin. In All Things New, the acclaimed author weaves a tale set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, return to their Virginia plantation, but their once-grand home has lost its lustre. Jo's father and brother are dead, and the war has left her remaining brother broken and embittered. Bonding with Lizzie, one of the few remaining servants, Jo struggles to rebuild her life-and her faith in...read more

  • Lynn Austin

    The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin. In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies. When the battles...read more