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Book Review: If I Were You by Lynn Austin

29 May 2020 at 14:44

Award winning author Lynn Austin has done it again! Gifted with the ability to keep your heart riveted from the first word to the last tear, Lynn Austin continually creates beautiful worlds of words in the hearts of her readers. Buy Book

If I Were You is an epic adventure situated in the years surrounding the Nazi conquest of the world. As Hitler gallops across nation after nation, Eve and Audrey also experience battles that will leave their worlds changed forever.

Audrey is an aristocrat from London, nestled in the life of spoiled luxury. With more money than they can spend, her family has houses, servants, and beautiful clothes. Audrey’s future looks secure in the elite social circles of the time.

Eve is a simple tomboy, with very little resources or responsibility, growing up snuggled in love and nature. Her family encourages the pursuit of faith and happiness above all.

As the bombs begin to explode in their nation, Audrey and Eve both find one treasure that will last a lifetime. Friendship. These two ladies march arm in arm through battle after battle.

If I Were You is an adventure in faith, forgiveness, love, and friendship. We have all felt that empty feeling of being lost with no Savior in sight. We have all experienced the loss of faith due to unanswered prayers. This story will take you through the struggles that leave us wondering if the Shepherd really does care. The seeking shepherd is always there to come rescue you.

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Book Review: If I Were You by Lynn Austin

29 May 2020 at 14:44

Award winning author Lynn Austin has done it again! Gifted with the ability to keep your heart riveted from the first word to the last tear, Lynn Austin continually creates beautiful worlds of words in the hearts of her readers. Buy Book

If I Were You is an epic adventure situated in the years surrounding the Nazi conquest of the world. As Hitler gallops across nation after nation, Eve and Audrey also experience battles that will leave their worlds changed forever.

Audrey is an aristocrat from London, nestled in the life of spoiled luxury. With more money than they can spend, her family has houses, servants, and beautiful clothes. Audrey’s future looks secure in the elite social circles of the time.

Eve is a simple tomboy, with very little resources or responsibility, growing up snuggled in love and nature. Her family encourages the pursuit of faith and happiness above all.

As the bombs begin to explode in their nation, Audrey and Eve both find one treasure that will last a lifetime. Friendship. These two ladies march arm in arm through battle after battle.

If I Were You is an adventure in faith, forgiveness, love, and friendship. We have all felt that empty feeling of being lost with no Savior in sight. We have all experienced the loss of faith due to unanswered prayers. This story will take you through the struggles that leave us wondering if the Shepherd really does care. The seeking shepherd is always there to come rescue you.

Dear God

14 September 2018 at 17:39

Dear God,

We pray for all the men and women, boys and girls, in the path of this hurricane.

We pray for minimal flood damage in homes and businesses.

We pray that people will turn to you during this awful storm, and you will be able to use chaos for good.

We pray for all the animals in these areas, that they would not be separated from their owners.

We pray for the authorities, the rescue crews, and all the doctors and nurses working in these areas.

Use it for good, Father.

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King of my Heart

12 September 2018 at 23:54

Do you ever wish you could meet a King? Or maybe a queen or a princess? How awesome would that be, to be able to stand in the presence or such an important person?

What would you say to such a person? It seems to me that no matter what you said, it would sound trivial. What are the chances that they would ever remember what you said? There is nothing you could possibly inform them about, nothing to change anything, ect. So what do you do? What do you say?

This is my line of thinking while remembering that God sits high on a mighty throne. Every royal person who has ever walked the Earth must bow before His powerful presence. ISAIAH says His train filled the temple. He is high and lifted up.

So whenever you feel tiny, or insignificant, just remember. . . . Your best friends with the King of all kings.

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Legacy Of Mercy

10 September 2018 at 16:16

My all-time favorite author, Lynn Austin, has effectively ransomed my week again! As Christian fiction authors go, I am convinced there is no other that can compare to this great writer.

Legacy of MercyΒ , a sequel to her previous book, Waves of Mercy, has been given to me for my honest review, and may I say, it definitely lives up to the high standard of Lynn Austin’s previous books.

Anneke is a wealthy lady of privilege, held in very high regard in social circles of high society in Chicago Illinois. Determined to marry the esteemed William Wilkenson to insure the stability of her father’s business, Anneke finds herself in the middle of scandle, heartbreak, and true love. How do you decide between your obligations to the family who rescued you from certain death, and finding happiness and true love for your future?

Grace and mercy are undercurrents, sweeping your spiritual emotions into knots of hopeless confusion. Where is the line drawn between obeying the laws of the Word of God, and finding peace and forgiveness from the people you hold so dear? The scripture of Jesus leaving the 99 to go rescue the one lost sheep makes no sense at all, until you are that one. God will come after you every time, offering peace and forgiveness through the blood of the Lord Jesus!

Only Lynn Austin can have you strolling across the words contentedly one paragraph, only to have you gasping for breath and yelling to anyone who will listen in the next. She competently hijacks your heart, leaving your laughing through tears and weeping through sighs.

Legacy of Mercy will be released October 2, 2018, and will be the first sequel for this esteemed author.

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Are You A Witness?

16 February 2018 at 12:39

Being a witness should be more than making a point to talk to someone about the Lord. Being a witness is the life you live every day, every place, in front of everyone.Β 

Acts 1:8Β King James Version (KJV)

8Β But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Be a witness! Let the words you speak, the attitudes you display, and the actions you make all glorify God in such a way, that it makes others want to know more. The Holy Spirit in you Β will draw people to the kingdom!

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Why I Read

24 November 2017 at 19:49

This is a little something I wrote a while back. I felt like sharing.
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Book Review: Halfway to Nowhere

23 November 2017 at 09:27

I was in a precarious position. Having finished my last book two days earlier, I knew I had to choose a new book before my trip out of town. I searched for hours for a Christian fiction book, but nothing struck my match.

This book came up, and it looked satisfactory, so I lept. It was ok. Nothing great, but not a bad read either.Β 

My biggest concern was I finished the book when it said I was 39% done. What a kill joy! No time to prepare myself for the end. It came suddenly. I didn’t feel like it was long enough.Β 

Concern number two was the language. I am sure it is not enough to offend most, but as I said, I am used to Christian novels, and they generally are very clean.

That being said, it was well written, and the character were vividly alive. I was compelled to turn the page, and keep reading, never wanting to put it down.Β 

My honest review is, it’s ok, buy don’t expect great. Definitely worth the read if you are in a lurch.

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The Silver Music Box: Book Review

13 November 2017 at 22:56

The Silver Music Box was a thrilling account of a Jewish family over three generations. Β A fictional story set in tortured truth of time, this book shows just some of the battles the Jews faced, when their home country, whom they fought and died for, decided they were not worthy to live there anymore.

No matter where we are, who we are, or what we go through, one thing is a common denominator to everybody. . . . . Family. You will be hard spent to find somebody who has nobody. We thrive on togetherness. Love. It is what makes us human.Β 

But at the same time, we all have an enemy. Hate. Hatred is the enemy at the root of every war. And as the book says, β€œHumans always seem to need an enemy!”

Let love, and family, and friendship rule your life. Let it wage war against hatred that blinds.Β 

I give this book all stars, and 2 thumbs up!

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Book Review: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

18 October 2017 at 14:25

Lynn Austin’s newest book, Where We Belong, is a masterpiece in words! Never to disappoint, this author will intrigue you from cover to cover! Based on a true story about two sisters, this book will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions!

Where We Belong is a question many of us ask from the time that we begin puberty, until we grow very old. Why am I here? What is my purpose? When we believe in God, we put our trust in Him, that our lives will fulfill His greater purpose.Β 

Jeremiah 29:11King James Version (KJV)

11Β For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith theΒ Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

We must trust that He knows us better than we know ourselves. His plans are greater than our plans. He sees the big picture.

In this book, the two main characters encounter many obstacles. Whether they are racing the great Chicago fires, sailing on treacherous seas, or melting in the Sinai Desert, they continue to walk in faith, influencing all who are with them.Β 

Our walk during hard times will not only strengthen our faith, but it will also compel unbelievers to put their trust in God.

Soren, one of the young men in the story, decides to give his life to God, because he wants to be just like the sisters. Who is watching your life? Who have you influenced to follow God?Β 

I read a comment someone made regarding this book, and it really impressed me. Are you a Rebecca, or a Flora? These two sisters both serve God, but they are very different. Flora is more reserved, more feminine. Flora loves to dress in beautiful dresses, and socialize. She has an insatiable desire to help the poor. In contrast, Rebecca hates all the frills of lady’s dresses. She despises all the pretenses of putting on aires, going to teas, and talking for hours about nothing. She desires true love and adventure! Which sister are you?

I received this book for my honest review by Bethany House.

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Emma’s Gift

27 May 2017 at 08:17

I try to be nice. I want to be remembered as a nice person. That being said, I had a hard time with this book. It is not a happy book that let’s you feel good. This is a book full of heartache and mourning and tears!Β 

It really deprested me the whole time I read it. For me, there was just too much tragedy. I read to escape to a better place. This book is not the case!
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Julia’s Hope

23 May 2017 at 17:26

I had never heard of this author before reading this book, but I must say, it was well worth the gamble! It is written from the perspective of the three primary characters, Julia, Sam, and Emma.Β 

Sam and Julia find themselves at rock bottom, with no job and Β no hope. But God’s provision led them to an old soul, with an old farm, and they all find they need each other.Β 

This was an awesome read, and I would delightedly recommend it to you!
Julia’s Hope
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