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Lynn AustinTyndale House / 2022 / ePubOur Price$9.995 out of 5 stars for Long Way Home - eBook. View reviews of this product. 40 Reviews
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Jessy5 Stars Out Of 5will leave you reeling for days to comeJune 27, 2022JessyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So good!!!! Peggy stops at nothing to help her best friend, Jimmy. Every time a new obstacle appears, she finds another angle. I love how she keeps trying despite her limited knowledge of PTSD. The manner Author Lynn Austin brings attention to depression is skillful despite the distasteful methods used when not enough was known about mental health and PTSD.
I enjoyed Gisela's story the most. The bravery of many Jews when faced with horrific inhumanity, is captured in her POV. I felt her sorrow of every loss, bit my nails in her fearful steps, and cheered her boldness in every page turn.
This gem is packed with twists and turns. I honestly expected a different ending! How Lynn brings these two women together to tie the novel up is mind-blowing. You won't want to miss this historical romance that took me on a roller coaster ride. I fought tears of joy, sorrow, and relief, at gut-wrenching injustice and touching moments like when Americans rescued Gisela's concentration camp and a soldier tearfully described a bunch of skeletons coming out to kiss their feet.
A moving novel that honors men and women who have fought in a war and then continue to battle at home with PTSD. It offers hope and light in this broken world.
The Heartland Book Fairy5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully Written, beautiful story!June 26, 2022The Heartland Book FairyLong Way Home by Lynn Austin...
Once again Lynn strikes the perfect balance by creating a book that is both historically accurate, educational, and entertaining! Between being heart wrenching and heart touching! She seemlessly weaves a story that goes back-and-forth between War and Postwar times. Between countries & families. A story of family relationships, friendships, love, loss, and love again. A story of patience and faith. " Why is this happening to us, Sam?? Only God knows he whispered." Haven't most of us asked this question at some point in our lives? Faith. " I think if we keep holding all the poison inside us, it will kill us. An infected wound has to be lanced and cleansed or it will never heal. That's a very painful process, but you know how necessary it is." Friendship. That special someone who is the balm to help heal your wounds. Long Way Home is the story about the distance traveled; both physical distance, and the emotional distance from the edge of the precipice back to the safe comfort and familiarity of that special place called home. I loved this beautiful story!
niccupp5 Stars Out Of 5Gripping Story Capturing WWII from multiple perspectivesJune 26, 2022niccuppQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There are many novels about World War II, but none glide so effortlessly portraying real people in historical events as Lynn Austin does. The first person we meet is sweet Peggy who is a young adult now, but she hasn't had the easiest life. Being raised by her father after her mother died, her best friends were her three-legged dog, Buster, and the veterinarian's son, Jim. Oh Jim. My heart immediately went out to him and his battle with PTSD and attempted suicide following WWII. Why did Jim hurt so much? That's what we try to figure out as we start investigating what happened to Jimmy as a medic in the war. We also get to meet the Jewish family of Gisela and Sam, whom she met in the St. Louis as they were heading to Cuba.
Hope and hope lost is a recurring theme throughout the entire book. Cuba is so close, then it vanishes. They move to safety, but the war follows. Jim is finally safe at home except that feeling that overtakes him.
The themes are so real for our modern world. So many friends have experienced trauma, PTSD, attempted suicide and the loss of faith. This gripping tale confronts all of those things as it gracefully paints a portrait that will leave you feeling satisfied and smiling in the end.
Bonnie5 Stars Out Of 5Long Way HomeJune 23, 2022BonnieQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lynn Austin has once again written a brilliant, heart changing story representing two families of different countries, languages, and faiths. Tragedy brought them together in the most unusual way. The story is set during World War II, the horrific war that displayed some of the most inhumane cruelty our world has ever seen. And yet, it is a story of resilient faith, love, and courage and the ability of God to heal even the most broken with the power of His love.
Lynn's historic novels are always well researched and written with respect and honor to history and with the careful and accurate handling of God's Word. Long Way Home would make a great book club read as it prompts great conversation.
Pbjvdbb5 Stars Out Of 5Big Themes Tackled By Big Hearts!June 23, 2022PbjvdbbQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Big themes tackled by big hearts. Set in and after WWII, Lynn Austin lets the reader take a peek through the lens of several people living their own stories of unimaginable fear, tragedy and suffering. Yet at the same time it is the love and friendship that ties these wonderful people together.
Big hearts drew me into the story. Such tenacious friendship, unending hope through darkness. It gives me hope in these uncertain times we live in currently.
Beautifully written like only Lynn can.
I highly recommend this book. You won't regret it.
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