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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. 41 Reviews
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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.
GramsAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5InsightfulJune 22, 2022GramsAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The settings in this dual timeline novel are greatly separated by miles, but not by years. Jimmy Barnett, a college student who ends up going to war in Europe rather than to veterinary school, is the link between the storylines. Peggy, a good friend who is more like a little sister, is key to his present in 1946 to 1947 while Gisela is key to his past. The reader is kept in suspense for quite some time as to the actual link between Jimmy and Gisela as he or she reads Gisela's history from 1938 to 1947. As Jimmy and some of his buddies struggle with battle fatigue, now recognized as PTSD, and with wavering faith in light of the horrors of war, Austin does an amazing job of showing paths to healing and reconciliation. She gives one of the most insightful responses I have ever heard or read to the age-old question of why does God allow bad things to happen to good people.
I highly recommend Long Way Home to anyone seeking a book with a great depth of meaning, and am grateful to have received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers via NetGalley without obligation. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Kris4 Stars Out Of 5Tackles tough topics with compassion and respectJune 22, 2022KrisQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Once again, Lynn Austin brings life to tragic historical events in a way that is honoring and compassionate. She tackles many hard topics such as suicide, PTSD, genocide, and depression but, as usual, weaves themes of hope and redemption throughout. The story follows two women as they navigate pre- and post-war challenges. While the topics felt heavy to read at times, the characters draw you in and keep you reading until the end to discover how their stories connect and how they found hope through faith.
rjh5 Stars Out Of 5A Long Way Home - Lynn AusinJune 22, 2022rjhLike all of Lynn Austin's books, this is one that can be read more than once. My favorite thing about Lynn's book is the inspirational insight her books gives. This story of courage - friendship and faith will not disappoint.
Holley5 Stars Out Of 5A Work of ArtJune 21, 2022HolleyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Set during the period of World War 2 and immediately following, "Long Way Home" tells the historically-based, fictional story of hurting souls all over the world - primarily a Jewish young lady who fled Nazi-occupied Germany on the MS St. Louis, two American soldiers both fighting the demons of war that followed them home, and an all-American girl who is struggling to find her purpose in a less than perfect world. As the war strips away all human comforts, dignity, and even loved ones, each of them question the God that they thought they knew. How can a picture of a pretty, young nurse, an address written in the front of a war-time Bible that no one wants to read, and a three-legged dog be important parts of God's plan to bring good from one of the most horrific wars in all of history? You'll have to read the book!
Compassion will stir within you as Lynn tackles the hardest of war topics with grace and respect. From the Jewish refugees sailing across the ocean to the soldiers undergoing radical treatments in their local VA Hospitals, Lynn provides a bird's eye view. I've read all of Lynn's books, and they're all fabulous, but I think this may be my favorite yet. I highly recommend this book!
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