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    Lynn Austin
    Tyndale House / 2022 / ePub
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  1. justcallmegrammy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another fabulous Lynn Austin historical fiction
    June 21, 2022
    justcallmegrammy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Long Way Home.
    Long Way Home is a moving story based around hard truths of history, actually unthinkable atrocities. But as usual, Lynn Austin crafts a beautiful, deep cast of characters that live out the carefully researched history of the Jews in WWII and American soldiers before, during and after the war. Each part of the expertly woven together story ranges from heart-wrenching to joyous. The topics are heavy but the story is sensitive and honors the struggles of our greatest generation as well as addressing the difficult question of how a good God can allow suffering and injustice. Both Peggy and Gisela are beautiful characters that create an emotional connection that made the book hard to put down. I highly recommend Long Way Home.

  2. Jola
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Hard to Put Down!
    June 21, 2022
    Jola
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Long Way Home.
    Long Way Home explores the horrors of WWII and the lasting impact on an American GI and a German-Jewish nurse. While I've read many novels from this time period, none of them have dealt with PTSD.

    The story is gripping. It's told from alternating points of view: Peggy, the young friend of the GI at the end of the war (1946), and Gisela, beginning at 16 years old on Kristallnacht (1938). I loved them both, but I identified with Peggy. Her love for animals, struggles within her home, being bullied at school, and deeply loyal to the neighbors who treated her as one of their own totally convinced me we were kindred spirits.

    My favorite part comes toward the end of the story, and I will not add spoilers, so suffice it to say that it was entirely satisfying! The characters are realistic, the plot is compelling, and although the subject matter is at times grim, I had a hard time putting it down! I was filled with Hope and encouraged to face my own struggles. This would be a good book for anyone who's dealt with trauma or depression, as well as those who love historical fiction and inspirational stories. I am strongly recommending it to our book club, library patrons and friends.
  3. IdahoHomeSchoolMomma
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Healing from the Difficult
    June 21, 2022
    IdahoHomeSchoolMomma
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Long Way Home.
    Many return from war never the same. The atrocities many; the minds of those involved cannot bare it. This intricately woven story, The Long Way Home, is a tender picture of those lives.

    To the backdrop of WWII Europe and America, it follows the story of one such young man: a compassionate, God fearing medic, Jimmy. It concurrently tells the story of another, Gisela, a devout Jewish nurse. Gisela loses many during the war. Jimmy nearly loses everything he has following the war.

    It follows the saga of those that love them and the unraveling of stories that lead them both to where they are. It's a hard-to-put-down, beautiful tapestry of the "difficult", the emotions involved, strength and Gods' healing. Dealing intensely with PTSD, it shines light on what our soldiers have gone through during wars. Its historically accurate also. Because of its depth, I wasnt sure I would like it in the beginning. As I read it however, the characters involved grew in my heart and it became very difficult to put down.

    I recommend it.
  4. Dwina Willis
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Post-WWII Fiction
    June 21, 2022
    Dwina Willis
    This review was written for Long Way Home.
    Lynn Austin has done it again in Long Way Home! It is the heart-wrenching story of Jimmy who returns from serving as a medic during WWII with battle fatigue, today called PTSD. He is not alone in this second battle as many of his comrades in arms are also struggling. His story is intertwined with one of a young Jewish girl, Gisela, who struggles to find safety and a home during and after the war. It is a story of friendship, love, family, faith, and hope overcoming the darkness. It illustrates the impact the kindness of one person can have in the life of another.

    Lynn wanted to bring to light not only the sacrifice our service men and women made to overthrow the Nazis, but the second front many faced when they came home. She also makes the readers aware of the aid given to the Jews by many and the long journey the surviving Jews had in finding a home after the war.

    The book is rich with scripture that is as applicable today in our current fight against evil as it was to Jimmy and his friends.
  5. RaeNolt
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Highly Recommend
    June 20, 2022
    RaeNolt
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Long Way Home.
    Lynn was a (new to me) author this year. This book captivated me from the 1st chapter all the way to the end. She has a way of writing that draws the reader in and creates a need to finish the book. I was fascinated by the historical side of the book and loved learning more about WWII. I have highly recommended this book to friends and talked about it on my social media several times
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