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Jul 8, 2022

It's always a good day when you pick up a new Lynn Austin book and lose yourself in one of her amazing stories. That said, I panicked when I discovered that the book I thought was her latest was actually TWO books back!  EEEP!  So, find out what prompted Lynn Austin to delve into WWII fiction, about her latest release, and about the war in general. Bonus: there's a hint about what's coming, too! Listen in.

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Forgotten WWII Events Will Captivate You in This Inspiring Book

Back in the dark ages, otherwise known as my early homeschooling years, you know... the late '90s and early '00s, I read everything that Lynn Austin put out.  Then life happened. Writing happened, and when I got back to reading again, I was so far behind on authors that I didn't pick up her newest books. I had all these other authors to check out.

Stupid me.

Seriously, guys. What was I thinking?

Because Lynn Austin is still writing powerful Christian fiction with depth, historical importance, and faith lived on the page. And we don't want to miss out on that.  Her three most recent books are all WWII-inspired novels including: If I Were You, Chasing Shadows, and Long Way Home.

Learn about Lynn's research, her focus on how faith helps people do incredible things, and on how we must stay grounded in the Word if we can hope to stand fast in our faith.

Long Way Home by Lynn Austin

In this gripping portrait of war and its aftermath from bestselling author Lynn Austin, a young woman searches for the truth her childhood friend won’t discuss after returning from World War II, revealing a story of courage, friendship, and faith.

Peggy Serrano couldn’t wait for her best friend to come home from the war. But the Jimmy Barnett who returns is much different from the Jimmy who left, changed so drastically by his experience as a medic in Europe that he can barely function. When he attempts the unthinkable, his parents check him into the VA hospital. Peggy determines to help the Barnetts unravel what might have happened to send their son over the edge. She starts by contacting Jimmy’s war buddies, trying to identify the mysterious woman in the photo they find in Jimmy’s belongings.

Seven years earlier, sensing the rising tide against her people, Gisela Wolff and her family flee Germany aboard the passenger ship St. Louis, bound for Havana, Cuba. Gisela meets Sam Shapiro on board and the two fall quickly in love. But the ship is denied safe harbor and sent back to Europe. Thus begins Gisela’s perilous journey of exile and survival, made possible only by the kindness and courage of a series of strangers she meets along the way, including one man who will change the course of her life.

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