Sunday, October 04, 2009

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Though Waters Roar

· Bethany House (October 1, 2009)


Lynn Austin


Along with reading, two of Lynn's lifelong passions are history and archaeology. While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue graduate studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary. She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah. This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.

Lynn resigned from teaching to write full-time in 1992. Since then she has published twelve novels. Five of her historical novels, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, A Proper Pursuit, and Until We Reach Home have won Christy Awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009 for excellence in Christian Fiction.

Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005. Lynn's novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel.


"Thank goodness you're such a plain child. You'll have to rely on your wits."

So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence. But my wits hadn't served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (for Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart.

So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I've been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning.

Harriet Sherwood has always adored her grandmother. But when Harriet decides to follow in her footsteps to fight for social justice, she certainly never expected her efforts to land her in jail. Nor did she expect her childhood enemy and notorious school bully, Tommy O'Reilly, to be the arresting officer.

Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family--and their deep faith in the God of justice and righteousness--brings Harriet to the discovery of her own goals and motives for pursuing them.

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Come and visit with those on this blog tour:

Abi at lighter side
Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Jane at Mozi Esmé
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at I Need To Read
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at Heart Prints
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sally at Book Critiques
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

April Erwin said...

Mine posts at midnight.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up

Andi said...

Up and Pinged.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up at

Kim said...

Posted with a review and pinged! Had to do some serious reading to get this one done! Whew!

Great book!

Mel said...

Post is up.

Betsy St. Amant said...

Posted and pinged!

Adam Blumer said...

My copy arrived only two days ago, so no review yet. But the blurb is posted and pinged.

Deanna said...

I just received this book on Saturday so I haven't had time to read it, but I fully expect it to be as wonderful as everything else she has written.

stampedwithgrace said...

Haven't received yet.

posted :)

Tarasview said...


Stephanie said...

Scheduled to post on Wednesday... :-)

carla stewart said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow. No book yet.

Pam Meyers said...

Got the book Friday, but busy weekend didn't allow me to get far into the book. I love what I've read so far. I posted, using a review of what I've read so far and the blurb provided.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged! :)

Shauna said...

Posted and pinged and will add a review after I've read the book.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with a short review at

Deborah said...

mine's up

Ruth said...


Jendi said...

Posted today because I finished it yesterday.

Jenny said... to ping...

KeepItSimple said...


Sally Bradley said...

Posted and pinged. Gave short review of what I've read so far. Book came too late. Rats.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review to come later.

SmilingSally said...

Whew! Received, read, reviewed, and posted! On to ping.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Janna said...

I received it on Monday and finished it Tuesday, posted and reviewed today. Cutting it awfully close with the arrival though!

MoziEsmé said...


Becky said...

my review is up

southeastcountrywife said...

I had previously posted the tour for this book but have now read it and done a personal review at