Sunday, October 17, 2010

While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
While We're Far Apart
Bethany House (October 1, 2010)
Lynn Austin


It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.

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, starring actress Shirley Jones. Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.


In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother.

Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie's wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war.

And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary. But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front will go from bad to worse.

Yet these characters will find themselves growing and changing in ways they never expected--and ultimately discovering truths about God's love...even when He is silent.

If you would like to read the first chapter of While We're Far Apart, go HERE.

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April at Projecting A
Becky at Joyful Mother
Beth at The Write Message
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Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Casey at Writing For Christ
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
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Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
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Michelle Sutton said...

Posting tonight.

Deborah Vogts said...

Posted. Thanks!

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review

Ruth said...


Pattie said...

Posted and reviewed. Thanks!

Heart2Heart said...

The review is up and posted. What a great book.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

SmilingSally said...

Loved this one!

Adam Blumer said...

My mom and wife just loved this one. I've added it to my own TBR pile. My mom plans to submit a review as well.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted -- will have to add a review later.

Jasmine said...


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Will be up in the AM (Tuesday) with review.

Go Ahead and Wear the Purple

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with short review.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great read!

Georgiana said...

Scheduled to post on Wed morning =)

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Lynetta said...

Mine's up.

Deanna said...


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Brittanie said...


Anonymous said...

Great and review are up

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Molly said...

Scheduled to post Wednesday afternoon!!

Casey said...

Posted w/ review.

Stephanie said...

LOVED this one!! I stayed up until 1:30 Sunday night and didn't even realize I had!

Posted with short review.

Janna said...

Posted with review

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted with a review.