Tuesday, October 09, 2012

All Things New by Lynn Austin

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
All Things New
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)
Lynn Austin


For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband's work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she'd earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. But the bitter realities of life after the war cannot be denied: their home and land are but shells of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. The privileged childhood Josephine enjoyed now seems like a long-ago dream. And the God who failed to answer any of her prayers during the war is lost to her as well.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak...but a bitter hatred fuels her.

With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.

If you would like to read the first chapter of All Things New, go HERE.

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Lynn can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Andie at Radiant Light
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Debra at Soul Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Erin at For Him And My Family
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Abi at Scraps of Life
Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Brooke at I Blog 4 Books
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Casey at Writing For Christ
Charity at Hosanna' Journey
Charity at Giveaway Lady
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Deborah at Country At Heart

Erin at Erin's Fiction Tidbits
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at Mother of Three
Jennifer at Book Reviews From A Book Lover
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at heartscribblings
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Seeking With All Yur Heart
Loren at The Heart Of A BookWorm
Lynetta at Open Book
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Sally at Book Critiques
Sharon at Hobbie On A Budget
Stephanie at A Cooking Bookworm
Susan at New Every Morning
Tori at Learning To Be Thrifty


Erin Slocum said...

Scheduled to go live in the am. http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-things-new-review.html

Tarasview said...

scheduled to post Friday morning

The IE Mommy - Christine said...


Heidi said...

My post is up! Definitely one of the best books I've read in 2012!


Tori Theriot said...


Deanna said...



jenmom said...

My post is up today:

Great and accurate portrayal!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/

SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's my review:


Ruth said...


jsparrow747 said...

All Things New on

Rulan said...

Posted here http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/

And David's here http://novelspotlight.blogspot.co.nz/

Lisa Johnson said...


Susan Stitch said...

Completed with review


A Cooking Bookworm said...

Posted with review: All Things New.

Lynetta said...

Mine's up!

Brittanie said...


Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post for tomorrow!

Joy Hannabass said...

Schedule for Friday

Georgiana Daniels said...

Scheduled for tomorrow morning :D

Janna said...

scheduled with review for Thursday morning - good book.

apple blossom said...

got'er posted


Adam Blumer said...

Posted. http://adamblumer.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-things-new-by-lynn-austin.html

Casey said...

Posted w/ review! http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2012/10/original-civil-war-novel-all-things-new.html

Jen said...

Posted with Review at http://bookreviewsfromabooklover.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-things-new-by-lynn-austin.html

Mocha with Linda said...

Mine is posting tonight at midnight. Great book. High probability this is #8. LOL

Mocha with Linda said...

Correction - this could be #9. I thought she 2012 was her 7th Christy. She's won 8. Good grief - she'll have to build a house just for her awards! LOL

Andi said...

Posted with no review, book just arrived.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Thanks! http://hobbiesonabudget.com/2012/10/12/all-things-new-book-review/

Brooke said...

Posted with review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-tour-all-things-new-by-lynn-austin.html

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. Hoping to get a review up tomorrow. I'm running so behind on my reading.

CarlybirdK said...


Lauri said...

Here's my review:

Erin Shepherd said...

Thank you! http://erinshepherd623.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/all-things-new-by-lynn-austin/

Cheryl Klarich said...


heartscribblings said...

Haven't got to read the book yet (still coming) but posted a link.

Julie J. said...


Charity said...

My post went up last week but lost internet with the weather. Link is below. http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-things-new-cfba-tour.html

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Posts with preview up, but forgot to leave link with all the surgery stuff.