First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven. Soon the three find themselves among the huddled masses bound for America - the promised land of dreams and second chances. Yet amidst the hardships of their journey, these brave young ladies determine to let nothing stop them from reaching a place they can call home.
©2008 Lynn Austin; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
"Austin, three-time Christy Award winner, scores again with an engrossing tale of loss, determination and hope." (Publishers Weekly)
Lynn Austin has yet to disappoint me with one of her stories. Always so neatly woven together & mixed with history I find them hard to resist and put down. This is most certainly Christian Fiction, which for me is another added bonus.
Some listeners may feel concerned upon the opening scene where it's implied that something very wrong has happened between an uncle & a niece, but whatever that thing is, it's never mentioned in any detail in the book. It's merely an always lingering fact between some of the characters.
I really enjoyed this book, I could hardly put it aside. It was realistic in it's portrail of the struggles one faces as a result of abuse. Yet the message of hope was evident. I quickly fell in love with each of the girls and wanted the best for each. The narrator did a good job over all but her voice seemed a little too mature for a story about young women.
Such a great story! Wonderfully developed characters and lots of surprises. Lynn Austin's skill at depicting historical time periods is amazing. I'm on a quest to read all of her books now. Recording could have been improved...later in the book I could hear the narrator smacking her lips and maybe even turning pages...yikes!
Yes and probably will. I started it because it was written by Lynn Austin
When Mrs Anderson's heart softened
I really enjoyed the buckets catching water from the leaking roof.
I laughed and cried. I loved it!
Characters were relatable! As usual Lynn Austin draws you in and teaches you something in the process!!!
A happy ending...always gets me...but you must keep the faith!
A wise voice...does that make sense?!
Never never never give up...God's got a plan for your life!!
I thought this might be an interesting book, but I found it rather dull. I gave up listening after a while and moved on to something bettter.
The writing of Lynn Austin is wonderful. She keeps you captivated with each character to the point you don't want to put the book down. I felt like I was in each scene and felt the emotion of each sister as they went from one experience to another. I love how the sisters kept their ties to each other all the way through.
This book was one I couldn't stop listening to. The main characters are each so likable. I really loved how God's faithfulness was so evident and weaved a beautiful tapestry. This book is a great encourager of faith in God.
Met more than my expectation but Lynn Austin has such. Way of weaving a story around God working in our lives.
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