Eighty-year-old Emma Bauer has guarded a dark secret for more than fifty years. But when she sees her granddaughter's marriage begin to unravel, Emma realises her lies about her own marriage have poisoned those she loves most. Can she help...
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Eighty-year-old Emma Bauer has guarded a dark secret for more than fifty years. But when she sees her granddaughter's marriage begin to unravel, Emma realises her lies about her own marriage have poisoned those she loves most. Can she help her granddaughter break free of a legacy of wrong choices? 428 pages, from Bethany
A novel of a family, this is the compelling story of four generations of women and the secret that has changed their lives.
Is there a secret terrible enough that it should never be revealed, not even if it was tearing a family apart? For more than five decades Emma Bauer has kept one_carefully guarding it with all her strength, and for more than five decades that choice has haunted her life and also the lives of her daughters and granddaughter. Is it too late for wrongs to be righted? Does Emma even have the strength to let the healing power of truth work in her family? ^The story of four generations of women and the powerful effects that their choices have had on their lives is at the heart of Eve's Daughters, a new epic novel from author Lynn Austin. Grand in scope but tender and personal at the same time, it will please you as a fan of contemporary or historical fiction. ^^Exploring times from World War I to the 1980s, Eve's Daughters is an insightful look at mothers, daughters, sisters, and families that allows you to see a little bit of yourself through the characters' triumphs, struggles, and hard-tested faith. ^^Yearning for love, dignity, and freedom, the four generations of women must come to terms with the choices they have made. Healing comes when the past is forgiven but only when they embrace God's forgiveness can they shatter the cycle that has ruled their lives over the decades.
Lynn Austin has authored several works of fiction, including Candle in the Darkness and Hidden Places, both winners of Christy Awards. In addition to writing, Lynn is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and various church and school events. She and her husband have three children and make their home in Illinois.