Until We Reach Home
When circumstances in Sweden become unbearable, the three Carlson sisters decide to immigrate to Chicago. As hardship becomes their constant companion, they wonder if their hopes for the future can ever be realized. Only in crossing a seemingly endless ocean...
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When circumstances in Sweden become unbearable, the three Carlson sisters decide to immigrate to Chicago. As hardship becomes their constant companion, they wonder if their hopes for the future can ever be realized. Only in crossing a seemingly endless ocean will they find the true meaning of love, faith, and home
Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's death and father's suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help. Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.
Lynn Austin, a former teacher who writes and speaks full time, has won three Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.
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.