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Where We Belong

Lynn Austin
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Where We Belong

Lynn Austin

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Sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not your typical 1890s Chicago ladies. Accompanied by their somber young butler and streetwise maid, they set out on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more perilous, the four travelers must comes to grips with their true selves.

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Sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not your typical 1890s Chicago ladies. Accompanied by their somber young butler and streetwise maid, they set out on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more perilous, the four travelers must comes to grips with their true selves.
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:The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters

In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert--and into a sandstorm.

Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.

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Meet the Author

Lynn Austin

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.

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Wonderful!
5 stars By Iola, Oct 21 2017
Where We Belong starts in 1890, in the Sinai Desert, with forty-five year-old Rebecca Hawes traveling to St Catherine's Monastery to search for ancient copies of the Bible. It's a start that hooked me immediately, both because of the historical setting, and because of the age of the heroine-it's refreshing to read a novel where the heroine is out of her twenties.

The most fascinating thing is that Rebecca and Flora are based on real-life adventurers, Agnes and Margaret Smith, born in Scotland in 1843.

This explains one of the strengths of the novel-the feeling of historical authenticity that can only be gained by extensive research (and then leaving out most of the detail of that research). The other strength was related, and that was the Christian element. Rebecca and Flora (like the real-life Agnes and Margaret) were women of deep faith. They were intelligent women who had the strength of character to choose to follow God, not society, and who had endless compassion for the poor.

I'm a history fan, and I loved it from the first line to the last. (I don't think I stopped in between). Lynn Austin has yet to write a novel I haven't enjoyed, but I do think this is her best yet. 

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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A new book from my favourite author!
5 stars By Lauren, Oct 20 2017
With her remarkable turn of phrase and vivid descriptions, Lynn Austin's books are very hard to put down. Few authors can bring history to life as she does. Her characters become friends with whom readers can relate and empathise. As these characters navigate their way through the twists and turns of the story, the reader is challenged and encouraged by the way in which they live out or wrestle with their Christian faith. Scripture and discipleship are woven into the story beautifully and naturally. 

Inspired by a true story, 'Where We Belong' takes readers on a journey through time as two sisters, Rebecca and Flora, take adventures across the globe. It is a story of struggle; resisting pressure from others to conform to expectation and the rules of propriety, and striving to discover God's purpose in, and will for their lives. The story is set in 'present day' 1890, and narrates through recollections of the lives of these and other characters. The changing timeframes and vast scope of life experience therein limited the extent to which I felt I knew the characters compared to a dozen other Lynn Austin books I've read, and there were some events about which I'd have like to read a lot more. However, I really enjoyed the book. I empathised with the characters, 'lived' the ups and downs of their experiences and lost myself in the scenes of their adventures! 

Lynn Austin is an outstanding author!
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  • Catalogue Code 479788
  • Product Code 9780764217623
  • ISBN 0764217623
  • EAN 9780764217623
  • Pages 480
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2017
  • Sales Rank #502
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.426kg
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