All Things New

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Baker Books, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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New Historical Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!

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.
 

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User Review  - Army Mom - Christianbook.com

All things new is set in post -civil war Virginia and is the story of how God’s grace and forgiveness can heal the deepest of wounds. Josephine Weatherly, is oldest daughter and has survived the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Betty-Anne - LibraryThing

Fantastic read for any lover of historical fiction. The characters blossom from the very beginning of the novel, and you feel as if you know them on a personal level. It is hard to imagine life with ... Read full review

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Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won eight 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. Learn more at www.lynnaustin.org.

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