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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynn Austin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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-- Lynn Austin on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Austin lives in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won five Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, ''Hidden Places'', has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Though waters roar :
ISBN: 0764204963. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2009.

Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet Sherwood has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family--and their deep faith in God--brings Harriet to the discovery of her own goals.

Until we reach home /
ISBN: 0764204955. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2008.

Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's and father's suicides. Ellin writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help. Joining 16 million other immigrants who leave their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Ellin, Kirsten, and Sophia begin the long, difficult journey fraught with hardships.

A proper pursuit /
ISBN: 0764228919. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2007.

Set in Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, this is the story of Violet Hayes whose search to find her mother exposes the young woman to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her family's past--and, ultimately, Violet will discover herself.

A woman's place :
ISBN: 0764228900. OCLC Number:

Bethany House Publishers,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2006.

While their men fight on far-flung battlefields, America's women help produce what's necessary for victory. In a Michigan shipyard, four female co-workers forge strong bonds of friendship.

All she ever wanted /
ISBN: 0764228897. OCLC Number:

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"Lynn Austin presents a tale of family secrets, forgiveness, and reconcilation in the story of three generations of women: Kathleen, her mother, Eleanor, and her grandmother, Fiona. Each woman left home to escape her family's past and to start a new life"--Provided by publisher.

Hidden places :
ISBN: 0764221973. OCLC Number:

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Young widow Eliza, left alone to run Wyatt Orchards and raise three children, does not know how she is going to manage, when a stranger, Gabe, appears at her doorstep and turns out to be the answer to her prayers.

Wings of refuge /
ISBN: 0764221965. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2000.

Abigail MacLeod leaves her chaotic life and failing marriage and flies to Israel to embark on a difficult and tumultuous search for peace and faith.

Eve's daughters /
ISBN: 0764221957. OCLC Number:

Bethany House Publishers,. Minneapolis :. ©1999.

A novel of a family, this is the compelling story of four generations of women and the secret that has changed their lives. As a granddaughter's marriage unravels, only eighty-year-old Emma can free them from a legacy of wrong choices.

Gods & kings :
ISBN: 0764229893. OCLC Number:

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Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah's mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.

Song of redemption :
ISBN: 0764229907. OCLC Number:

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"When King Hezekiah discovers that God's Law forbids him to take multiple wives, he must choose one woman to love. He must also choose to trust God's promises when he decides to rebel against his powerful Assyrian overlords"--Provided by publisher.

The strength of His hand :
ISBN: 0764229915. OCLC Number:

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"God has rewarded Hezekiah's faithfulness with great wealth and power, but the king has much more to overcome. Will his faith sustain him against the ultimate enemy?"--Provided by publisher.

Faith of my fathers :
ISBN: 0764229923. OCLC Number:

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"Hezekiah's unexpected death puts his son in charge. The new king's angry heart puts him at odds with his best friend--drawing battle lines down the middle of their fathers' kingdom"--Provided by publisher.

Among the gods /
ISBN: 0764229931. OCLC Number:

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"Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt. But as years pass, Joshua's desire for vengeance becomes an obsession. Blinded by hatred, he makes rash decisions, placing his loved ones in jeopardy. Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unexpected awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it draws him from the dark inner seclusion where he often retreats. But what will it take for him to grasp the great love his heavenly Father has for him ... and for the chosen people of Judah?"--Page 4 of cover.

Candle in the darkness /
ISBN: 1556614365. OCLC Number:

Bethany House Publishers,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2002.

During the Civil War, Caroline Fletcher, the daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family, is drawn into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail.

Fire by night /
ISBN: 1556614438. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2003.

One deceived by a life of wealth and ease. The other desperate to flee her true identity. In a land shattered by war, unlikely heroes test the limits of their strength and discover that love has a meaning far beyond their imagination.

A light to my path /
ISBN: 1556614446. OCLC Number:

Bethany House Pub.,. Minneapolis, Minn. :. ©2004.

Never in her life did Kitty make a decision for herself. She was raised on a South Carolina plantation as the pet of her white master's daughter. Now, as a young adult, she must find the strength and faith to make the biggest decision ever. Will she stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or take off tonight for the north with Grady, the field slave she has come to love?


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