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Lynn Austin

Born:
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Austin lives in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Awards:
    '''Christy Award''' for

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: http://www.lynnaustin.org
Lynn Austin on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lynn+austin


Selected Titles

A light to my path /
ISBN: 1556614446 OCLC: 55600956

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?

A proper pursuit /
ISBN: 0764228919 OCLC: 141484220

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: 9780764228902 OCLC: 70107109

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: 9781449895594 OCLC: 827688342

Recorded Books ; Prince Frederick, MD : 2011, ℗2006.

Kathleen Seymour is a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late.

All she ever wanted /
ISBN: 0764228897 OCLC: 61487956

"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.

  Among the gods
ISBN: 9781410408259 OCLC: 228632425

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2008.

Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt, but as years pass, his desire for vengeance becomes an obsession.

Among the gods /
ISBN: 0764229931 OCLC: 64897465

"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: 50143416

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.

Eve's daughters
ISBN: 9781441202239 OCLC: 830553657

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.

Eve's daughters /
ISBN: 0764221957 OCLC: 41400670

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.

Faith of My Fathers :
ISBN: 9781441203007 OCLC: 727646984

Baker Pub. Group, Grand Rapids : 2006.

Chronicles of the King Book 4 - 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 their fathers' kingdom.

Faith of my fathers :
ISBN: 0764229923 OCLC: 61731378

"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.

Fire by night
ISBN: 9780764211911 OCLC: 54525275

Bethany House, Minneapolis, Minn. : ©2003.

Beautiful Julia Hoffman has always lived a carefree life. When she discovers that the man she's had her eye on thinks she's spoiled, she's determined to prove him wrong. She defies her family and becomes a Union nurse, spending her days helping suffering soldiers get well--and finding healing for her own heart.

Fire by night /
ISBN: 1556614438 OCLC: 52547556

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.

  Fire by night :
ISBN: 9781490660820 OCLC: 922559574

Recorded Books ; Prince Frederick, Md. : 2015, ℗2004.

Despite social restrictions on single women, two strong-willed girls fight for the chance to pursue their dreams. Strength of character, determination, and faith foster their transformation into womanhood.

Gods & kings :
ISBN: 0764229893 OCLC: 56370732

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.

Hidden places :
ISBN: 9781441202796 OCLC: 700268420

Bethany House, Minneapolis, Minn. : ©2001.

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.

Hidden places :
ISBN: 0764221973 OCLC: 46769432

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.

Song of redemption
ISBN: 9780786295913 OCLC: 154706269

Thorndike Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2007.

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.

Song of redemption :
ISBN: 0764229907 OCLC: 57730959

"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: 9781410420985 OCLC: 191732448

Thorndike Press, Detroit : 2008, ©2005.

Desperate to provide a successor to her husband's throne, Hephzibah makes a forbidden pact with the fertility goddess Asherah.

The strength of His hand :
ISBN: 0764229915 OCLC: 60767053

"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.

  Though waters roar
ISBN: 9781490653273 OCLC: 890468932

Recorded Books, Inc., Prince Frederick, Md. : ℗2010.

Five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin spins an enthralling, multi-generational tale spanning from 1848 to 1920. While 20-year-old Harriet is behind bars, she reviews the history of her great-grandmother's fight against slavery, her grandmother's crusade against 'demon rum, ' and her mother's struggle for women's suffrage. Now she longs for the courage to leave her own legacy.

Though waters roar :
ISBN: 0764204963 OCLC: 311751901

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: 9781441218636 OCLC: 730257221

Bethany House, Minneapolis, Minn. : [2010], ©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.

  Until we reach home /
ISBN: 0764204955 OCLC: 216937312

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.

Wings of refuge
ISBN: 9781585584154 OCLC: 866855687

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.

Wings of refuge /
ISBN: 0764221965 OCLC: 43287772

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.

 

 

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