All Things New

All Things New

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Bloomington, MN : Bethany House Publishers, 2015.
ISBN: 9781441260468
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this book! Beautifully written!

Aug 09, 2013

This is my first Lynn Austin book. I enjoyed it and will be reading more of her books. It was a nail biter and historically interesting. The power of prayer was a wonderful theme throughout.

Jun 13, 2013

There is good insight in this book, not just related to the post-Civil War reconstruction era in the South, but for all of our lives.


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Jun 13, 2013

Three women struggle to find their way in the aftermath of the Civil War, a plantation owner, her daughter, and their former slave. The men in their lives influence them in different ways to make changes for the better in themselves and in their world.

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