Item description for Eve's Daughters by Lynn Austin...
Overview When her granddaughter's marriage begins to come apart, eighty-year-old Emma Bauer must finally confront the truth she has guarded for more than fifty years--a secret that has affected the lives of four generations of women in her family. Original.
Publishers Description What Would You Do If a Secret Was Causing Your Family to Crumble?
Is there a secret terrible enough that it should never be revealed, not even if it was tearing a family apart? For more than five decades Emma Bauer has kept one--carefully guarding it with all her strength, and for more than five decades that choice has haunted her life and also the lives of her daughters and granddaughter. Is it too late for wrongs to be righted? Does Emma even have the strength to let the healing power of truth work in her family?
The story of four generations of women and the powerful effects that their choices have had on their lives is at the heart of Eve's Daughters, an epic novel from author Lynn Austin. Grand in scope but tender and personal at the same time, it will please you as a fan of contemporary or historical fiction.
Exploring times from World War I to the 980s, Eve's Daughters is an insightful look at mothers, daughters, sisters, and families that allows you to see a little bit of yourself through the characters' triumphs, struggles, and hard-tested faith.
Yearning for love, dignity, and freedom, the four generations of women must come to terms with the choices they have made. Healing comes when the past is forgiven but only when they embrace God's forgiveness can they shatter the cycle that has ruled their lives over the decades.
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Awards and Recognitions Eve's Daughters by Lynn Austin has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2001 Nominee - Fiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews Eve's Daughters by Lynn Austin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 10/01/1999 page 326
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.6" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764221957 ISBN13 9780764221958
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynn Austin
Lynn Austin has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, she 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 in western Michigan. Learn more at www.lynnaustin.org.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Eve's Daughter?
A book every woman should read Sep 1, 2005
Eve's Daughter's is by far the best book I have ever read. It is touching and a very hard to put down. And by far it is the only book I have ever read that has made me cry. Lynn Austin takes us on a journey starting in the late 1800's to 1980 and weaves together a story of 4 woman who share their life expereinces of love, acceptance, and forgivness. I must say Emma and Patrick's story is what truly brought tears to my eyes. You could clearly see the love they have for each other but how they were trying to keep apart. Especially Emma, since she had to let the man she loved go free in order to pursue his dream. Eve's Daughter's is a book any woman should read whether young or old. It's a tale which weaves together what womanhood is about and in order to gain true peace and acceptance we must first find forgiveness from Christ. The book took me 5 days to read. It is pretty long...450+ pages my copy was and the print is fairly small. But the entire story was beautifully written and well worth the hours I spent reading it. Lynn Austin has now become my fav. author. I have read many of her other books before (this one being the latest) and I look forward to the books she will release in the future!
Every Christian Woman Should Read! Jan 14, 2005
I have read three of Lynn Austin's book and thus far, this is my favorite. She has weaved together so many different characters into one story and knows who she's writing about intimately. She is an excellent author in that she tells a story with such truth, timeliness and emotion. Your heart will be able to relate to so much in this book. A must read!
Wonderful! I loved it! May 14, 2004
I have never read a book that has made me think so deaply! I have never read a Lynn Austin book before, this is the first. I started it and I just couldn't put it down. I finished it about three days ago and I still can't seem to get it out of my mind. The people became so real to me, as if they were part of my family. I continue to feel the heartache and love for them. I keep having to remind myself that they are just fictional characters because they have become so real to me! I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone!!
Not typical Christian fiction Apr 15, 2004
Eve's Daughters chronicles the lives of four women over a span of 100 years, beginning in Germany in the late 1800s as a husband and wife immigrate to the U.S. Each woman in this novel as a powerful story, and each life reflects the generation before, yet all women are bound by a mysterious curse (hence the title). I have never read anything written by Lynn Austin before this novel, but this book was wonderful. From the moment I began the prologue, I knew I would like this book. All four women chronicled in the chapters face similar things that every woman encounters. Austin does not candy-coat life either or preach at the reader, like so many other Christian writers do. Her characters live realistic lives with ups and downs, laughter and tragedy, just like we all do. I was pleased to see that. I loved these characters, and I did not want the book to end. I look forward to reading more novels by Lynn Austin.
I loved it!! Dec 28, 2003
I read this book for the first time this past summer and it is excellent!! For me, it was a bit difficult to keep all the characters straight towards the beginning but once I started to see the 'big picture' of the book, the characters fell into place. It was a very easy read, but very thought-provoking and well written. I definitely recommend this book since it has become one of my absolute favorites!!