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Overview Leaving their homelands for America, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin a difficult journey where they endure the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island--a journey where each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.
Publishers Description Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's death and father's suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help. Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.
From Publishers Weekly In 1897, the promise of the gold-paved streets of America can heal the broken hearts and lives of orphans Elin, Kirsten and Sofia Carlson, if only they survive the transatlantic trip from Sweden. Family secretsranging from the disgrace of suicide to shameful relationschurn like the ocean itself during a two-week crossing, only to haunt the girls after they reach Ellis Island. From the first sighting of Lady Liberty through their travails to reach a newly rebuilt Chicago, the girls discover their strengths, a variety of new acquaintances and, most importantly, each other. And while they quickly experience the immigrant's harsh realities, they also find a way to make a life in their new world. Complete with room for happily-ever-after, this rich tale will not disappoint historical romance fans. Austin, three-time Christy Award winner, scores again with an engrossing tale of loss, determination and hope. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 10/01/2008 page 43
CBA Retailers - 07/01/2008 page 68
Library Journal - 09/01/2008 page 106
Romantic Times - 10/01/2008 page 69
Publishers Weekly - 09/01/2008 page 37
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.54" Height: 1.11" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764204955 ISBN13 9780764204951
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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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