Item description for All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin...
Overview "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.
Publishers Description All She Ever Wanted is the emotion-packed 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. Kathleen has been estranged from her family for 35 years, and she is torn between the need to forgive and the urge to forget. Hoping to find answers that will patch the wounds of her tattered heart and salvage her relationship with her daughter, Kathleen embarks on a journey into her family's mysterious past.
Citations And Professional Reviews All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 11/01/2005 page 58
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 47
Publishers Weekly - 09/05/2005 page 37
Ingram Advance - 10/01/2005 page 165
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.46" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764228897 ISBN13 9780764228896
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 All She Ever Wanted?
One of the best books I've ever read... Feb 12, 2007
I can honestly say Lynn Austin's "All She Ever Wanted" was one of the best stories I've ever read. It stayed in my heart and mind long after I finished reading. Lynn is not only a talented writer, but her story grabs your emotions in an inspiring vice and refuses to let go! In "All She Ever Wanted", Lynn presented a unique plot in a rare way that almost seems "backward" to the traditional storylines of today. But it works! Oh, it works! =)
EXCELLENT BOOK Jan 9, 2007
This book covers 4 generations of a family that immigrates to the United States. It reflects how the lives of our ancestors can affect us today. It starts with a family today and goes backwards to each generation and tells the story of their lives. This book was very captivating.
Fascinating! Aug 15, 2006
I could hardly tear myself away from this book. The author brought the situations and feelings of the characters to life so well, I felt like I was there. Also emphasizes the significance of planting seeds of faith in a young person's life even when we don't see immediate results.
Lynn Austin- talented author Mar 9, 2006
All She Ever Wanted is one of those books you can't put down. The characters are engaging, the settings well-described and the stories believable and insightful. This author is immensely talented at bringing others' realities to light in ways that help us understand human existence and experiences with God.
Thought-provoking read! Nov 14, 2005
All she ever wanted was a loving husband, a close family, and a beautiful house in the suburbs. And Kathleen is living out her dream, or so she believes, when her daughter Joelle is arrested for shoplifting. As a part of her reconciliation with Joelle, Kathleen finds she must let go of her current dream life and face the reality of her past. Even as a Christian, she finds this too painful to bear.
Kathleen receives a homecoming invitation from her sister, and encouraged by her husband and daughter, she agrees to revisit her hometown. Kathleen and Joelle take the trip together, and together they begin to understand the mysteries of the past--not only Kathleen's but also her mother Eleanor and her grandmother Fiona. In this light, Kathleen is able to truly forgive and live anew.
All She Ever Wanted is the first book that I have read by Lynn Austin, but I will go back and read her previous releases. I found her style to be an easy read--her story is compelling and draws me into her characters. Her message about understanding and forgiveness makes me to consider my own life.
"Let what we suffer teach us to be merciful--let our sins teach us to forgive."
Armchair Interviews says: Lynn Austin provides a thought-provoking yet entertaining read for everyone.