Item description for Hidden Places: A Novel by Lynn Austin...
Overview A widowed mother of three, desperately struggling to run the family orchard in the midst of the Great Depression, finds herself drawn to, yet fearful of, the stranger who arrives asking to work for food. Original.
Publishers Description A deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago. Now widowed with three young children, she faces mounting debts and the realization it is all up to her. But she has no idea how to run an orchard alone. When a stranger appears at her doorstep, Eliza guesses he is no different than the other out-of-luck characters searching for work during the Depression. But the familiarity with which Gabe tends to the farm raises unanswered questions. With a vulnerable heart, she is unwittingly drawn to his gentle ways. But Eliza also fears that Gabe hides a past and motives that could jeopardize all she has fought to attain for herself and her children....
Awards and Recognitions Hidden Places: A Novel by Lynn Austin has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christy Awards - 2002 Winner - North Amer Historical category
Citations And Professional Reviews Hidden Places: A Novel by Lynn Austin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Rev. Redefining Ministry - 11/01/2002 page 95
Publishers Weekly - 06/25/2001 page 44
Romantic Times - 08/01/2001 page 118
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.52" Height: 1.13" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764221973 ISBN13 9780764221972
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More About Lynn Austin
Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, 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 near Chicago, Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hidden Places: A Novel?
Better than the movie Jan 9, 2007
This book was made into a Hallmark movie. The movie does not do this book justice. The book is much better and tells you things that are left out of the movie. The book is more in depth on the character relationships than the movie and gives you character background information. Excellent Read!
. . . and things not being what they seem. Lynn Austin weaves the consequences of bitterness, deceit into a satisfying tale of redemption and fresh starts. Lots of heart, some humor and a whole lot of trying to figure out why people do what they do.
Excellent Jan 24, 2006
This is an excellent book. I could not put it down! I loved the characters. I am new to Christian fiction and am finding it just as good as other fiction out there and a more wholesome read.
You can't hide forever Aug 8, 2005
I loved this book. In fact I have read it three times, and when I get it back (I lent it out) I will read it again. The main woman in this story was hiding/ running from God, her dad, but most of all herself. Eventually it all caught up with her when she found out that she could not make it without the ones who love her. Mixed in with it all is a beautiful love story that any girl/ woman would cry over (and I did several times). I loved this book, and one day when I have little girls, I know that they will love it to.
A great book Jun 25, 2004
This book focuses on a widow and her family, while they are struggling through the Great Depression and trying to hold onto the family orchard. After Eliza is widowed, 2 very important people come into her life. First, there is Aunt Batty, a seemingly eccentric old woman, who is also very wise and Godly. Then there is Gabe, a "hobo" who she nurses back to health.
I thought this was a very interesting book to read. I loved the characters and how well developed they were. I loved Aunt Batty and her love story with Walter. She initially came across as eccentric, but ended up to be a very wise, loving woman.
She helped Eliza to realize that her family, although flawed, loved her very much and urged her to forgive them and become close to God. Gabe was such a wonderful, loving character, as well. It was very easy to hate Frank Wyatt for the way he abused his family. And I pitied Lydia, who seemed to be such a weak person, for not standing up to Frank when he was abusing the kids and for other things that happened in the book, which I won't reveal for fear of spoiling the ending. Lynn Austin also did a good job of not sugar coating the Great Depression.
This was a great story of love, family, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Lynn Austin is a gifted writer.