Lynn Austin’s “Where We Belong” Giveaway

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In honor of Lynn Austin’s new release, Legacy of Mercy, I’m giving away Lynn’s last release of Where We Belong.

Travel with two sisters into Egypt on the search for a Biblical manuscript. It’s a journey you won’t forget!

The matching bookmark and pen are included with this fantastic new book! (The pyramids and camel are not.)

Enter using the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway runs from September 13th at 12:00am (9/13 Thursday) through October 3rd (10/3 Wednesday 12:30am).  October 2nd is release day for Lynn Austin’s amazing new book, Legacy of Mercy! 

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About the Book: 

The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters

In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert–and into a sandstorm.

Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies’ maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.

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img_2340About Legacy of Mercy:

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can’t seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she’s learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden.

At the same time, unflattering stories about Anna are leaked by someone who would love to see her disgraced and her engagement broken. And as Anna tries to share her faith with her society friends, she understands that her choice to seek God’s purpose for her life isn’t as simple as she had hoped.

When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje’s been helping new Dutch immigrants, including a teen with a haunted past, adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.

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img_2351About the Author

For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband’s work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she’d earned at Hope College and Southern Connecticut State University to work as a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.

Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother, and daughter concerning the change in women’s roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve’s Daughters.

Along with reading, two of Lynn’s lifelong passions are history and archaeology. While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary. She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah. This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.

Lynn resigned from teaching to write full-time in 1992. Since then she has published 27 novels. Eight of her historical novels have won Christy Awards for excellence in Christian Fiction: Hidden Places (2001), Candle in the Darkness (2002), Fire by Night (2003), A Proper Pursuit (2007), Until We Reach Home (2008), Though Waters Roar (2009) While We’re Far Apart (2010), and Wonderland Creek (2011). She was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2013. Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005. Lynn’s novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring actress Shirley Jones. Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.

26 thoughts on “Lynn Austin’s “Where We Belong” Giveaway

  1. Trixi says:

    I would love to visit my mom in New Zealand! She moved there in May of 2001 and I miss her like crazy! A phone call or Skype video chat just isn’t enough. Plus, she’s sent pictures of all the places she’s been to and it’s a beautiful country. I would love for my husband and I to vacation there for like 3 months 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Where We Belong with a matching bookmark and pen! A very generous prize package 🙂

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  2. Rose Blackard says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book. It sounds great. Very interesting interview. I would like to visit Scotland and Ireland, but New Zealand is very beautiful, per the pictures I have seen.

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  3. Perrianne Askew says:

    I would love to do a Fall Canadian train ride to see some real fall foliage. I have a LOT of catching up to do in reading Lynn Austin’s books. I didn’t realize she had so many.

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  4. Brenda Murphree says:

    I would love to visit Israel and walk where Jesus walked. I would love to visit England, Australia, and the other parts of the U. S. that I haven’t visited.

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  5. Shamekka Sheffield says:

    I’ve been blessed to travel all over the Middle East during my time in the military. But I would love to go to Israel someday.

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  6. lorsna says:

    So many wonderful places, but Ireland has always called to me. It was a bonus to find out my husband also has wanted to visit there too. We haven’t ever traveled really though, so I am sure we’d be happy with most anywhere!

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