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A mystery, a seeking out, two willful ladies sussing out how to live for the Lord. Helping the down-trodden, seeking out his world. Let’s go out on a historical ride with Lynn Austin’s new book “Where we Belong”.
About the Book:
Rebecca and Flora Hawes are atypical Victorian women. Their strong love of adventure and their willingness to stick together in their search to be used of God leads them into the Sinai Desert in 1892. Travel with them along with Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a plucky street urchin learning to be their ladies’ maid. These two two women chasing rumors of an important biblical manuscript. Their trip is dangerous and uncertain, will they prevail?
What I thought.
Honestly… I could not get into this book. I tried. The girls seemed fascinating at the start of the book and I’m not sure if was due to my poor health over the past month and a lack of focus, but this book simply didn’t hold my interest. I skipped to the end as sometimes that makes me go “oh, I want to know how they reached that end”. Didn’t work this time. Sorry. Might have been the skipping around or .. I dunno. I skipped around enough to get a good feel for the book and it’s character development.
The characters were believable, they grew and developed throughout the book, some with surprising results. The historical details seemed spot on. Good premise for a book.
Where we Belong Lynn Austin Bethany House Fiction, Christian, Trade paperback, 475 pages Adult fiction Reviewed for: NutsAboutBooks. Where can you find: Amazon Link.