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All Things New (edition 2012)

by Lynn Austin

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Title:All Things New
Authors:Lynn Austin
Info:Bethany House Publishers (2012), Paperback, 416 pages
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Loved it,lilly loved it,gave it to lilly ( )
  cowlover1 | Jul 22, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
All Things New was a book set during the reconstruction era of the United States. It follows two families, a previous slave family and the other was the previously wealthy female slave owners and how they both try to rebuild their lives after the Civil War. Excellent book but hard to read some scenes that demonstrate the hatred that existed during this time. ( )
  LauraAdams | May 26, 2016 |
The writing style appealed to me and I was drawn to the characters from the onset, but this book really is nothing more than the same old 'I am a post civil war survivor. Look at me grow and survive.' That bit is really just played out with me. ( )
  StephLaymon | Jan 26, 2016 |
Wow!! This was a terrific book. It is a story of Richmond, Virginia just after the Civil War. It is about how the attitudes of the South and the North toward slavery need to mesh together. It is about change in our country. ( )
  ChildofGod | Dec 11, 2015 |
Fantastic read for any lover of historical fiction.
The characters blossom from the very beginning of the novel, and you feel as if you know them on a personal level.
It is hard to imagine life with slaves, and then as they become free after the war.
Lynn describes how God can make all things new in life by giving people new beginnings.
  Betty-Anne | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764208977, Paperback)

New Historical Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. But the bitter realities of life after the war cannot be denied: their home and land are but shells of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. The privileged childhood Josephine enjoyed now seems like a long-ago dream. And the God who failed to answer any of her prayers during the war is lost to her as well.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak...but a bitter hatred fuels her.

With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:18 -0400)

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine vows to rebuild her family's once-grand Virginia plantation. But in the face of such destruction, is redemption and faith in God possible? The difficult years of the Reconstruction era are brought to life by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.… (more)

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Editions: 0764208977, 0764210556

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