Monday, 8 October 2012

Book Review - All Things New by Lynn Austin

Publisher's blurb: The war is over. The South has lost.

Josephine Weatherly struggles to pick up the pieces of her life when her family returns to their Virginia plantation. But the realities of life after the war cannot be denied: her home and land are but a shell of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. 

Her life of privilege, a long-ago dream.

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. 

Can hope--and a battered faith in God--survive amid the devastation?

My Review: This is the third book by this author I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the previous 2. The characters all all extremely believable. There are several interesting story lines within the main story. It flowed well and was an easy read. It made you think about what is important in life. It also gave insight to how utterly boring the life of a privileged young woman must have been for that time period. It touched on how people's core beliefs may be something they were just raised to believe as acceptable while they never questioned whether they are correct or not. I'd definitely recommend this book to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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