Return To Me by Lynn Austin ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway
From the Acclaimed Author of Chronicles of the Kings
After decades of exile, the prophecies are coming true–King Cyrus has declared the Jews may return to Jerusalem. Iddo, a priest, is sure this is a sign of God’s renewed favor. For too long they've remained in Babylon, and many, including Iddo’s sons, are losing the faith that sets them apart. And so only a few choose to leave everything to return–return to their home and their God.
Nothing about their journey to the Promised Land is easy. As hardships mount, even the faithful, like Iddo’s beloved wife, Dinah, question the sacrifice of following God’s leading. Zechariah, Iddo’s oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather’s ancient beliefs and the family they left behind. But one life-changing encounter with the Holy One gives him insight that will change Zechariah–and history–forever.
"Return To Me" pulls the reader back to Biblical days when the Israelites were leaving Babylon headed back to Jerusalem. The author's rich details not only to place and time but the detail that she provides with the characters and their daily lives really allows this story to come to life. While the main characters of the story were interesting it was the story of the prophet Zechariah that really grabbed me, it was so interesting to see his transformation boyhood to eventually becoming a prophet. As a fan of Biblical fiction I found this a compelling read, I was actually a bit intimidated with this book at first after all it's over 400 pages and I wondered how the author might hold my attention,but the story flows so well, and the story was so compelling that there really was never a down time. The author's attention to detail, along with holding closely to Biblical truth really made this a stand out story for me. Overall, this was a story that not only brings the Bible to life, but also tells the story in such a way that makes the characters seem very real, instead of ancient people that are hard to understand. After reading this book I was compelled to pull out my Bible and read the stories in the Bible. I think this book would make a wonderful group read, and if you're a fan of historical fiction that gives wonderful glimpses of faith, love, and choosing the right path, that just happens to take place during Biblical times then you really should check out this story.
Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.
Lynn is celebrating the release with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and connecting with readers during her October 22nd Facebook Author Chat party.
One winner will receive:
A Kindle Fire HDX
Return to Me by Lynn Austin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 22nd. Winner will be announced at the “Return To Me” Facebook Author Chat Party on October 22nd. Connect with Lynn and friends for an evening of book chat, biblical trivia, prizes, and get an exclusive look at the next book in Lynn’s Restoration Chronicles series!
So grab your copy of Return to Me and join Lynn on the evening of October 22nd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)
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