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Monday, 30 April 2018

While We’re Far Apart ~ Lynn Austin

Narrated by Suzanne Toren  (3.5) WWII USA-centric  Christian fiction 
I had to give Penny, a key character in the book, time to get some spunk – in the first few chapters she was a feather-headed romantic and just flat out irritating!  She eventually grew in character, courage, and gumption.  I appreciated the twists and turns Austin took us on in this book, with the take away for me from this story being, regardless of what things look like in our life to we can trust in God to comfort and lead us through troubles – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 
This book does have romance in it, but is clean and not sensuality based.  
Giving a heads up for those that are sensitive to the following topics:  adoption stories with harsh adoptive parents.  Teenage pregnancy (happened years before the book starts). Spouse/parent killed by a vehicle accident.  Children emotionally and physically abandoned by a widowed father (for a season).  War separating families by distance and death. The trauma of the Holocaust.

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