Preview: While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin
With an unprecedented five Christy Awards, bestselling author Lynn Austin proves to be the name that guarantees quality writing and storytelling. Her unique voice and ability to portray captivating characters and compelling relationships have made her a favorite with readers as well as garnered her wide acclaim. This fall she releases While We’re Far Apart, a new novel set amid the uncertainty of WWII. With skill and emotion, Austin brings to life the long season of waiting for those on the home front…and the unexpected miracles that reveal God’s presence and love, even when He is silent.
In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother. Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie’s wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war. And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary.
But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front goes from bad to worse. Broken and hurting, yet drawn together through difficult circumstances, a new kind of family is forged. And together they face the return they’ve all been waiting for...