“One of the genre’s best historical fiction novelists.”—Library Journal

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

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…

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About The Author

Lynn Austin has sold more than one and a half million copies of her books worldwide. She has won multiple Christy Awards for her historical fiction, and was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame. Her novel Hidden Places was made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan.