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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (562 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Austin Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470323868
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Fans of inspirational fiction eagerly devour historical novels from Christy Award winner Lynn Austin. In All Things New , the acclaimed author weaves a tale set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, return to their Virginia plantation, but their once-grand home has lost its lustre. Jo’s father and brother are dead, and the war has left her remaining brother broken and embittered. Bonding with Lizzie, one of the few remaining servants, Jo struggles to rebuild her life—and her faith in God. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reconstruction-era South is realistically recreated.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Austin deftly weaves this story about the Reconstruction era. Strong heroines with depth make this a sure bet not only for [Christian fiction] fans, but mainstream fiction readers as well.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mary Ethington | 1/25/2014

    " I did like it, but it wasn't a satifing read like most of her's. I felt myself liking the wrong guy and wanting her to end up with him. I wanted things to happen that never did. I wanted characters to develop more than they did. I liked the guy she ended up with but thought of him as more the brother type and yet I new there was a chance at the beginning that was likely who she would end up with but I was cheering for the guy she was taking care of. Then I discovered something horrible about his past, but I believe in repentance and changing so I guess I hoped he had changed enough the the truth coming out would start to cleanse his soul and allow him to heal and be kind and find love. I might be way off to other's thinking but this book just didn't do it for me romantically. It was still a good read and historically I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omi | 12/15/2013

    " Another fantastic book by Lynn Austin! :) I like how there is deep feeling and emotion woven in. The arguments are realistic to what people from the South would have probably felt after the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Winfield | 12/14/2013

    " This was enjoyable. I wish more people could have thought like that at the end of every war. Maybe there would be less of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Persch | 12/9/2013

    " Wow! Another great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/27/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but that's no surprise as I really enjoy Lynn Austin's books. Setting is in the South after the war, trying to return to things like they were before the war, but discovering that things had to change in order to move forward. Good story and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/10/2013

    " Post Civil War story set in the south. Religiously inclined. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 11/8/2013

    " Enjoyable reading, giving insight to the difficult changes that plantation families as well as slaves had to face after the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 10/30/2013

    " Great historical fiction. Nice to read a book that can tell a story without getting trashy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 10/27/2013

    " This was like reading gone with the wind. An era lost and people's trials to change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy T | 10/10/2013

    " Listening to this - great book so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 10/2/2013

    " Austin is a great Christian historical fiction author. I had not read much in the way of Reconstruction fiction -- this was insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi Warden | 5/2/2013

    " Good Book, a bit over religious at times. Over all great message and story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethany | 12/26/2012

    " Incredibly cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin King | 12/25/2012

    " Super fun, easy Christmas break read. A few things that make you think and a lot of moments to just escape to another time and place. The end is rather neat and tidy, but that is what you expect from a book like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 11/15/2012

    " Entertaining enough, but very predictable and contrived. "

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