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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Lang Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Great War Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781440790379
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A Golden Heart Award winner and Christy Award finalist, Maureen Lang enthralls listeners with Look to the East, the first entry in her sweeping World War I trilogy. Caught on the front lines of the Great War and torn by feuding families, the French village of Briecort is rocked by fear, suspicion, and blame. As the tale unfolds, the chaste and tender love of an adopted villager and a Belgian refugee shines brightly against a dark backdrop of pride, vanity, and greed. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even if you aren’t a fan  of war stories, this is still a book not to be missed…[It] is so much more. Kudos for a smoothly written, interesting, and well-researched novel.”

    Historical Novel Review

  • “Set in the French hamlet of Briecourt, Lang’s first novel in her Great War romance series teems with conflict…A cautionary tale as well as a romance within an exciting framework of war, secrets, and blissful reunions.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “I’ve come to expect excellent prose from Maureen Lang, and Look to the East doesn’t disappoint. It gives a glimpse into the past that will make you reflect upon the characters and the message long after you’ve finished reading.” 

    Judith Miller, bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 1/16/2014

    " Wasn't sure I liked it in the beginning...it got a lot better the second half! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/27/2013

    " This was my first book by Maureen Lang and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters were lovable and real, and the setting was picturesque. The plot really picked up about halfway through the book (though there was plenty going on before that), and during the last few chapters I gripped the book and growled in frustration at the characters and situations! I'm looking forward to moving on the 2nd book in the series (Whisper on the Wind), and I was so excited to read the synopsis for #3 (Springtime of the Spirit) and find out that a character from Look To The East will return! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ansley | 12/23/2013

    " I actually didn't finish this one, mainly because the plot was predictable and the characters fell flat. I didn't feel at all connected to the story and just wasn't interested. Maybe next time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Huery | 12/23/2013

    " I'm surprised how much I liked this book. A nice easy read with a little Christian faith, romance and some historical fiction weaved in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Waters | 11/28/2013

    " This was an excellent book. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa M. | 11/17/2013

    " Book 1 of the series! It was very good--not like highling intriguing or "I can't put it down" but still a very nice story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 10/19/2013

    " Another slow one for me. Interesting setting, but not very memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this lovely story set in World War I, Northern France. The main character, Julitte, has a strong faith and we see this faith interwoven throughout the story. There is also a romance for Julitte in the tale. I look forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 7/5/2013

    " Ok, yes, I liked it, but it wasn't amazing. If you like war love stories where you kind of get a happy ending... this is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 4/2/2013

    " While I enjoyed the storyline and characters of Look to the East, in the end I found it a bit too cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 12/3/2012

    " It was fine. I skimmed a lot because it was pretty slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 11/4/2012

    " I actually listened to the audiobook and just didn't care for the narrator so that might have spoiled the story somewhat for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/9/2012

    " Interesting and enjoyable read about WWI in France. There is another one to this series and I will definitely plan to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 3/17/2011

    " Wasn't sure I liked it in the beginning...it got a lot better the second half! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/16/2010

    " I enjoyed this lovely story set in World War I, Northern France. The main character, Julitte, has a strong faith and we see this faith interwoven throughout the story. There is also a romance for Julitte in the tale. I look forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/8/2010

    " Really liked it, and definitely would like to read more from this author. I think I would have liked it better had they escaped before getting captured, it just didn't seem realistic--miracle or no. I guess I believe being warned to leave earlier would be just as much a miracle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/21/2010

    " Interesting and enjoyable read about WWI in France. There is another one to this series and I will definitely plan to read it. "

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About the Author
Author Maureen Lang

Maureen Lang has been writing stories since the age of ten, when she figured out a way to write the stories she feels like reading. Since then she’s become the award-winning author of more than a dozen published novels. She currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and children.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.