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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Austin Narrator: Pam Turlow Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781608145768
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Harriet Sherwood has always adored her grandmother. But when Harriet decides to follow in her footsteps to fight for social justice, she certainly never expected her efforts to land her in jail. Nor did she expect her childhood enemy and notorious school bully, Tommy O’Reilly, to be the arresting officer.

Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family—and their deep faith in the God of justice and righteousness—brings Harriet to the discovery of her own goals and motives for pursuing them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Austin weaves their stories through Harriet’s memories, creating well-honed characters before finally bringing Harriet to a place of understanding. This is an entertaining and engaging faith-based tale sure to hit bestseller lists and the awards circuit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This outstanding novel by an amazingly talented author has romance, intrigue, family secrets, tears and laughter. It’s a must-read far anyone who likes the fight for justice.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Winner of the 2010 Christy Award for Historical Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marinda | 2/2/2014

    " I'm loving Lynn Austin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Dick | 1/12/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. Told from the point of view of the granddaughter. It jumped back and forth from current day to the grandmother and mothers day. It could have been distracting but Lynn Austin tied it together well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/11/2014

    " Not my absolute favorite of hers, but still a good, uplifting little read. It did inspire me to try to be a better person and get up, get out, and do something important. The main character in the story was the only one I didn't really like all that much and the ending was a bit disappointing, but overall a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Then again Lynn Austin never lets the reader down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christien | 1/1/2014

    " Nice for a day when you're feeling a bit sick, but not great literature. Very entertaining though, and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobi | 12/26/2013

    " This was a great book, but I love everything Lynn Austin writes... She has such detail in each character! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/17/2013

    " This author is always hit or miss for me and this one was a miss. I really love the concept of generational stories, but I didn't feel like each woman was given the same amount of time and thought. It tended to get a bit preachy at times and I hate that. Just tell the story please. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 11/20/2013

    " Charming and easy reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 9/23/2013

    " I thought the book was Very Good!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deena Scintilla | 4/20/2013

    " What a nice way to end 2012. I hated for this book to end because I wanted to continue to to visit with these remarkable women to see how they met the challenges and injustices that came their way. I would love a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 7/2/2012

    " The stories of Hannah, Bebe, Lucy and Harriet; four generations of women who having nothing and everything in common. Told from alternating view points and covering the civil war up to prohibition this story shows how each woman was affected by her world and what she chose to do about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 7/2/2012

    " I really like this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Lyon | 6/18/2012

    " Very good book. It made me look back at my life and do some improvements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 2/16/2012

    " This book was really fun to read. It was sort of difficult to follow, but a challenge is ok. I loved all of the historical context that I could relate to my history class. Overall, beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marnie | 11/28/2011

    " This was an engaging book. I wanted to know what happened next in the story and I found it hard to stop reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 11/22/2011

    " Sappy, I was very disappointed with the character developement. There was no real struggle for the antagonist and shifting from story to story was like a bad clutch in an old truck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie ( glitter glu ) | 11/3/2011

    " lynn austin knows how to tell a good story. i always enjoy her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Sandy | 7/14/2011

    " The story of four generations of strong women who were not afraid about standing up or what they believed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzan | 3/29/2011

    " A bit too heavy handed on the religion in the last few chapters but overall, an interesting read. Nice treatment of the role of women in the underground railroad, temperance movement, and suffrage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 3/19/2011

    " Boting. Didn't finish it. I love this author but lately she can't come up with anything good. Her earlier books are the best. She seems to have run dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cami | 1/10/2011

    " Lynn Austin has become one of my absolute favorite authors. She does an amazing job blending a great story with historical times and great Christian messages. I buy these books for Ashlyn but I can't get enough of them myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 12/17/2010

    " This book was really fun to read. It was sort of difficult to follow, but a challenge is ok. I loved all of the historical context that I could relate to my history class. Overall, beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie ( glitter glu ) | 11/20/2010

    " lynn austin knows how to tell a good story. i always enjoy her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 11/15/2010

    " I really like this author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/9/2010

    " Not nearly as good as her other books. I was very disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 10/18/2010

    " "Thank goodness you're such a plain child" Gramdma Bebe

    Anti-slavery; Prohibition; women's right to vote "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 9/12/2010

    " This was a very interesting book. Told from the point of view of the granddaughter. It jumped back and forth from current day to the grandmother and mothers day. It could have been distracting but Lynn Austin tied it together well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 9/1/2010

    " This book felt like a copy of her previous book called Eve's Daughters.... I found this one boring and perdicitble, Which is suprising because I really like this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 8/26/2010

    " another historical read that deals with Slavery, Temperance, & Women's Rights "

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About the Author
Author Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin is an award-winning author of historical fiction novels. Five of her books, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, and Until We Reach Home, received Christy Awards for Excellence in Christian Fiction. Her novel Hidden Places was also made into a movie for the Hallmark channel, receiving an Emmy Award nomination in 2006. She received her BA from Southern Connecticut State University and studied biblical backgrounds and Archeology at Southwestern Theological Seminary. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, she currently lives outside of Chicago.

About the Narrator

Pam Turlow is an award-winning stage and television actress. She has also appeared in print campaigns for AT&T and Ameritech.