Monday, October 5, 2009

Though Waters Roar

"Thank goodness you're such a plain child. You'll have to rely on your wits."

So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence. But my wits hadn't served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (for Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart.

So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I've been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning.

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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Though Waters Roar, go HERE

Book Review: Bethany was a little late in sending out their books so I just received this book on Saturday. However, Lynn Austin wrote my absolute favorite series of book ever. It is called the Chronicle of Kings. After I read that series I was hooked on Lynn Austin forever. If you ever watch the Hallmark Channel you may have seen "Hidden Places" which is one of Lynn's books which was made into a movie.

Although I can't give you an official review of this book, I can tell you that I can't wait to read it and I am fully expecting it to be just as wonderful and amazing as every other book that Lynn has written.

If you read the first chapter through the link above you will be ahead of me!!!

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