Return to Me--Book review and blog tour giveaway!

Return To Me
by Lynn Austin

About the Book:

Return to Me, Restoration Chronicles Series #1   -     
        By: Lynn Austin
 From the Acclaimed Author of Chronicles of the Kings

After decades of exile, the prophesies are coming true---King Cyrus has declared the Jews may return to Jerusalem. Iddo, a priest, is sure this is a sign of God's renewed favor. For too long they've remained in Babylon, and many, including Iddo's sons, are losing the faith that sets them apart. And so only a few choose to leave everything to return---return to their home and their God.

Nothing about their journey to the Promised Land is easy. As hardships mount, even the faithful, like Iddo's beloved wife, Dinah, question the sacrifice of following God's leading. Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the family they left behind. But one life-changing encounter with the Holy One gives him insight that will change Zechariah---and history---forever.

Bringing the Old Testament to vibrant life, Return to Me tells the compelling story of two men living by faith in the midst of doubt, the women who love them, and the faithful remnant struggling to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them home.

My Review:

Wow! I have never read a book like this one before. Based on a story in the Bible, author Lynn Austin does a seriously amazing job bringing it to life. The reader feels each heartache, rejoices with the characters in times of joy, and gets so into the story that it's hard to put down.

It was really interesting to hear of the Babylonian ways: the sorcery they placed their hope in along with their pagan gods, and how many of the Hebrew people fell into these ways as well. We have the same sort of pressures today to follow the crowd and do what everyone else is doing. I loved seeing the strength of Iddo in this area. No matter what, he was going to follow God.

The characters are vividly described and easy to follow through the story. I noticed that each chapter focused on a certain character, what they are thinking and going through, throughout the book. This made the book that much more interesting.

Please take a look at this book. It is a story you will never forget!

***Thank you Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity Group for the free book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to join in the blog tour.***

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About Lynn: Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

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