Monday, September 21, 2009

Highly Recommended

Last week I spent my evenings, once the kids were in bed that is, reading a book by one of my favorite authors, Lynn Austin!! I read my first book written by her about 6 years ago on a total fluke and I have been hooked ever since! Her style of writing just keeps me interested, and let me tell you I can be kind of a picky reader, but only because I don't have time to sit and waste time reading something that I'm not REALLY into!! I also tend to fall asleep when I read, so it has to keep me awake!!



The latest is called "All She Ever Wanted" and it's about a Mother and daughter who become very close after learning about where they come from. It's a bit hard to put into words, but using some flashbacks, Lynn Austin teaches the characters that it's much easier to understand why they do the things they do when they know why their parents did the things they did!

Much of the book is placed during the 20's 40's and 60's as it goes back in time but it has the modern day to tie it all together! I LOVED this book! I loved learning a bit about different times in American History and connecting with the story. It's fiction but with some historical facts twisted in, making it my favorite kind of book!! It has some great suspense, surprising turns, a little love, war and peace all mixed together!! Oh gosh I LOVED it!!

Books can be tricky to recommend because EVERYONE has such different tastes, but I really think that Lynn Austin is great at pulling you in and keeping you there! I am actually planning on heading out to find another one this week!!


The first book I read is called "Candle in The Darkness" and it's placed during the Civil War, I also highly recommend that one too!!


Love to You

8 comments:

Heather B said...

Thank you so much! I love good book recommendations, I am going to find her books at our library. Yay!

Liz - Jess said...

I'll check these out! I usually don't like drama type books but if they are in a different time period that I enjoy them. Weird, huh? Maybe I'll recommend them at book club.

Mike and Alleen said...

Sounds like a good book! Is she an LDS author or can you find her at the Library? I'm looking for some books that I can throw myself into.

millisa said...

you're right...books can be hard to recommend, but this sounds really really good! i'm gonna get it :)

GHFamily said...

I am always on the hunt for good books. Thanks Marilyn!

Ronda Marshall said...

I read every night so I am always lokking for a new book to readd. I will have to try these next.

Kari Clark said...

I'm always up for a good book recommendation - I hate to waste time starting a book, just to find out after 30 pages, that I'm totally not into it. So this one sounds goods, I'll have to check it out.

Glenna said...

Cool, thanks! I'm always on the lookout for a new author.