Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Book Review

Though Waters Roar
by Lynn Austin
Bethany House Publishers
Christian Historical Fiction

Harriet Sherwood has a problem. She was arrested for transporting liquor in her grandmother's car. Grandma Bebe, or Beatrice Monroe Garner, just happens to be Roseton, PA's leading champion for Prohibition.

Harriet's story unfolds as she reminisces about the irony of her current state. The female side of Harriet's family tree includes strong, determined, and Godly women, and Harriet longs to make the same impact that these ladies did. But how can she, if she is in jail? Harriet knows that Grandma Bebe and the rest of the family will be less than pleased about her situation. Arresting Officer Tommy O'Reilly puts an interesting spin on things too. Turns out Tommy is the bully that a young Harriet stood up to in grade school. Whatever will Harriet do? Can she extricate herself from her situation without causing too much shame for her family? Will she live up to the legacy Grandma Bebe and the others left for her?

I love Lynn Austin's books! She tells a wonderful tale, leading the reader through history and the complexities of life, while keeping Biblical principles and priorities in line. I highly recommend this entertaining and stirring story of a young woman who wants to make a difference doing something right.

Happy Reading! :)

This book was a free review copy provided by Bethany House.


  1. LOVE the title! The book sounds really interesting too! Thanks for recommending this, Karen!

  2. Kristen, I loved it! Hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. I absolutely adore Lynn Austin. I read everything she writes! Thanks for the review!

    I just met you on FB, Karen! I'm glad to meet you in the blog world too! You're welcome to swing by my blog too!

  4. Hi Jody, Thanks for stopping! Nice to see you here too. Stopped by your blog - it was great:) Glad we connected, and look forward to getting to know you better. Blessings!

  5. Hi Karen -

    I've read a couple of Lynn Austin books and enjoyed them. This one sounds like a winner.

    Susan :)

  6. Hi Susan,
    I thought so:) Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!


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