Sunday, January 17, 2010

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

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.

My review:
This was the first book by Lynn Austin that I have read and I really enjoyed it.  I enjoyed following three different generations through different ethical issues which were occurring during her era and how each of them handled it.  (Maybe these are called historical fiction novels?)  They each thought they were so different from her mother but in the end, they all shared the same passions.  They each put their own lives on the backburner so they could care for others.  I would recommend this book and I look forward to reading more of Lynn Austin's works. 

Go to Lynn Austin's site for more information about her and the book!  Thank you to  Bethany House for sending me a review copy of the book.