THOUGH WATERS ROAR
"Thank goodness you're such a plain child. You'll have to rely on your wits."
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.
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
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.
Along with reading, two of Lynn Austin's lifelong passions are history and
archaeology. While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles
of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue graduate studies in
Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological
Seminary. She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989
to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah.
This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.
resigned from teaching to write full-time in 1992. Since then she has
published twelve novels. Five of her historical novels, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, A Proper Pursuit, and Until We Reach Home have won Christy Awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009 for excellence in Christian Fiction.
Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005. Lynn's novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel.