Review: Return to Me
Author: Lynn Austin
Series: The Restoration Chronicles #1
Genre: FICT, Historical Fiction
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.
Ok, to tell you the truth Lynn Austin’s books have never been my favorite books. I know, I know although she is an awesome writer and everything, her books have never been up there on my list.
Except for now, I loved this book, Return to Me. I’m an absolute sucker when it comes to the biblical era historical fiction genre. I don’t know why but that time period just fascinates me almost as much as Amish fiction.
This book was extremely well written and holds true to the books of the Bible for the most part. It took me a bit longer to read it than most novels because it is a thick book.
Now I’ll be waiting in eager anticipation for the next book in the series to come out. I am not a person that has a lot of patience for books so this is going to be a little hard for me.
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