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Title:
Eve's daughters
Author:
Austin, Lynn N.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Bethany House Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
428 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A novel of a family, this is the compelling story of four generations of women and the secret that has changed their lives. As a granddaughter's marriage unravels, only eighty-year-old Emma can free them from a legacy of wrong choices.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764221958

9780739410479
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What Would You Do If a Secret Was Causing Your Family to Crumble?


Is there a secret terrible enough that it should never be revealed, not even if it was tearing a family apart? For more than five decades Emma Bauer has kept one--carefully guarding it with all her strength, and for more than five decades that choice has haunted her life and also the lives of her daughters and granddaughter. Is it too late for wrongs to be righted? Does Emma even have the strength to let the healing power of truth work in her family?


The story of four generations of women and the powerful effects that their choices have had on their lives is at the heart of Eve's Daughters, an epic novel from author Lynn Austin. Grand in scope but tender and personal at the same time, it will please you as a fan of contemporary or historical fiction.


Exploring times from World War I to the 980s, Eve's Daughters is an insightful look at mothers, daughters, sisters, and families that allows you to see a little bit of yourself through the characters' triumphs, struggles, and hard-tested faith.


Yearning for love, dignity, and freedom, the four generations of women must come to terms with the choices they have made. Healing comes when the past is forgiven but only when they embrace God's forgiveness can they shatter the cycle that has ruled their lives over the decades.


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Author Notes

Lynn Austin has authored several works of fiction, including Candle in the Darkness and Hidden Places, both winners of Christy Awards. In addition to writing, Lynn is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and various church and school events. She and her husband have three children and make their home in Illinois.