Friday, November 22, 2013

Return to Me

Return to Me
The Restoration Chronicles Book 1
Lynn Austin

Iddo had spent his adult years living in Babylon and eagerly anticipating the return to his home in Jerusalem. When the king announced that any family could return if they wished he began preparations. He was unprepared for how many of his family would choose to stay. Only his grandson, Zechariah, was willing to join him and his wife, Dinah, as they headed back to their homeland. When they arrived, they found the local people unwilling to share their land. What began as an exciting journey, quickly became full of lessons in patience and faith.

I'm not usually fond of Biblical fiction. But decided to give the book a chance. The story was a bit slow in places. Several of the characters were so frustrating at times that I wanted to give them a good shake. But I also learned a lot about the culture and experiences of what happened. There were several things that I felt really opened up my understanding of the story. It also sent me back to the Bible to read the story again. So that was a win. It's not a light fiction book to be read for fun. But if you are willing to really spend some time, it can be an enriching read.

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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