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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 heartSo 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

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Though Waters Roar
  • Lynn Austin
  • English
  • 17 September 2019
  • 0764204963

About the Author: Lynn Austin

For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career When her husband s work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A she d earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother age 98 , and daughter concerning the change in women s roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve s Daughters.Along with reading, two of Lynn 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.Lynn resigned from teaching to write full time in 1992 Since then she has published 27 novels Eight 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, starring actress Shirley Jones Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.



10 thoughts on “Though Waters Roar

  1. says:

    This is a unique story and that s why I was so unsure what to rate this I haven t read very many books like this one which I found really nice To make it easier I ll give all my pros and cons Dislikes The whole suffrage deal Okay, I really, really get it folks and I m not going to start an argument Grandma Bebe s thoughts on it was a little confusing Half of the time she thought woman weren t equal and then the other half said they were While I have nothing against woman voting, I still This is a unique story and that s why I was so unsure what to rate this I haven t read very many books like this one which I found really nice To make it easier I ll give all my pros and cons Dislikes The whole suffrage deal Okay, I really, really get it folks and I m not going to start an argument Grandma Bebe s thoughts on it was a little confusing Half of the time she thought woman weren t equal and then the other half said they were While I have nothing against woman voting, I still don t believe the ruckus caused in the past was entirely right It wasn t about equality, it was about superiority At least it sounds that way I was disappointed that Hazel s story wasn t really told until the end Personally, I think I would have enjoyed hearing her sthan her Grandma s I love the police officer Tim, I think Surely I m not the only one that thought Bebe should have knownabout her husband before marrying The fact that he was so weak really annoyed me I know that people make mistakes and that could be what the author was trying to portray If so then she got her point across well D Mrs Garner Grr Her son I liked him only toward the end, especially portrayed through his daughters eyes Now that was tear worthy While there is spirituality in this book, I didn t find it heavy Prayer is mentioned a lot, but I felt the characters except Bebe s mother didn t have a true walk with God.Likes Hazel All through the book it s so fun trying to piece things together I like her personality and how adamant she is against marriage Haa How many stories were woven into one book Sometimes it was annoying, but generally it kept the readers attention So many good lessons Bebe s brotherFrank He should have been in thereThe end It was perfect and satisfying The romance was great for a Lynn Austen book A couple others by her are a little too romantic for my taste, so it was relieving for a change There is one part that is slightly awkward since she is married, but thankfully the characters dealt with it right.So a good book in an irritating way D That doesn t even make sense I still would recommend it, but it might be awhile until I read it again Pretty long

  2. says:

    Rarely, if ever, has a back cover made me so incredibly interested in a book This book I picked up at the library, and after reading the blurb I was totally hooked Then I brought the book home and was promptly disappointed My disappointment stems mostly from the fact that the book isn t what the back cover led me to believe it was I thought the story was about the narrator, Harriet, but instead it s about her grandmother, Bebe Also, the story starts out exceedingly slowly and continues you Rarely, if ever, has a back cover made me so incredibly interested in a book This book I picked up at the library, and after reading the blurb I was totally hooked Then I brought the book home and was promptly disappointed My disappointment stems mostly from the fact that the book isn t what the back cover led me to believe it was I thought the story was about the narrator, Harriet, but instead it s about her grandmother, Bebe Also, the story starts out exceedingly slowly and continues you at that pace for a long time It took me a couple hundred pages in to finally grasp the fact that this story was only going to tell a few bits and peaces of Harriet s life After I realized that, I enjoyed the book a lotAll in all, I thought the book did a good job of capturing the time period, and also the struggles the characters went through Suffrage and temperance are two subjects I m obviously familiar with, but it s been a long time since I ve read a book that highlighted either one, so that was interesting I enjoyed the book, but I wasn t blown away by it I probably wouldn t read a second book in the same series

  3. says:

    This one is hard to review It kept my attention all the way through but it is just so different and not in a refreshing way but in a confusing way I am not sure what the author was going for Generational relationships, mother daughter relationships, women s rights, human rights It just leaves me wondering, and maybe that is exactly what the author was going with, leave the reader wondering There were parts that I truly identified with and I felt were inspiring but not enough to recommend This one is hard to review It kept my attention all the way through but it is just so different and not in a refreshing way but in a confusing way I am not sure what the author was going for Generational relationships, mother daughter relationships, women s rights, human rights It just leaves me wondering, and maybe that is exactly what the author was going with, leave the reader wondering There were parts that I truly identified with and I felt were inspiring but not enough to recommend this novel to fellow readers And after such a long saga I think it fell flat with Harriet s story

  4. says:

    This book served as an exciting glimpse into life in the early part of the twentieth century, especially for women.However, the out of order chronology and constant perspective switching were annoying.So, this was a mixed bag.

  5. says:

    Reading brings you to time in history where you can live it in the lives of others even in a fictional historical setting You learn something that history books cannot obtain, the human emotions and struggles that give you a better appreciation of that time but also a appreciation of the time we are in Four generations of women, starting in the Civil War and ending in how women have the right to vote Hannah a mother and wife of a farmer who had a black and white faith She was a steam engine Reading brings you to time in history where you can live it in the lives of others even in a fictional historical setting You learn something that history books cannot obtain, the human emotions and struggles that give you a better appreciation of that time but also a appreciation of the time we are in Four generations of women, starting in the Civil War and ending in how women have the right to vote Hannah a mother and wife of a farmer who had a black and white faith She was a steam engine of faith that affected her daughter Bebe who during her life recalled her mother s example and struggled thru a difficult marriage Followed by Bebe s daughter Lucy who wasinflunenced by her father s mother who followed the Elite society of women but later learned that following Jesus wasfulfulling and her own daughter Harriet thru the generations before her, realized her purpose and God s goodness The narration was done in a unique way that brought all generations together and how each woman was bound to the other in God s design I was going to give this book a 3 rating, however, at the very end the author gave such a great lesson in the gospel That all our good deeds and laws do not change hearts The law shows how far our hearts are from God For example the story brings out that after the civil war, drinking was a problem, leaving families without the leadership of the father To be a good husband and father Most of the money went to drink instead of the needs of the family For today that may include gambling and now with the new laws in Colorado and Washington the legalization of pot In the story and I think even now, christians need to be a voice of the dangers to family and community, however, we need to remember it is not the law that changes but a heart that is broken and has nothing left but the cross to go to Anything else does not last

  6. says:

    Although this book certainly will never be considered great literature , the story line was OK This is a multi generational tale involving some strong Christian woman who generally make hard choices in order to do what is right At times the advice and moralizing by two of the characters becomes a bit much, but it is solid biblical advice nevertheless The story got a little long for me but it did keep me interested, for the most part, and I stuck with it to the end.I listened to an audio ve Although this book certainly will never be considered great literature , the story line was OK This is a multi generational tale involving some strong Christian woman who generally make hard choices in order to do what is right At times the advice and moralizing by two of the characters becomes a bit much, but it is solid biblical advice nevertheless The story got a little long for me but it did keep me interested, for the most part, and I stuck with it to the end.I listened to an audio version read by Pam Turlow As a reader, she is a bit too dramatic for my taste I think that I may have liked this book better if I had read it myself and used my own voices for the characters I ended up disliking some of the characters merely because of the way they sounded whiny, overly dramatic or saccharine sweet Clean Readers yes this is 100% clean

  7. says:

    I loved this book, and I love this author This book made me cry It made me laugh It made me feel what the characters were feeling, and most of it was heartbreak, but you know The story wove it s way into my heart, and I do not regret reading it one bit I absolutely adored Though Waters Roar, and I have read it several times.

  8. says:

    Enjoyable read I throughly enjoyed all the heroic acts of the ladies It was great to see three generations involvement in anti slavery, prohibition, and the suffragette movement One of the things I love about historical fiction is that weaving of reality into the narrative that piques my interest enough to want to Google things and find outThis story did just that.

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book, I raced right through it I thought it had interesting characters and I enjoyed reading about 3 generations of women, who went about helping the causes they believed in in totally different ways While there were some parts of the book I didn t necessarily agree with I still very much enjoyed reading it.

  10. says:

    Probably the best book I ve read by this author.

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