Lynn Austin is one of those authors who crafts a unique story that draws you in. Here we follow sisters Flora and Rebecca over the span of years from their teen years to their 50-60s. It is set from 1850 – 1890 when women were expected to marry well and have children. These two independent souls defied convention to follow their God-led paths. Blessed with financial means, the sisters had a life’s calling to help others with their difficult circumstances and to make sure that the history of the Bible is protected. We also meet teenagers Soren and Kate who come into the care of Flora and Rebecca after difficulties of living on the streets.]
For those who have finished the book – wasn’t the wedding scene quite a hoot?
The author’s notes at the end of the book relay that she wrote about the Smith sisters who preserved ancient manuscripts. She took liberties with the Chicago setting and other details, but the idea behind the travelling sisters came from a slice of history.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.