I was instantly intrigued by this book when I saw the cover with those camels and Egyptian pyramids! I was delighted to find Lynn Austin’s book, Where We Belong, an adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the two sisters, Rebecca and Flora and also, which I might add was rather refreshing, being able to catch a glimpse of the story from the other character’s point of view too!
Much of the details I had wondered about, the backstory belonging to secondary characters (Soren and Kate) is excavated and explored! You end the book with a well-rounded understanding of the story and the characters and each individual’s story and how they all fit together.
I love history, so when the story delves into ancient history, and history of the earliest evidence of original pieces of writing, particularly the Bible, how could I resist? The theme that really touched me was one of staying true to yourself. Rebecca is rather unconventional in her day and age, and yet she fights to stay out of the mold society demands her to be pressed into.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable book, all 470 pages!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters
In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert–and into a sandstorm.
Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies’ maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.
Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time, she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats.