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From best-selling and eight-time Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII.

1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets - and the complicated history of their friendship - to the surface.

1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve’s mother served as a lady’s maid for Audrey’s mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force...until a greater threat - Nazi invasion - reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey’s brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen.

This sweeping story transports listeners to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

©2020 Lynn Austin (P)2020 Tyndale House Publishers

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Breathtaking!

Lynn Austin outdid herself with this novel! It moved me to tears! The narrator, Sarah Zimmerman, was a pleasure to listen to. Thank you both!

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Enjoyable until the last page

Interesting plot and great characters. Excellent narrator..... but..., the most disappointing, pointless ending I’ve ever heard. Almost as if the author didn’t know how to end the book after all the repentant weeping and consoling that occurs at the end. So, she borrowed an ending from another storyteller that is completely incongruent with the entire book. After all, Eve and Audrey are not Thelma and Louise. But for the final few paragraphs, I enjoyed this story even though there are portions that are not quite believable. Would like to see the author rework the novel, especially the ending. I am sure she is capable of better.

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Lost steam

This story started out well. Captured the imagination and interest. Towards the end it became moralistic and didactic. Disappointing.

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If I were you

A beautiful story. Loved it from beginning to the end. The narrator was excellent with great expression. Highly recommend this book.

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great read

Good story and I actually loved the narrator. Just a very pleasant voice to listen too

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  • Colby
  • 2020-07-16

performed beautifully

always a fan of austin but the performance was truly above and beyond. never really felt ww2 from British before. knew it but didn't feel it

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  • Elissa Goodwin
  • 2020-07-06

Excellent read

I love historical fiction and this one did not disappoint. I felt like I was there in the bomb shelter along with the characters. Great story!

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  • khandie
  • 2020-07-03

I didn't want to leave my car.

One of those stories that you didn't want to stop listening to go about your regular day.

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  • Pamela in Oregon
  • 2020-07-01

Fantastic, as always.

The lives of Eve and Audrey kept my interest the whole way through. It is so very important to never forget the Lord loves his children and is in control.
Sarah Zimmerman did a wonderful job.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-06-23

If I Were You is an exceptional story

I found this story enlightening, it helped me understand what the war was like for the English people.
it gave a wonderful demonstration of God's love, grace and mercy

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  • Micki
  • 2020-10-01

Great book - terrific narrator!

Another wonderful book by Lynn Austin! Historically interesting - intriguing characters - with a 'page turning' plot! And Sarah Zimmerman is excellent!

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  • Allgr8dogs
  • 2020-09-23

This is the best book that I've 'read' for a long

The narrator was great and I loved the story! This is story is something I'd let my young teens read.

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  • Cyn ND
  • 2020-09-23

Well, done!

What a page-turner. I had a hard time putting this one down. Audrey and Eve were two sides of a coin. So different yet so alike. One completed the other throughout their years as sister/friends. WWII is such an important part of the history of this world. So much to be learned from it. Thank you for writing this story Ms. Austin. And a brilliant performance, Ms. Zimmerman. Well done!

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  • MRSDIMOND
  • 2020-08-23

Great wholesome historical novel

it's hard to find novels that are wholesome and this one is. The story is well written and the narration is very well done.

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  • Rebecca
  • 2020-09-22

Fantastic!

What an amazing story of forgiveness, grace and redemption! So well- read by Sarah Zimmerman too!!

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