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The Resource Hidden places : a novel, Lynn N. Austin

Hidden places : a novel, Lynn N. Austin

Label
Hidden places : a novel
Title
Hidden places
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lynn N. Austin
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Eliza, a widowed mother of three, desperately struggling to run the family orchard in the midst of the Great Depression, finds herself drawn to, yet fearful of, the stranger who arrives asking to work for food
  • This successful follow-up to Wings of Refuge and Eve's Daughters combines a strong spiritual story line with endearing, believable characters during the Great Depression. "How's a scrawny young thing like you, with three little kids to raise, ever going to run a big outfit like Wyatt Orchards?" the widowed Eliza Rose Wyatt is asked. She's desperate to hold on to the only real home she has ever known, but Eliza believes it will take a guardian angel to help her succeed. When the handsome hobo, Gabriel Harper, comes into her life, Eliza at first holds him at arm's length, wondering whether the aptly named mysterious stranger could be the guardian angel she's been waiting for. The strength of this beautifully descriptive book is its characters, from the whimsical, eccentric "Aunt Batty" to the one-eyed dog, "Winky." Austin incorporates subtle allusions to the angel theme throughout the text in everything from a Christmas tree ornament to the birth of a calf. Underlying layers of the story deal with the impact a father has on future generations and the importance of following one's dreams in spite of opposition. Throughout, readers are teased with misconceptions about Gabriel that are resolved in an unexpected manner. The flashbacks to the past can feel somewhat jarring, but Austin's writing is strong enough to take the reader through them with only a few difficulties. If Christian fiction fans haven't discovered Austin before, this appealing book will send them to her backlist, wanting more
Summary
A widowed mother of three, desperately struggling to run the family orchard in the midst of the Great Depression, finds herself drawn to, yet fearful of, the stranger who arrives asking to work for food. Original
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Award
Christy Award for North American Historical Category, 2002.
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065640
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.U839
LC item number
H54 2001
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden places : a novel, Lynn N. Austin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13420915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
429 pages
Isbn
9780764221972
Lccn
2001002252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Hidden places : a novel, Lynn N. Austin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13420915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
429 pages
Isbn
9780764221972
Lccn
2001002252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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