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Thursday, October 4, 2012

All Things New by Lynn Austin

I recently read Lynn Austin's new book All Things New.  This was a new author to me, and I was pleasantly pleased with the book.  It was really enjoyable and such a great read!  Lynn Austin has a way of pulling you right into the story and making you think about what it must of been like to live during that time in history.  The story begins with the close of the Civil War.  They had been fighting for 5 years by this time.  The book describes the drastic change of life that the south had to face after they lost and the slaves where freed.   Many people maintained the old system of thought that slavery was justified and we're extremely reluctant to embrace a new way.  Each of the characters faces this struggle in different ways.  Some make the change for the better, and others wallow in defeat.
Lynn Austin did a great job portraying the time period and what all of these changes would of been like.  I definitely plan on looking up her other books to read some more works by her.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read historical fiction. 

**I received this book free from Library Thing's Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review.

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