Though Waters Roar is the latest book by five-time Christy Award winning novelist, Lynn Austin. It is a thought-provoking story of four generations of women who have fought for social-injustice and making their mark in the world. The story is entertaining, full of warmth and humor, as well as drama and inustice, while still prompting the reader to examine their own values and whether they would be willing to make a stand to do what they believe is right, even if it means public ridicule, arrest or even death. The book clearly shows that strength, conviction and trust in God can rise up in any of us, and lead us to do the right thing, if only we are willing. It is also a lesson in being your own person, the person God created you to be, and allowing Him to lead you to the purpose he designed you for. This was a very good read and I would recommend it to anyone, particularly someone who is interested in the events that have shaped our nation.
This book was provided to me for review by Bethany House Publishers.
Though Waters Roar
By Lynn Austin
Harriet Sherwood longs to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a champion for social justice, but Harriet didn't plan on ending up incarcerated. She spends her jail time recalling the histories of her great-grandmother Hannah, Grandma Bebe and her mother, Lucy, each of whom faced struggles and spiritual questions as they found ways to fight: Hannah participated in the Underground Railroad, Bebe fought demon rum, and Lucy fought for a woman's right to vote. Austin weaves their stories through Harriet's memories, creating well-honed characters before finally bringing Harriet to a place of understanding.
In a stirring tale reminiscent of Eve's Daughter's, Lynn Austin spins a compelling generational tale of finding the courage to live a legacy.