Lynn Austin’s newest book, Waves of Mercy, is a lovely read. I was so excited to hear she was releasing a new book. She’s one of my go-to authors when I want to read something that will be both inspiring and engaging.
In this latest novel, she writes of love and loss, faith, dreams, endurance through trials, overcoming against overwhelming odds, and the connection of hearts across miles and time that can only come when the hand of the Lord preserves and protects His people.
As the stories of Anna Nicholson and Geesje de Jonge, two incredible women at different stages in life, unfold, their similar paths give voice to the questions and doubt that each of us encounter as we seek to be faithful followers. And through their questioning, it’s a beautiful opportunity to evaluate our own questioning, to examine our doubts, to renew our commitments to be faithful even when our flesh may desire some other way.
I think this novel perfectly encapsulates why I love to read inspirational and historical fiction. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the story, to be transported to this world of Holland, Michigan, in the 1800’s. It’s a perfect getaway from reality, a tangible way to imagine, an engaging way to enjoy some alone time. But along the way, I also travel a spiritual journey, one that both invites and challenges me to a deeper way of life, and I turn the last page finding myself encouraged and equipped to be faithful once again.
If you love this genre, this is a book for you. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, and I’m certainly glad I did!