A Woman's Place

A Woman's Place

Lynn Austin / Dec 15, 2019

A Woman s Place Brings together an unlikely gathering of four very different women as they encourage shape and influence each other learning valuable lessons about life love and faith This book comes from the th

  • Title: A Woman's Place
  • Author: Lynn Austin
  • ISBN: 9780764202957
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Brings together an unlikely gathering of four very different women as they encourage, shape, and influence each other, learning valuable lessons about life, love, and faith This book comes from the three time Christy Award winning author of A Candle in the Darkness.

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      • Lynn Austin

        For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career When her husband s work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A she d earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher After returning to the U.S the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making sure her family remains her top priority.Extended family is also very important to Austin, and it was a lively discussion between Lynn, her mother, grandmother age 98 , and daughter concerning the change in women s roles through the generations that sparked the inspiration for her novel Eve s Daughters.Along with reading, two of Lynn s lifelong passions are history and archaeology While researching her Biblical fiction series, Chronicles of the Kings, these two interests led her to pursue graduate studies in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology through Southwestern Theological Seminary She and her son traveled to Israel during the summer of 1989 to take part in an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Timnah This experience contributed to the inspiration for her novel Wings of Refuge.Lynn resigned from teaching to write full time in 1992 Since then she has published twelve novels Eight of her historical novels, Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, A Proper Pursuit, and Until We Reach Home have won Christy Awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009 for excellence in Christian Fiction Fire by Night was also one of only five inspirational fiction books chosen by Library Journal for their top picks of 2003, and All She Ever Wanted was chosen as one of the five inspirational top picks of 2005 Lynn s novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring actress Shirley Jones Ms Jones received a 2006 Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Aunt Batty in the film.


    1. I I I just HAVE to give this five stars. Even though it's not Lynn Austin's BEST, in my opinion, I do think it's AMAZING and I oh, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I almost cried - I smiled - I shipped people like crazy - I LOVE IT.The characters: GinnyI love all the characters, and Ginny is no exception. She's such a good mother, and OHHH SHE DESERVED THE HAPPY ENDING. I'm always so ridiculously happy when she and Harold are happy again in the end. Although, I have to be honest, her bits weren't always my fa [...]

    2. Any book that makes me cry so much, as well as giggle quite a bit too must be given 5 stars! (Though perhaps, because of just a couple of issues, I should lower it half a star to 4.5 but I liked it, so 5 stars it is!)I like Lynn Austin's style, and I think she incorporates Christianity into the stories well - it is FAR less heavy-handed/overt than in many other Christian novels I've read (though will be much too Christiany for those who are 'allergic' to books which have Christian themes). Also, [...]

    3. Lynn Austin delivers another very good historical. A Woman's Place is about four women, Ginny, Helen, Jean and Rosa, that work at a ship building plant in Michigan during WWII. The women arrive at their job as electricians by different paths. It was interesting to see what brought them to the job and how they grew during their time working in what was seen at that time as a man's job. They were revered by some and reviled by others. Sadly, some of the characters that didn't support them were clo [...]

    4. First, let me say that this was a book club selection and it's not a book that I would typically read. But secondly, _because_ it was a book club selection, I tried to find things to like about it. I don't like to go to book club and slam a book, but I found very little to like about A Woman's Place. The first stumbling block for me was the rather trite and simple writing style. "Tear stained pages"? Really?The second stumbling block was the way that Austin used dialogue between the characters t [...]

    5. Once again, Lynn Austin has crafted a novel that works on several levels. For the first half of the book, i thought it was a nice story on why women joined the work force during the Second World War. Featuring women from different walks of life, growing relationship among them, and examining their relationships with men were all expected and combined nicely into a pleasant tale.But in the second half of the book, Austin reveals what makes her an excellent author. She takes this solid foundation [...]

    6. In this story, four very different women become friends during World War II as they work together helping to build ships in a small town in Michigan.Helen is 50 year old school teacher from a wealthy family, driven by a loneliness that money can't fulfill. Rosie is a brash Italian girl, living with her in-laws and having a hard time putting up with their rules. Jean is a farm girl just out of high school, yearning to go to college and prove herself in a man's word, and Ginny is bored housewife, [...]

    7. WWII novels can often be cliché. This, I am happy to report, is the opposite! The story is so well written and extremely well-paced. Lynn Austin is a master. The gospel is clearly portrayed and it doesn't feel out of place or cheesy. I want to shout to other authors: this is how it's done!! I loved getting to know the characters. I loved how their lives intertwined and developed through the war. The historical detail was rich and clearly well-researched. My one critique: it got a little bit "gi [...]

    8. This novel just did not really reach out and grab my attention at all. I finished it quickly and I think because it was almost too easy to read and the storyline was too basic. The times that the author tried to blend in some of the frustrations of that time in the book she brought in drama to the story that was not needed. I don't want to spoil the book but I'll say the relationship between Jean and her boyfriend was really disappointing in how it worked out and the reason why - just found it v [...]

    9. Another incredible story by Lynn Austin that was hard to put down. The story of 4 women working at a factory during World War II and how their lives were affected by many aspects of the war and the times they lived in. Reading this and listening to Unbroken and just celebrating July 4 has made me take the time to really be grateful for the men and women through the ages who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Women like the women in this story helped to prepare a better world for the [...]

    10. Very good stories of 4 very different women that all had struggles and trials that I found interesting as I progressed in the book. I think it would be good for any woman to read how WWII women lived. It makes one appreciate the life now even though so different with the trials we currently experience.

    11. I've had this book for years and I just now read it. SO GOOD! I cried so much towards the end. Grew to love all the characters. I wish Helen got more of a happy ending BUT in my mind, she falls in love & finally marries :))

    12. I was disappointed in this book. I did not feel parts of the historical part rang true. I did like the characters - Ginny, Rosa, Helen and Jean. Jean was really the only one I couldn't relate to. Even though I could relate to the struggles of the characters, I just had trouble believing women in 1941-1944 would have these modern attitudes. All 4 women were feminists in their own way, and all 4 women were against racial segregation. I don't think that was likely - maybe there would be ONE crusade [...]

    13. I’ve read lots of other Lynn Austin books; she’s one of my very favorite authors, writing wholesome Christian fiction with plenty of history behind it. Her characters, nearly always likeable, almost always undergo some true growth rooted in faith in God.This book had some of that, but somehow not enough. Perhaps this is because the story was split between four characters, four women who join the ranks as factory workers during World War II — somehow I didn’t have that deep emotional inve [...]

    14. A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin was quite enjoyable. What I like about Ms. Austin is she takes a period in history (in this case it's WWII) and makes a human interest story with about 5 or 6 main characters and builds an amazing story, interweaving their lives in imaginative ways. There's a polio struck man who is rejected by all branches of the service, an insecure housewife, unsure of her husband's love nor her children's need for her, a completely self-confident but reclusive teacher who has d [...]

    15. In an engrossing read, three-time Christy Award–winner Austin (All She Ever Wanted; Hidden Places) explores the lives of four women in smalltown Michigan during WWII. The unlikely quartet of heroines—a mouthy Italian, a farm girl desperate to go to college, a spinster schoolteacher who's inherited a fortune, and a bored housewife—meet and become fast friends when they take Rosie the Riveter jobs at a local factory. On one level, the novel is simply about the bonds that form among the princ [...]

    16. I can't praise this book enough. I loved the characters, and it was not difficult moving from one to the other as the author wrote from all four women's points of view. I sometimes have difficulty with that, but not this time. The transitions were smooth and effortless. The plot and story were very interesting and moved along at a good pace. Although I didn't feel anxious to finish the book, I enjoyed every single minute reading it. This is one of those books that I didn't want to end. Many thin [...]

    17. I really wanted to like this book more than I did. Having 4 women's stories, it tried to go in too many directions at once for me, with too much emotion and too little depth. The writing was filled with trite phrasing and emotional upheavals mixed in equal measure. And that wasn't the biggest problem for me. If I had not lived through the 1950's, or knew myself what came before, I would have appreciated this book more than I did. Because these women were just "wrong" for the period in how they e [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this Christian historical fiction book. Set during WWII, 4 woman from completely different backgrounds become unlikely friends as they take "Rosie the Riveter" jobs in a factory. The primary story line was about the 4 women. Each was at a different point in their lives, had different reasons for taking the job, and learned something about themselves in the process and through the friendships that evolved. There was also a secondary story line, however, dealing with race issues t [...]

    19. I love days when I have no plans and the weather is good and I have no plans I lucked out the morning I started reading this book because I COULD NOT put it down. This book takes place on Pearl Harbor Day and is set in Stockton, MI. It is about 4 very different ladies at different stages in their life and how they come to be close because they work as electricians building ships for the war while the men are away. I loved this book and totally got wrapped up in the characters, the time period, a [...]

    20. I loved this book. No surprise, since WWII historical fiction is my favorite genre. Loved the twist at the end with Helen. I was quite shocked. I feel like some parts of the end were rushed, though. This book definitely got me thinking about the roles of women and how things have changed in such a short period of time. A little preachy, but not too bad.

    21. This book, while not unpleasant to read, is a reminder of why I usually don't like to read modern books set in the recent past. I like to read books that were actually written in the 1940s, and this book published in 2006 but set in the WWII era doesn't have the same flavor. The text and attitudes of the characters felt too modern.

    22. I liked this book I tend to be a fan of the 40's and this book weaves in the struggles of war, the changing roles of women, and the impact of racism during that time. At the same time the characters are charming and I was sad when the story ended.

    23. I loved this book. My mother worked at the Glen L. Martin plant which is now Offut Air Force base and I could imagine her as one of these characters!

    24. Ginny feels unappreciated by her family and craves a greater sense of purpose in her life. Helen is bitter and alone and needs to get out of her parents' haunting mansion. Rosa thinks her in-laws are placing too many restrictions on her and wants to get out from under their thumbs. Jean wants to prove she has as much intelligence and capability to offer the war effort as a man.Thus, four very different women decide to work in a factory building ships during world war 2. As the title suggests, th [...]

    25. Another hit from Austin! This novel takes place in Stockton, MI at the beginning of WWII with the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the lives of four women from different backgrounds and stages of life.This shows the grace of God and how their relationship develops when they open themselves up. The bonding these four women developed over the time period is emotional.This novel packs a lot of historical elements into this one book, such as the title of the Book "A Woman's Place", going into the wor [...]

    26. Loved it. This book is as relevant today as it was 70 years ago. We still battle racism, mysogyny and questions of faith.I loved each of the strong female characters. Each one at a different stage of life, Helen a middle aged, spinster with a history of personal loss. Jean an intelligent young woman with an eye on a college education, Virginia a young married wife and mother, who realized that there was more to life than just being a "housewife", and Rosa a fiery New Yorker who loved to party, b [...]

    27. I almost never award 5 stars. However, this book is so good I can't imagine downgrading it. I do wish it had gone on longer . . . that all the characters' futures would have been revealed, or that there'd been a sequel. That being said, it is still a sweet take on "women's rights," and a good look at our nation in wartime and at the changes brought about during those years. I just simply loved it. Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors and I am so thankful to have come across her stories!

    28. This book has instantly become a favorite. One I would, and plan to, read over, and over again. The stories are so great and thought out for each center character that it wasn't even a little bit aggravating, as it sometimes is when the author jumps from perspective to perspective. A wonderful book, great for all ages!! I almost wish there was a sequel but it all tied together so nicely it would almost seem to be an injustice to bring it back to life and pick at it some more. A++

    29. My brother got this book for me as a Christmas gift in 2016. He picked it up thinking it would be a gag gift (based on the title) and then realized it was right up my alley as a great feminist historical fiction book. He was right! I finished it in a weekend, even got up early on a Saturday to do so. The writing style is good, the character development, the interwoven plots. It even manged to surprise me a few times - nothing but praise!

    30. Wonderful story of four women who in the early 1940 became friends through their experience of going to work in a shipyard as electricians and coping with the prejudice of being women. becoming friends with people of color and the added prejudice of this. Also the struggle of their faith in God. I thought the book was excellent. 405 pages of wonderful reading. Christian Fiction at its best. Highly recommended.

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