Hidden Places

Hidden Places A deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago Now widowed with three young children she faces mounting debts and the realization it is all up to her But she has no idea how s

  • Title: Hidden Places
  • Author: Lynn Austin
  • ISBN: 9781436191975
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Audio CD
  • A deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago Now widowed with three young children, she faces mounting debts and the realization it is all up to her But she has no idea how she will run an orchard alone.When a stranger appears at her doorstep, Eliza guesses he is no different than the other out of luck characters searching for work during the DeA deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago Now widowed with three young children, she faces mounting debts and the realization it is all up to her But she has no idea how she will run an orchard alone.When a stranger appears at her doorstep, Eliza guesses he is no different than the other out of luck characters searching for work during the Depression But the familiarity with which Gabe tends to the farm raises unanswered questions With a vulnerable heart, she is unwittingly drawn to his gentle ways But Eliza also fears that Gabe hides a past and motives that could jeopardize all she has fought to attain for herself and her children.

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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.

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    • YOU KNOW WHEN YOU READ A BOOK AND YOU BAWL AND YOUR HEART BEATS FAST AND YOU READ IT IN ONE GO AND WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED YOU SIT THERE TREMBLING AND EMPTY AND FILLED WITH JOY AT THE SAME TIME???? Thatis me andHidden Places. Hidden Places is one of those books I will always recommend, no matter what. Whenever people, online or 'in real life' ask me what my favourite book is I first say I have MANY favourite books, and then I say, "One of my all time favourites isHidden Places , by Lynn Austin." BE [...]


    • Hidden Places is incredible. It was such a beautiful portrayal of Biblical truth I was surprised when I realized how much I learned from this book. Such characters as Aunt Batty and Walter Gibson just exuded so much wisdom in their part of the story. Stories like this make you realize how important relationships are I've never had that great of a relationship with my own father, but I know that above my earthly father I have a Heavenly Father whose love shows no bounds. Lynn Austin is an excelle [...]


    • What an incredible read! Lynn's portrayal of the human heart is spot on in every instance! Hidden Places delved into the hidden places within - healing me in places, challenging me in others, and leaving question for me to answer about myself. I love Aunt Batty! What an amazing and accurate perspective she has of God. I want to be just like her when I grow up! Eliza is the woman we so often find ourselves to be - hurt, confused, afraid Gabe, the wounded hero, is incredible in spite of his misgui [...]



    • Loved this story. This is the first book by this author that I have read and it won't be the last. It flowed well, kept me interested, had the enough faith based info without being to preachy or overdone. Someone could easily read this story and be led to the Lord. What I like the most about the flow of the story was that you weren't given the entire past of the characters all at once. Just when I started to wonder about certain aspects of what happened previously it was shared. At times I wante [...]


    • Reading a Lynn Austin books is like stepping back a bit in time and sitting down to a home cooked meal, nothing fancy but leaves you satisfied. Her writing about faith and the Lover of our souls always strikes me right to the core. Some parts of the storyline in this book was a bit fanciful but isn't that what reading is all about? An escape, living in a fanciful world? Stories like these always makes me think of my mother who was a farm girl, a devout Christian and who loved to cook. I have not [...]


    • Dit is gewoon een top schrijfster want al haar boeken zijn even mooi en zitten goede levens lessen in.De geheimen die de personen allemaal hebben worden in het verleden verteld en afgewisseld met het heden wat erg mooi gedaan is.Er is in dit boek niet alleen heel veel liefde maar ook kracht.Vooral tante Batty is voor mij in dit boek een geweldig persoon die ik in mijn hart gesloten heb.



    • Heartwarming stories of family, forgiveness, healing, and miracles get me every time. Lynn Austin does a wonderful job in Hidden Places where secrets, anger, and hate find a way to heal with God’s power.Set during the Great Depression, a young woman finds herself alone raising three children and attempting to manage an apple orchard. Bitterness from her own past as well as the pain inflicted on those around her cause Eliza to turn her back on God. In her eyes, God is punishing her for the many [...]


    • Hidden Places, is from a writing point of view, Lynn Austin's best novel. In fact I would dare to classify it as a classic novel. In many ways I must compare it to Rebecca and anything by Willa Cather. Hidden Places has the same slow, atmospheric build of Rebecca and like Willa Cather involves small town America.It begs the question about who the main character is? Matthew Wyatt seems to me the one character you never meet and yet he is the one everyone talks about. He is one of the most sympath [...]


    • What an amazing read. It was filled with many twists and turns. This is a captivating tale of lives intertwined by need and circumstances, family and love. I LOVED every page. Through this suspenseful and intriguing journey the author explains God and the good book (the bible) in a childlike way that is so appealing. It really hits the heart of the matter. This is the first book I have read by Lynn Austin - I will definitely read more. I highly recommend this as a fun read and one what would wor [...]


    • This was a wonderful story- I was spellbound the whole way through. The book takes place in parts that describe the present at some points and the stories of different characters at other points, much like Lynn Austin's other books. She does it so seamlessly that you don't miss a beat.I really liked the theme of God watching over us in the good times and the bad, and I loved reading about the main character Eliza's path to forgiveness. I also really loved Aunt Batty! She was such a cute and (ver [...]


    • This book is basically your typical romance because you know there's going to be a happy ending, but it did keep me guessing until the end. Throughout the book the characters' pasts are revealed one by one and you learn a little more each time. I, like most readers, try to figure out where the story is going before it actually gets there. And with this book I would think I had it figured out, but would learn something new about a character and have to change my opinion. So, I had a few ideas abo [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book. Good "chick flick" in written form :)! Like the other Lynn Austen books, the subject matter is somewhat depressing in a way, but somewhat uplifting at the same time, if that makes any sense. All’s well that ends well :) haha!



    • This is the second Austin novel I've read and found the style in which it was written, very similar to her other novel 'Eve's Daughters'. I enjoy this author's style and was just as captivated by this Historical Fiction as I was the other. Lynn Austin is a wonderful Christian author who has the talent of intertwining the morals and values of Christianity into her novels without at all being preachy or in your face with religion. These are just nice, clean, works of fiction.Hidden Places begins a [...]


    • Lynn Austin's historical fiction has, so far, never failed to please me. With strong, complex everyday characters, a strong faith element, and a good plot line, her stories draw me in and make me feel like I am living right along side of them in their small town, rural setting. My favorite character, by far, was Aunt Batty. She was full of wisdom and faith and had wise words for both Eliza and Gabe. She certainly had her own bag of secrets and enjoyed finding them out. Her love of books without [...]


    • These days I don't seem to read many 5-star books. This one changed that track record.Hidden Places is an odd title for this book. I'm sure there's more significance in it than I care to delve into, but not enough to make me remember the title. But I will never forget this story. All anyone has to do is mention Aunt Batty and it will all come flooding back.This is a different book from typical Historical Romances. The writing is much more like it's written by a seasoned writer with a unique abil [...]


    • Update: I'm changing my rating to 5 stars because this book made me think and ponder for days after finishing it. And if a book makes you think about it that much, it probably deserves full credit. I want to read it again to try to gain greater insight. Original review:I really, really liked this book so I would give it 4.5 stars if it were allowed. I was a little slow to get into the story until we were a few chapters in but then I just kept wanting to read until I finished the book. I didn't w [...]


    • What an engaging story! I wanted to root for Eliza and Gabe, but then they each carried so many secrets and so much lifelong anger, I wasn’t so sure they belonged together—or with anyone. But as I read, mysteries unraveled and hidden places became exposed. It became easier to see how they became the people they were and how they might change. I liked a number of aspects of this book. Aunt Batty, for one. What a memorable, eccentric, funny, saving-grace character! The novel’s exploration of [...]


    • Eliza Wyatt has been a widow for barely a year when her father-in-law, Frank Wyatt, owner of Wyatt Orchards, where they all live, passes away suddenly. The country is the years of the Great Depression, and Eliza is struggling to raise her three young children and trying to run the orchard all by herself. Coming to her aid is her late husband's Aunt Betty (who has been called "Aunt Batty" for as long as anyone can remember), and a mysterious stranger, Gabriel Harper, who appears to be a hobo. Gab [...]


    • Generally speaking, I like Lynn Austin books — really like Lynn Austin books! But this one wasn’t at all my favorite. In fact, when assigning a rating to it on , I had to go with “it was okay” — a lowly 2-star rating.I can’t figure out what made this one so mediocre. It’s Austin’s first novel, so maybe with her improved writing in her later books I’ve come to expect more. Maybe it’s because this didn’t delve deep enough into the historical aspects of this book, which is som [...]


    • Library copy. This is a dark story, not my favorite although Austin is one of my top authors.Perhaps it is the multiple losses and continuing mystery, which is very good writing, which gave me a feeling of foreboding most of the way through the book. Of course it is well written and clean, and there is a faith element in some of the characters.The characters are strong, which is good. I'm not sure how well I like the two points of view, the one being the old aunt re-telling the old family storie [...]


    • Spoilers!! I highly recommend this book. It is a clean Christian romance. Lynn did such a wonderful job portraying the characters. I also learned so much from this book. I absolutely love this book. I love the Christian aspect in it and it wasn't to over powering. I didn't expect to get into the book really I don't even know really why I picked it up at my library. I'm so happy that I did. The story line was so beautiful. The slow romance between Eliza and Gabe was heart warming. Aunt Batty and [...]


    • I hate reading books for book reports. It makes you rush through the book and you don't get to soak it in and so on. HOWEVER, I read this for a book report and devoured it in like 3 days. (It would have been shorter, but then I would have finished it before the report started XD) It, like other Lynn Austin works I have read, was amazing!! I love how the story was told in different parts and you were never confused about who was speaking. And the dude's a stinkin handsome journalist!!! And they r [...]


    • I absolutely loved this book! Austin did an excellent job in making me want more. I hated when the chapters ended and I had to go back to life. Eventually I stopped going back to life and just plowed through to the end. I loved each of her characters. I loved her descriptions on how each of them discovered who God is and their relationship to Him. I loved the love stories, I bawled through the pain and sorrows. (I also bawled through the love stories.) I loved the happy ending. I hadn't predicte [...]


    • Hidden Places from Lynn Austin is a good read making you think about the decisions you can control and those you can 19t. It always starts with one decisions and one lie and there starts a birth of lies and sins. It is very interesting to see how a family can be from outside wealthy, stirring envy and inside is a mess. Living in light is a life worth living that 19s what I learn one more time. The stone heart of Frank Wyatt influenced not only the life of his family but also that of the communit [...]


    • Wonderful tale full of heartache and promise. Eliza is looking for a permanent home, not the rambling one she has growing up in a traveling circus. What she finds is a harsh father-in-Law and a marriage that she perceives as a sham. But when death takes both her husband and then her father-in-Law she prays to God to send her an angel. The person who is sent to her to help her work the orchard is not an angel but Gabe, a writer, wounded physically and spiritually. With the help of her husband’s [...]


    • This is actually my favorite book of all time. I read it every year. Its for every Christian girl out there who has been disappointed with christian fiction. Hidden Places shows that a novel can be romantic without being shallow and Christian without being cliche. And it actually pulls off the multi-generational plot, which many authors attempt but unfortunately few keep from being tedious or distracting. I will say that the protagonist can be a little harsh, but most the time her drama is quite [...]


    • I'm always amazed at the depth Lynn Austin's books hold. The richness of her characters, the way a story line anyone could write becomes a heartfelt journey for the reader, and how you feel you've learned something when you shut the book. "Hidden Places" does every one of those things. Despite the unique situations of the story, Eliza's struggles are so easy to relate to, and the wisdom of Aunt Batty and Walter Gibson are like cool drinks of water in July. I always feel like my walk with God has [...]


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