Image of While We're Far Apart


Image of While We're Far Apart

Christy Award winner Austin expertly intersects faith, fiction and historical facts into a stunning novel about finding hope during desperate times and the healing power of friends. Readers will find that even when they are mad and don’t understand God, He is trustworthy.

After tragically losing his wife, Eddie Shaffer enlists in the army to fight for his country. Little does he know that Penny, the woman he leaves his children with, is secretly in love with him and hoping he’ll return to marry her. Eddie’s children feel helpless. They are going to lose their father and despise Penny for trying to replace their mother. The children find solace when they befriend their elderly landlord who, like them, is also grieving a loved one’s death and waiting on word about the son he fears has been captured by the Nazis. (BETHANY HOUSE, Oct., 400 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil