Return to Me Book Review & Kindle Giveaway

Return to Me, the first book in The Restoration Chronicles series, is set during the time period that the Jews were exiled in Babylon. It tells the story of Iddo and his oldest grandson Zechariah. Zechariah is just 12 when the book opens, studying for his Bar Mitzvah.

Kind Cyrus has declared that the Jews, who have lived in exile in Babylon for decades, may return to Jerusalem. Iddo is very excited to be able to take his family home to Jerusalem. His sons, however, have grown up in Babylon and don’t want to leave.  Iddo, and his wife Dinah, are heartbroken to be leaving their children and grandchildren behind. Young Zechariah, is the only one of the family that is going with them.

The journey home to the Promised Land is very difficult. They finally make it, only to find Jerusalem in rubble, and the people living there, including many Jewish people, do not welcome them. The book tells the story of what they go through building houses, and rebuilding the temple. The book ends with the dedication of the temple.

I love that the author directly quotes Scripture passages when the characters are reading, singing, or reciting the passages. In other places, the author has paraphrased the words of the Biblical characters, such as Zechariah and Haggai.

Return to Me is over 450 pages long. I have not finished reading the book yet. I am loving it, though. Return to Me really brings the stories in the Bible to life. I have already recommend this book to my daughter. She’s going to read it as soon as I am down. Even though I haven’t finished the whole book yet, I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.


Lynn Austin is celebrating the release of Return to Me, the first book in her new Biblical fiction series, The Restoration Chronicles, with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat party.


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Return to Me by Lynn Austin

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 22nd. Winner will be announced at the “Return To Me” Facebook Author Chat Party on October 22nd. Connect with Lynn and friends for an evening of book chat, biblical trivia, prizes, and get an exclusive look at the next book in Lynn’s Restoration Chronicles series!

So grab your copy of Return to Me and join Lynn on the evening of October 22nd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word — tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I received no other compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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