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DOWNLOAD ä Waves of Mercy Ï [Ebook] ➧ Waves of Mercy Author Lynn Austin – Austin Returns with a Multi Generational Historical NovelGeesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michi Austin Returns with a Multi Generational Historical S hidden all these years including the story of her one true love At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan twenty three year old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare As memories and dreams surfa. Some novels leave you feeling so full you don’t have room for your own words That was the overwhelming feeling I had when I finished this novel – and yet I was desperately scrambling to find because I wanted Anna’s story to keep going But Geesje’s story it’s one that will stay with you once you have read it It will leave an impression on your heart and become part of the ‘experience’ you draw on as you navigate the waters of your own life through the calm and the storm It is full of wisdom gained through some of the most difficult experiences and decisions life can throw at you and to be perfectly honest is one of the most inspiring stories of faith I have ever read – fiction or notThere are two aspects to this story The first is the ‘present’ in this case 1897 told from the point of view of both Anna Nicholson and Geejse Anna arrives at Hotel Ottawa after a turbulent crossing of Lake Michigan nursing a broken heart and weighed down by some of life’s deepest uestions Prior to leaving Chicago she had been secretly attending Moody’s Chicago Avenue church – a church that feels very familiar to her even though she cannot remember ever having attended before It is here that she hears the minister speaking about Jesus as if He was his best friend; words that touch a deep empty place in her soul Even when her fiancé William forbids her from attending she cannot help but be drawn back to learn When he learns that she has defied him he ends their engagementDerk Vander Veen mistakes Anna for someone else when he sees her sitting on a bench near Black Lake on her first morning at Hotel Ottawa but it’s a mistake that leads to a tentative friendship when Anna discovers that Derk is studying to become a minister Although she knows her mother would frown upon her spending time with a hotel employee Derk listens in a way that no one else has and she finds herself sharing her desire for the freedom to explore the differences between the formal religion she has grown up with and the Christian faith that seems so realGeesje knows just how much is sometimes sacrificed for religious freedom Although she and Anna do not meet until towards the end of the book it is her wisdom that Derk seeks as he and Anna grapple with uestions of faith and of love And it is her memoir that provides the second aspect to this story a story so heart wrenching at times that I had to put the book down and give myself time to process what I was feelingI’m not going to share any of the particulars here but as Geesje encounters hardship heartbreak tragedy and loss through the years she repeatedly asks “Why If it was God’s will to come here why are we still suffering If God loves me how could he allow this to happen to me” And yet in the face of her anger her doubts and her uestions when faced with the most agonizing decision of her life she goes against every inclination of her heart and obeys God; and discovers that God is faithful Sometimes it takes many years for our eyes to be opened but as Geesje says to Derk “Isn’t that the definition of faith – moving forward through the darkness clinging to God”Geesje’s story is also a powerful exploration of love in the context of marriage which parallels beautifully with the uestions Anna and Derk ask themselves and each other as they reconsider their respective engagements and the balance between duty love and compromiseIt is impossible to read this novel and not come away challenged inspired and deeply affected A truly beautiful storyI received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review

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Ce Anna begins to uestion who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer she finds herself asking him all the uestions that have been troubling herNeither Geesje nor Anna who are different in every possible way can foresee the life altering surprises awaiting them before the summer end. Another brilliant book by Lynn Austin I would highly recommend this book Didn't want it to endCan't wait to read the next Lynn Austin book

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Waves of MercyAustin Returns with a Multi Generational Historical NovelGeesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small Waves of PDF group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness Fifty years later in she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary Reluctant at first she soon uncovers memories and emotion. I loved this book although there was so much disaster in it I am not sure it is a book for a non christian could make them think if you hear God's voice and act on it terrible things happen which did happen to the immigrants who left Holland for a new start in America to avoid religious persecution But disaster after disaster happened and for someone who wasn't a Christian they may be scared that if they did become a Christian disasters could happen constantly However it was a lovely story and I couldn't put it down Beware this book does not end unfortunately it is a cliffhanger so you have to buy the next book to hopefully find out what happens to the two main characters I am not sure whether I will do this or not as I am not keen on cliffhangers