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A Woman's Place ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ A Woman's Place By Lynn Austin ✩ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk They watched their sons their brothers and their husbands enlist to fight a growing menace across the seas And when their nation asked they answered the call as well Virginia longs to find a purpose b They watched their sons their brothers and their husbands enlist to fight a growing menace across the seas And when their nation asked they answered the call as well Virginia longs to find a purpose beyond others' expectations Helen is driven by a loneliness money can't fulfill Rosa is desperate to flee her in laws' rules Jean hopes to prove herself in A Woman's PDF \ a man's world Under the storm clouds of destruction that threaten America during the early s this unlikely gathering of women will experience life in sometimes startling new ways as their beliefs are challenged and they struggle toward a new understanding of what love and sacrifice truly mean.

  • Paperback
  • 446 pages
  • A Woman's Place
  • Lynn Austin
  • English
  • 23 September 2015
  • 9780764228902

About the Author: Lynn Austin

For many years Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but freuent 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 BA she'd earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher After returning to the US the Austins moved to Anderson Indiana Thunder A Woman's PDF \ Bay Ontario and later.

10 thoughts on “A Woman's Place

  1. Rebekah Brown Rebekah Brown says:

    This is a direct uote from my review of the last Austin novel I read “I’ve read a few Lynn Austin novels lately and so far I ’m on a winning streak because each one is better than the last” Well I am here to say that A Woman’s Place is even better than the last A Woman’s Place is a highly enjoyable read that kept my interest all the way through I am always impressed by an author who is able to keep my attention the entire duration of the book This is especially true when not a lot happens in the plot of the story A Woman’s Place focuses on character development and meaningful relationships The point of view of the story goes back and forth between 4 different characters; Helen Virginia Rosa and Jean I was never once confused while reading and I enjoyed each characters section as much as the rest I listened to the story via audiobook and I loved the narrator She did amazing voicing the different characters and I really connected to the story with her interpretation The narrator's interpretation of Rosa was my favorite excellent work All 4 women in the novel come from vastly different backgrounds and points in their lives but have a common ground in their work Helen Jean Rosa and Virginia all work at the shipyard building ships for the allied forces during WWII During their time working together each woman is given a trial that tests their faith and relationships I tried to pick a favorite character but I just couldn’t I guess if I had to pick a character I most connect with at this season in my life I would pick Virginia Virginia has been a housewife and mom her entire adult life and has never worked a job outside of the home She desires to work for many reasons but mostly to get out of the house and do something important now that both of her boys are in school and she is alone at home during the day Currently I am taking leave from work at least for a year to stay home with my son now 2 months old I have had a job since I was 16 years old and not working and keeping busy is very foreign to me I am enjoying this season in my life and like Virginia I will keep focused on what matters to me mostThe only criticism I have on the story overall is Virgina’s relationship with her husband He supposedly had a “transformation” during the story making him a worthy man of Virginia’s love I do not support or condone divorce however if I was married to a man like thathe would have to do a lot than say he was sorry to earn my respect and trust back The way he treated her in this storyWOW I don’t wish that undermining and controlling treatment on any woman Let’s just say my own husband is looking mighty great right now Well off to my next Austin book

  2. Katherine Katherine says:

    Any book that makes me cry so much as well as giggle uite 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 45 but I liked it so 5 stars it isI like Lynn Austin's style and I think she incorporates Christianity into the stories well it is FAR less heavy handedovert 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 I thought she was uite good at writing dialogue I definitely want to read of her books It would be interesting to see what some of my friends who are feminist minded than I would think of this book I know that they would say that some of the issues particularly racial prejudice are glossed overone dimensional and I agree with this Racism is also of a secondary concern so I suppose this isn't too surprising There are a couple of other things that perhaps are a bit too abruptout of the blue to be 100% unuestioningly believable but hey it's a novel not real lifeThe title is I think meant to stir up emotion and angst as well as point to the book's primary issue women's rights but I found that book to be uite forward thinking perhaps too much? both in terms of women's rights particularly in a Christian context and other issues such as racism and class issues oh yes I liked the little twist aware readers than I probably would have realised much sooner but the clues went straight over my head That's okay though I don't read to solve puzzles clues and mysteries I read to enjoy to have my thoughts and beliefs challenged and my emotions stirred This book brought one particular fear of mine to the forefront view spoiler I hope and pray that my husband brothers and future sons will never have to fight in a war Reading this book brought it home to me how much I fear it some may say it's understandable as my father Vietnam grandfathers maternal and paternal WWII and my great grandfather paternal and his brothers WWI all fought in wars Only my great grandfather's brother Reg was killed War is an awful thing and I grew up with a father who was deeply affected by it mentally spiritually and physically and he was one of the better veterans and I pray that my loved men and perhaps women will never have to experience it hide spoiler

  3. Staci Staci says:

    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 close relatives or friendsThere is a bit of exposure to what is happening in Europe and the Pacific but the novel is mainly about the four women and their experience and growth while working in the plantA Woman's Place was an enjoyable read I recommend this novel for those that enjoy Historical Fiction

  4. Morgan Morgan says:

    This is such a wonderful feel good story about women finding inner strength and courage they never imagined they had Set during WWII when every able bodied male was called upon to fight for their country and women were called upon to take on jobs in factories to help the war effort This being a time when women were not expected to do very much except get married have children and do housework Four women from completely different backgrounds who would likely never have even socialized otherwise come together working in a factory building ships and ended up forging unforgettable friendships helping and encouraging each other in so many ways to find the strength and courage to be the best they could be It’s a story about love and faith and kinship I loved this book from start to finish and I would love to see someone make it into a movie

  5. Lee Lee says:

    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 to try to express an idea and that dialogue felt completely contrived The characters used words and language that came off as totally fake and anachronistic For instance the women are talking about Ginny's husband Harold and then go into a discussion about withdrawal of affection Very 1990's And the third stumbling block for me was the preachiness of the book God this and God that Sheesh Just hit me over the head with a God hammerSo anyway this book was not for me and I can only give it one star

  6. Andrea Cox Andrea Cox says:

    The emotions of this story were wonderful I wept a few times especially through the final several chapters This book was entertaining and kept my interest most of the timeEach of the four leading ladies in this ensemble cast had uniue viewpoints and brought real life concerns to the table I particularly enjoyed how they each presented different advice and perspectives when one of them had a life choice to make Their backgrounds enriched these moments causing them to be some of my favoritesOne comment on the biblical Rahab bothered me It was claimed that she “spied on her own people” but the Bible only says she helped a pair of spies escape capture not that she did the spying herselfOne male character seemed inconsistent to me He wanted his family’s reputation preserved appearances were a big deal to him and he berated his wife for her actions that might have tarnished it but he turned right around and flirted with another woman right in front of his wife and their neighbors and friends at a party drank alcoholic beverages and was said by his wife to be a “very skilled poker player” Looked to me like his habits and vices were much problematic to blacken the family’s reputation than anything his wife did in the entire story but of course that was never confrontedThe heavy theme of alcoholism was such a shock as there was no hint of addiction in the back cover copy If there had been even a small mention of it I might would have enjoyed this story rather than getting so frustrated at the obscene amount of drinking and carousing that took place There was one incident that was especially terrible view spoilergetting a whole room of women drunk hide spoiler

  7. Ebookwormy1 Ebookwormy1 says:

    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 taleBut in the second half of the book Austin reveals what makes her an excellent author She takes this solid foundation and moves it beyond enjoyable and forgettable to a story that works on many different levels Ultimately Austin is out to get the reader to think far beyond relationship between men and women to all forms of prejudice She takes on prejudice associated with religious practice color nationality family background etc She delves into how those enslaved to these prejudices seek intimidation through verbal abuse violence or simply withholding themselves from relationship with others I was pleasantly surprised by some of the plot twists but want to preserve the joy for anyone reading my review as I want you to discover this excellent author for yourselfAustin has a gift for creating strong true characters and unleashing them into compelling situations through which we can both see them grow and be challenged to grow ourselves The dramas she creates are heightened by a commitment to good story She doesn't fall in love with her characters meaning that any one of them could make bad decisions face difficulties or even die Not every man who shows up becomes a suitor keeping even readers seasoned in cynicism following closely And Austin delivers these clever twisting often surprising plots without either the psychologizing or preaching that burden the genre Highly recommended along with the rest of Austin's work see my other reviews 5 stars

  8. Christin Christin says:

    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 critiue it got a little bit girl power for me at times but I think I forget that I'm a product of those ideas so I don't have to be as extreme It just seemed like the author was making the point over and OVER how women were just slaves to their dictator husbands if their husbands at all tried to make decisions for their families There wasn't much discussion on how the Bible defines marriage roles That was a bit disappointing There is a perfect balance there that she just ignored But other than that I can't wait for my next Lynn Austin novel 45 stars

  9. Breny Breny says:

    What a beautiful story This book has made me gasp laugh and tear up throughout its sweet 400ish pagesI will say that after reading this book I have come to appreciate the hard work mothers and wives do so so much No one dare say mothers don't work hard because it is the most selfless pure and sacrificing job any woman can have round of applause Ok now picture this It's world war 2Towns cities were almost virtually void of men Everyone was gone off to war Then women rise up to take their husband's jobs All over the world women decide to do their part and help win this warThat's how four completely different women of distinct ages and social status meetMy favorite character was definitely Rosa Oh my goodness I love her so much She is a feisty young Italian girl raised in Brooklyn that has enough spunk for two lifetimesThen there is Ginny The housewife whose sole desire is to please her husband and have a spotless houseHelen is the wealthy heiress an older woman with a broken heart and deep sorrowAnd last but not least is Jean She is a farmers daughter and one of the eighteen yup 18 siblings that grew in the outskirts of the cityAll of them with different upbringings pasts troubles and fears become friends And that's what this beautiful book is about the friendship between these courageous women as they become electricians and help build boats for the armyI read the book in less than 24 hours It is one of those books that just makes you care so much for the characters that you can't stop readingThere is love sorrow laughter pain all as they wait for their loved ones to come from war And in some cases for those who did stay back to wake up and see that women can do For the first time in history world war 2 was when women proved they were not as fragile as men thought they were They could build ships ammunition planes hunt plow and so much But also it was a time when God stirred hearts welcomed the heavy hearted and blessed the sorrowful hearts of American Women with His strength and careI highly recommend itCleanness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️45 there are some kisses semi descriptive and talk about marital relationships not graphic at allPlot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 55Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 55My personal rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 55

  10. Joleen Joleen says:

    A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin was uite 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 decided there is no God an outspoken fun loving uneducated Italian beauty and a young woman who is saving money so she can go to college when her twin brother comes back from the war all working in a plant constructing and wiring battleships and landing craftThe place these 4 women are in is the Stockton Shipyard with jobs as electricians but the place their private lives are in couldn't be different This is a book about a bond albeit reluctant bond from one character which intensifies throughout the book created through personal difficulties tragedies and celebrations as well as working closely on the same shift It's about race prejudices and it's about notions regarding God taking on different forms in different people it's about separation from family because of a war they want to help come to an endI loved this book Now I'm about to look through my records to find another Lynn Austin book I haven't read yet I'm a fan

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