In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three
lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their
lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to
enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother. Penny
Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can
remember; now that Eddie's wife is dead, Penny feels she has been
given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the
hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war.
And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to
hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn
But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front will go from bad to worse. Yet these characters will find themselves growing and changing in ways they never expected--and ultimately discovering truths about God's love...even when He is silent.
Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won five Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.