Title: Return to Me
Written By: Lynn Austin
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Recommended Ages: 15 & up
This book was a fresh take on the prophet, Zechariah. I have read the book in the Bible by him, but didn’t know much more than that. I enjoyed reading this book and the author’s idea of how he might have lived.
There were a lot of characters in this book. But I think my favorite was Iddo, Zechariah’s grandfather. He was complex and also very human. He made mistakes, but when they were pointed out to him, he repented quickly.
The dialogue was well-written and while modernized some, still fit the time period very well.
This book covered a long period of time and I really liked how well the author jumped ahead without making us feel like we missed something.
Overall writing quality: .75/1
The writing was well done and I thought she handled the many situations very well.
This is a hard one to rate. In some ways it was hard to put the book down, but at other times, I needed to to give myself some time to process everything happening in the book. So we’ll do 3/4ths of a star.
I really liked this book. Even more so because I read it second instead of first and had gotten to know a couple of the characters when they were older and then got to see their background a bit more. I don’t always like Biblical fiction, but I do like this book.
2 thoughts on “Book Review: Return to Me by Lynn Austin”
I’m so glad you liked it! And I really like your reviewing/rating system. Sometimes I don’t always know what to say about a book, so I like that you’re brushing over all the elements in a quick and simple package.
Thanks, Anita! I got the idea from someone else. 🙂