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Book Review: Return to Me by Lynn Austin

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.

Characters: 1/1

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.

Dialogue: 1/1

The dialogue was well-written and while modernized some, still fit the time period very well.

Plot/storyline: 1/1

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.

Un-put-down-ability: .75/1

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.

Conclusion: 4.5/5

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”

  1. 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.

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