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Until We Reach Home (Large Print)
Until We Reach Home - Large Print
Author: Lynn Austin
Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's death and father's suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help. Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781602853461
ISBN-10: 1602853460
Publication Date: 12/1/2008
Pages: 300
Edition: Lrg
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
No longer safe or wanted in Sweden, Elin is determined to find a home for herself and her two younger sisters, Kirsten, and Sofia. The girls embark upon a difficult journey to America, paid for by their uncle in Chicago, or so they think.

Suffering through squalid steerage accomodations aboard ship to an unwelcome greeting by Auntie in Chicago, the girls realize America is not the "heaven" they imagined it to be. Having no money or desire to return to Sweden, the girls find a job with a wealthy, demanding woman to clean her home which is being sold out from under her by her son and daughter-in-law. All the while, the three sisters are hoping and dreaming for a home... a real home.

Lynn Austin's descriptions of Ellis Island in the late 1800's were amazing to me. I guess I naively thought that immigrants had a pretty easy time entering America. Austin tells of confused detainees and dirty dormitories...and the insufferable language barrier! Until We Reach Home was well-written and an easy, enjoyable read. However, the book ended somewhat unsatisfactorily for me! I'm hoping Lynn Austin will continue the stories of Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia! I believe another book could be written... pretty please?!
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Helpful Score: 4
I LOVED this book. I could hardly put it down. Three young girls immigrate from Sweden to the USA and make their way against great hardships. Excellent! I was sad to finish it. The gals became people I wanted to know more about. Lynn Austin is becoming a favorite author.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent. I really enjoyed this book and wish it was the first in a series. As usual Lynn Austin has outdone herself.
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this book! Three sisters immigrating from Sweden. I love the history and their trust in God to care for them. A must read of Tracie's!
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I loved this book. A fast read.
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I agree with the other reviewer. This was such an excellent book! I wish it were a series so we could follow the lives and adventures of Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia further into their lives as they are all very young women in this story.

Lynn Austin, please think about this request! We'd love a sequel or a series. We want to know what else happened to our Swedish friends after this book. Thanks for considering this request!
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This is one of the most outstanding and well written books I have ever read! Didn't want to put the book down! Characters and emotions were very descripted! Loved it!