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If I Were You

A Novel
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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From best-selling and eight-time Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII.

1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets - and the complicated history of their friendship - to the surface.

1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve’s mother served as a lady’s maid for Audrey’s mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force...until a greater threat - Nazi invasion - reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey’s brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen.

This sweeping story transports listeners to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

©2020 Lynn Austin (P)2020 Tyndale House Publishers

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Brilliant story. The reader pronounced a lot of words wrong so maybe she is an American narrator struggling with British English. However still brilliant.

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  • Colby
  • 16-07-20

performed beautifully

always a fan of austin but the performance was truly above and beyond. never really felt ww2 from British before. knew it but didn't feel it

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  • Elissa Goodwin
  • 06-07-20

Excellent read

I love historical fiction and this one did not disappoint. I felt like I was there in the bomb shelter along with the characters. Great story!

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  • khandie
  • 03-07-20

I didn't want to leave my car.

One of those stories that you didn't want to stop listening to go about your regular day.

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  • Pamela McAllister
  • 01-07-20

Fantastic, as always.

The lives of Eve and Audrey kept my interest the whole way through. It is so very important to never forget the Lord loves his children and is in control. Sarah Zimmerman did a wonderful job.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-06-20

If I Were You is an exceptional story

I found this story enlightening, it helped me understand what the war was like for the English people. it gave a wonderful demonstration of God's love, grace and mercy

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  • Allgr8dogs
  • 23-09-20

This is the best book that I've 'read' for a long

The narrator was great and I loved the story! This is story is something I'd let my young teens read.

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  • Cyn ND
  • 23-09-20

Well, done!

What a page-turner. I had a hard time putting this one down. Audrey and Eve were two sides of a coin. So different yet so alike. One completed the other throughout their years as sister/friends. WWII is such an important part of the history of this world. So much to be learned from it. Thank you for writing this story Ms. Austin. And a brilliant performance, Ms. Zimmerman. Well done!

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  • Rebecca
  • 22-09-20

Fantastic!

What an amazing story of forgiveness, grace and redemption! So well- read by Sarah Zimmerman too!!

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  • Dana
  • 17-09-20

A beautiful story.

This was probably the best novel I have ever read or listen to. It is a beautiful story that will touch your heart and help you to know yourself I will purchase the book and read it again and again

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  • MRSDIMOND
  • 23-08-20

Great wholesome historical novel

it's hard to find novels that are wholesome and this one is. The story is well written and the narration is very well done.

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