If I Were You

If I Were You

From bestselling 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 readers 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

Title:If I Were You
ISBN:9781496437303
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    If I Were You Reviews

  • Rachel McMillan

    endorsement:Lynn Austin’s tradition of masterful historical fiction continues in If I Were You: an impeccably researched look into the lives of two remarkable women living in the echoes of War and t...

  • Melanie

    If I Were You was amazing! I've heard wonderful things about Lynn Austin's books for a while, but I've never actually read one until now…I've been missing out!From the first chapter I was captured b...

  • Maureen Timerman

    This book grabbed me and never let go until the last page was turned. I was with Eve and Audrey right from the time they met, with the bombs as they dropped, as they fell in love, suffered tragedies a...

  • Nicole

    Nothing I write in this review will come close to expressing just how AMAZING If I Were You by Lynn Austin truly is. This book blew me away. The characters are so well crafted they jump off the page. ...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    If I Were You looks back to WWII in England and the unlikely friendship of Eve Dawson and Audrey Clarkson. Eve is a servant and Audrey is from an aristocratic family. Yet their friendship is made stro...

  • Marian Baay

    Wonderful and surprising story about two friends during war time....

  • Faye

    A poignant tale of friendship, following two vastly different young women in WWII. An engrossing read that pulled me in from the very beginning. Eve and Audrey couldn't be more different in social adv...

  • Mikaela

    ~ Audiobook Review ~I love the way Lynn Austin writes, she takes you on a journey with the Characters that is so deep and realistic. ‘If I Were You’ is set in 1931-1950 England and 1950 USA follow...

  • Lori

    I've been a fan of Lynn Austin for a long time and the last book I read was Wonderland Creek. I thought this book was top notch but then along came this book If I were you. I was thrilled when I seen ...

  • Darla

    Fantastic historical fiction with a deft plot twist. The story of Eve and Audrey will appeal to a wide audience. There is a Downton Abbey vibe that runs throughout as the two young women are on opposi...