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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764223941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764223945
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,948,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Widow Lucy Summers moves to a house on the coast of Cornwall in Winterbourn's Autumn Return. Although her sons and their wives--all of them in London--oppose the move, Lucy wants a new start. She was married to a missionary but never felt comfortable with church concerns and wants now to cultivate her privacy and pursue her long-suppressed artistic yearnings. Fortunately or unfortunately, the local villagers drop by, overwhelming her with kindness but also compromising her solitude. Then a lonely vicar comes calling and all bets are off in this romance that strikes an original tone and then yields to convention. John Mort
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"Readers will enjoy this deep yet simple picture of God's grace and will eagerly anticipate more works from this talented writer." -- Christian Retailing Magazine, March 5, 2001

"Well written, not only in its strong plot and character development, but also in vivid descriptions of the English setting." -- Church Libraries, Fall 2001

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this new author immensely. The story line in Autumn Return immediately caught my attention. The subject touched my heart and I found myself in tears toward the end of the book as the principle characters both shared their deepest hurts and found healing through their faith. I didn't want the book to end and immediately begin looking to see if there was a sequel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
The overwhelming feeling of this book is one of gentleness. This is nothing harsh or abraisive about it, but there are plenty of emotions...bereavement, loss of faith, coping with serious illness...as well as love, commitment and a sense of community. It is a sweet story, with believeable characters - and the kindness and patience of the central characters makes the reader feel inspired to become a better person themselves. There is a real lack of Christian fiction in Britain - unless you're into demonic warfare courtesy of Peretti or La Haye - and I hope more books like this become available soon. If you enjoy putting your feet up and disappearing into another world for a while, you'll enjoy this story - whatever your age.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Peterson on October 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
Lucy Summers moves to Cornwall after the death of her husband to escape the memories of her life with her husband. She goes through a crisis of faith, and has to face her past in order to begin to overcome it. Her initial idea is to just be by herself, and not get as involved in her new community as she was in London; that however, is quickly put aside as the small community takes her in and makes her one of their own. A surprising romance is built into the story and helps Lucy begin to live again.
I enjoyed this book. The story is inspiring and seems so real. I feel like I truly got to know Lucy and what she was going through. I would highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peppy on March 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Autumn Return is one of my favorite books. I thought the main character was such a lovely woman and the love story so genuine & sweet. My book has been passed from friend to friend and all of us have so enjoyed the read. Every time I think about it I check to see if Ms. Winterbourn has written another book. I rate it a 5!
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