Where we belong
By Lynn Austin
The story revolves around two wealthy and well educated sisters from the city of Chicago in the late 1800s. Their father finances their love of travel to exotic places such as Israel and Egypt. The story begins in 1890 with them being stranded in the Sinai Desert and then quickly flashes back to 1860 for the back story. Austin expertly writes in this back and forth manner throughout the novel as the story unwinds. Included in the adventures are also the well developed characters of their young maid, Kate Rafferty and their butler, Soren Peterson among others. Their unusual adventures offer many surprises and their underlying faith in it all makes for a solid and satisfying story.