If I Were You

If I Were You Details

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

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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...

  • Staci

    Interesting and plausible WWII tale about two young women living in England. Audrey lives in a manor and is accustomed to opulence and servants. Eve lives in the village near the manor and her family ...

  • Alicia

    If I Were You was classic Lynn Austin, meaning its pages were filled with history come to life and people with stories to tell. I always feel richer after finishing one of her novels- richer in knowle...

  • 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. ...

  • Celia

    An unlikely friendship and a fascinating story.Audrey and Eve are friends in 1930's England. Audrey is from an aristocratic family; Eve is from the working class. Eve's mother is lady in waiting to Au...

  • 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...

  • Mary Robinson

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first half or so of this novel, but the tail end, once the two friends were reunited in the United States, the storyline became predictable, preachy and unbelievable. Forgiven...

  • Marian Baay

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