Lynda Smith Reveals Challenges of Russian Jewish Immigrant

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New novel follows protagonist living in England between world wars struggling with relatable dilemmas.

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Author Lynda Smith tells a timeless story of one man’s struggle to do the right thing in her new historical fiction, “A Place to Call Home?” (published by AuthorHouse).

The story is primarily set in England in 1936, a time between the two world wars, but Jacob’s story begins in 1905. He is a Russian Jewish immigrant whose parents and younger sister are desperate to escape the escalating danger of the Russian pogroms.

Jacob and his family embark on a long, perilous sea journey and arrive in the northwest of England where, at the age of 10, Jacob starts a new life in his adopted country. His ambition is to be a successful businessman, and he achieves that goal with hard work and determination. He also marries and becomes a father.

His life becomes complicated when he falls in love with one of his female employees. They enter into an affair, resulting in the birth of a son, who is unaware that Jacob is his father.

Torn between his loyalty to his wife and daughters, his deeply embedded Jewish roots and his mistress and his son, Jacob is in constant turmoil about what to do to cause the least amount of hurt and pain to all the people he holds dear.

The story also reveals the horrors of war – Jacob enlisted as a boy soldier in 1916 – and expounds on themes of socio-economic disparity, religious bigotry, ignorance and anti-Semitism.

A Place to Call Home?
By Lynda Smith
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491885635
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491885642
E-Book | ISBN 9781491885659
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lynda Smith was born in Manchester in the north of England in 1946 and enjoyed a typical working-class childhood. Now retired, she devotes much of her time to writing. “A Place to Call Home?” is her first published book.

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