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Candle in the darkness / Lynn Austin.

By: Austin, Lynn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Austin, Lynn N. Refiner's fire: bk.1.; Austin, Lynn N. Refiner's fire: 1.Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, c2002Description: 429 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1556614365.Subject(s): Antislavery movements -- Fiction | Women abolitionists -- Fiction | Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Christian fiction.DDC classification: Free Fiction
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Book 1 in the Refiner's Fire series. The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened for the first time to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail.

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From the time she was 12, Caroline Fletcher, daughter of a wealthy Richmond, VA, slave-holding family, knew she was different, for she knew that the household slaves were human beings, not mere property. When her mother commits suicide, Caroline is sent first to the Fletcher plantation and then to relatives in Philadelphia. Three years later, as the nation teeters on the brink of civil war, her father brings her home. Caroline is now a determined abolitionist, and she struggles to live in a culture where people believe that slavery is ordained by God. With her fianc, father, and cousin off fighting in the war, Caroline embarks on a dangerous path of spying and intrigue that tests her faith and demands risk and sacrifice. Unfortunately, Caroline is the only fully developed character in this work, and the African American characters are all too good to be true; despite these flaws, Austin (Hidden Places; Eve's Daughters; Wings of Refuge) has written a thoroughly engrossing and exciting tale that will appeal to fans of Virginia Gaffney's "Richmond Chronicles" and historical romances. Purchase where historical novels and Austin's other books are in demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.