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A light to my path / Lynn Austin.

By: Austin, Lynn N.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Austin, Lynn N. Refiner's fire: 3.; Austin, Lynn N. Refiner's fire: Bk. 3.Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Pub., c2004Description: 432 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781556614446(tradepbk).Subject(s): African American women -- Fiction | Plantation life -- Fiction | Women slaves -- Fiction | South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: Summary: Never in her life did Kitty make a decision for herself. She was raised on a South Carolina plantation as the pet of her white master's daughter. Now, as a young adult, she must find the strength and faith to make the biggest decision ever. Will she stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or take off tonight for the north with Grady, the field slave she has come to love?
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When word arrives that the Yankees are coming, an obedient house slave is faced with a decision--will she continue to follow the bidding of her owners, or will she embrace this chance for freedom?

Never in her life did Kitty make a decision for herself. She was raised on a South Carolina plantation as the pet of her white master's daughter. Now, as a young adult, she must find the strength and faith to make the biggest decision ever. Will she stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or take off tonight for the north with Grady, the field slave she has come to love?

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Sequel to: Fire by night.

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A Light to My Path is a standalone follow-up to Candle in the Darkness and Fire by Night in Austin's Refiner's Fire series, with alternating points of view between two characters. Anna, nicknamed Kitty, grows up as a slave companion to Missy Claire, the daughter of a plantation owner, and Grady is a young light-skinned slave torn from his parents at an early age. The tale focuses on their love, pain, sorrow, degradation, and humiliation. Lacking knowledge of any other way of life, Anna solemnly accepts her ill-treatment and exploitation, while Grady, filled with hatred and rage, longs for freedom. When Grady and Anna eventually have the chance to run away to join the Union Army, Anna is paralyzed by her fear of the unknown and remains at the plantation believing she will not face hardship or punishment. Read by Christina Moore, this compelling story of slavery in South Carolina from 1849 through the Civil War is recommended for historical Christian fiction collections.--Carol Stern, Glen Cove P.L., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.