This story is presented through two well developed characters whose stories intertwine in a believable fashion. Interesting historical details.
This is a remarkable book in the way it brings to life the people who lived through the Civil War in a way no other book I have read has done. You quickly begin to care a great deal about the two main characters and the people they care about too. The author has done a creative job of converting the facts of her research into a lively story that keeps going strong to the very end. While the ending becomes predictable about three-quarters through, it still is very satisfying to the last page, when it's hard to part with characters who have become very important.
That said, there is a great deal of "preaching" going on throughout the book; each character in his own time and place is quoting as much Scripture as the real preacher, and it gets tedious. And its completely unnecessary, as the maxim "Actions speak louder than words" applies very much to the main characters. Their decisions in life speak all that needs to be said to prove that they're living by their Christian principles. The maxim "Show, don't tell" is one which this author should cultivate.
However, I am pleased to give this book four stars on the strength of the historical research and the powerful story which the author has created from it. It is well worth reading.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
Amazing, Captivating and a must listen! This is the second book in a trilogy that takes place during the civil war. Lynn Austin is by far my favorite author and is a genius with her ability to write Christian, historical fiction. This story is about two women from different backgrounds who go to on to experience the insanity of war. One as a nurse and one as a soldier (dressed as a man). I felt compelled to listen. Very entertaining and educational. Candle in the Darkness is the first book in the trilogy , but the stories are independent enough that you could start with book two. My favorite Lynn Austin book is still Wonderland Creek but I think this would be a close second. Jennifer
Sooo very interesting and the series is quite educational along with the high entertainment value. A must read.
When I have a little money I buy books and if there is any left over, I buy food.
I already did! Very strong characters every bit as good as Chronicles of the Kings. I would have thought it was a true story!
I laughed and cried, had hope and watched it die, only to resurrect it again. There were very strong emotions stirred by the story line. The build and ending were magnificent!
I hope to see five books in the new RESTORATION series!!!
Christian Wife and Mother
Great story that gives cause to reflect and strengthens ones faith. One hat I will listen to again!
I loved this story and the rich characters. I could feel the angst, hear the cannons, smell the gunpowder.
I would absolutely recommend this series. It is heartwarming, fun and you become attached to each character.
She put the great story over the top! Highly recommend anything Ms. Moore performs.
Yes,I love to listen to Christina Moore! She's one of my favorites!!
Micheal Phillips's Shenandoah Sisters series. I love the historical,inspirational books!
YES,she's Great! Sometimes when I'm looking for a new book I'll go see what she has done.
Both- I love it when that happens!
Lynn Austin is one of my all time favorites! I love her books!
I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!
One thing I love about aidible is the great reviews and opinions from other listeners. I read the reviews and was not disappointed! The heroine's of this story were amazing, and have helped make our world for women what it is today!