The story was rich in content and history!
Candle in the Darkness gave me another glimpse in and about the struggles during the Civil War.
Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors! I find myself so immersed in the characters portrayed almost as if I'm in the story. The story is thought provoking and very moving!
Christina Moore gave an awesome performance and a wide variety of character voices that it kept the story captivating!
This book was everything I heard about it! I have been recommending it to others.
Scarlet Letters by Francine Rivers.
When main character ate in the kitchen with her slaves.
When main character freed a new born baby who was born to slaves.
This is a real reminder of how far we have come as a country overcoming racial prejudice especially pertaining to black Americans.
Thoroughly enjoyed this series...especially the first two books. I will listen to the entire series again!
Wonderfully told, this story begins pre-civil war and tells the story of girl from Virginia named Caroline. Although she lives in the south, her heart sees her slaves as family, not as possessions. She gets her faith and strength from the most unlikely of people, people who have nothing but the hope God promises. It takes you through the journey of the war, both in the eyes of the North and of the South. It is a story of love, betrayal, triumph and defeat. I am facinated with this time period and have read several books on this era, but I have to say, this was by far the best I have read (listened to). I found myself not wanting to put it down! The narration is smooth and very easy to listen to. Every part of this book was wonderful. You will not be disappointed!
Christian Wife and Mother
This is a great series about the civil war, mankind, and faith in Jesus. It makes you think and dig deep into your own soul and consider your own faith.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
Well, I have been on a roll with great audio books. The last several books I have purchased have been 4-5 star books. Lynn Austin is probably my favorite author, so I knew I couldn't go wrong with one of hers. This is a well-written, Christian, historical romance that takes place during the civil war. After listening to this book, I actually felt ashamed to be southern. I empathized with the main character and her struggle to be a southerner engaged to a confederate soldier but believed in the North's cause. She believed, fought for and risked everything for the abolition of slavery. Caroline was a brave and remarkable woman. My only complaint was that it seemed to end abruptly and left some questions unanswered. Jennifer
The reader was exceptional and added to the enjoyment of the book. It was like sitting with an old friend, and listening was a pleasure.
This reminded me of Ashes in the Wind, a book I read eons ago which has stayed with me. I have a feeling this book will also.
Well drawn characters, particularly the slaves, but not in the way that slaves are usually depicted in anti-slavery novels. These slaves are mostly well-cared for and certainly better off than most. Yet, they still have to bear the heartbreaking reality of not having control over their own destiny or their children's destiny. I choose to read Christian authors because I want my literature to both uplift and support my own spiritual growth. This book is full of lessons about God's will and not our own and I loved the narrator's ability to embody Eli's "masser Jesus." Very rich storytelling indeed.
Yes. Author does a great job with developing the rich characters and the storyline, while also providing a unique historical perspective of the Civil war era. After the first few chapters, I had difficulty putting it down.
Towards the end, the heart breaking conversation between Caroline and Charles as she made her confession to him. Then the subsequent conversation that brought the story to a heartwarming conclusion.
The Christmas dinner, as the slaves gave Caroline her gift from them.
Wonderful book. Glad to have "stumbled upon" Lynn Austin. Looking forward to more of her books.
This is the first book that I hated to see end.
Every character held my attention throughout the book.
I don't know which was better... the book or the reader of the book. She was wonderful. She was able to bring each character to life.