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
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.
Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night and A Light to My Path. I have loved Christina Moore as a story teller from the Quilt series and found these three books so fulfilling ... A must read if you love the Cicil War times.
Terrific- amazing & enthroling
You can't put it down
Christina Moore is by far the greatest narrator I have ever listened to.
Lynn Austin has become my favorite author. She keepes you glued to the story.
The more that I read the more that I find it hard to but it down for any reason. I have enjoyed this book and find my self lost in their lives. I really enjoy how Lynn Austin works faith, hope and trust in the Lord through out her stories.
Loved the spiritual overtone, and the storyline was awesomely weaved with historical accuracy. Wonderful entertainment!
The story brought me to tears, it touched my heart and warmed my soul. Lynn Austin is an excellent author. she is wonderful at painting the picture. This book is about faith, love, and human perseverance during some of the darkest times in US history. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend reading this book or listening to this book. I actually own all of the books from this series in paper back however I wanted to hear the story from someone else and Christina Moore did not disappoint.
If everything was different. The book was predictable, flat, and shallow. The attention given to the political, social and religious moods of the day was embarrassingly cliche and shallow. Historical depth and accuracy would be nice. The narration was aggravating.
I'll go back and re-listen to a truly well done historical civil war fiction... either the North and South series, or the Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes.
I came across this book while trying to find another good civil war fiction series similar to the writings of John Jakes. This book truly is fiction, but historical it is not. Very misleading to have this classified as historical.