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Candle in the Darkness | [Lynn Austin]

Candle in the Darkness

Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

Caroline Fletcher, the daughter of a wealthy family in Richmond, has never questioned her father's right to own slaves. But after a lengthy visit to her uncle's home in Boston, she learns of the abolitionist movement. Now, knowing that slavery is against God's will, she must risk betraying the people she loves to obey her convictions.

Compelling characters and the searing conflicts between North and South create a vivid canvas for Caroline's struggle to make the right decisions. Through Christina Moore's hearfelt narration, Candle in the Darkness burns even brighter.

©2002 Lynn Austin; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A thoroughly engrossing and exciting tale that will appeal to fans of...historical romances." (Library Journal)

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    Terry Oklahoma City, OK, USA 05-18-05
    Terry Oklahoma City, OK, USA 05-18-05
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    "A different look at the Civil War"

    This was my first book audible book and I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story to be fascinating and the characters memorable. There were certain areas that dragged, but all in all, a very pleasurable listen.

    My children even became involved in the story and couldn't wait to get into the car and hear the next installment! A wonderful way to learn history.

    I enjoyed the different perspective on the war, from the women's point of view, from an abolisionist point of view, and from the slaves.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel American Fork, UT, USA 07-19-05
    Rachel American Fork, UT, USA 07-19-05
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    "Candle In the Darkness"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I really felt I got to know the main character, Caroline, and was very concerned with the outcome of the book and her fate. I particularly enjoyed the beginning of the book that discussed her childhood.
    A lot of issues were brought up that are not always addressed in a Civil War novel. This book also caused much introspection, and gave me a lot to think about.
    I would recomend this book. The narrator is effective and mostly very pleasant to listen to.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amy king, NC, USA 08-08-07
    Amy king, NC, USA 08-08-07
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    "Should have been a series"

    This book is very detailed. I found myself not able to listen and do other tasks at the same time without missing something. The narrator does a fantastic job with the book. The characters are distinct. The author definetly put a lot of work and research into this book. It is very detailed as I said and should have been a series of books. The reason I think this is because of the amount of time that the book spans and of course the detail. I found myself skipping around alot to hear the climax. It is a wonderful book if you would rather have more historical than romance in your fiction. It was not a predictable book. I felt however that the author rushed at the end and didn't put as much detail in the last hour of the book as she did in the rest of it. Overall, it is a good book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn R. Yetzbacher Denver, Colorado 04-07-06
    Marilyn R. Yetzbacher Denver, Colorado 04-07-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Beautifully written story"

    This book is beautifully written, researched, and narrated. I am particularly interested in Civil War history and Lynn Austin did a fantastic job of conveying the emotional turmoil of the times. Her character was very believable and one grew to love the little band of servants. It is more a book about love than about war. Delightful.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    taratooley 01-20-06
    taratooley 01-20-06 Member Since 2013
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    "Enchanting"

    Lynn Austin is quite the historian as well as story teller. This is my favorite way to study history. Austin teaches as she entertains the Civil War story. I will listen to this audio over and over.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 08-22-12
    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2009

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    "A Must Listen to series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a series that everyone will enjoy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each and every person plays a role in the book.


    Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is great no matter which book she is reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book keeps you interested.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is called Refiners Fire. Listen to the books in order.
    1 - Candle in the Darkness
    2 - Fire by Night
    3 - A Light to my Path

    This is a series that you will feel badly when they are over.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Manteca, CA, USA 06-24-07
    Karen Manteca, CA, USA 06-24-07
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    "Enlightening"

    Very inspiring book. Going through some tough times in my own life and this story truly helped to renew my faith and strength. Excellent encouragement in the worst of times.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Meirndorf Glenns Ferry, ID 02-18-07
    Jennifer Meirndorf Glenns Ferry, ID 02-18-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Great book!"

    This book was so good I couldn't stop listening. Good narrator too.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tami Flather 09-25-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Awesome read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Candle in the Darkness the most enjoyable?

    I would say, "I couldn't put this book down" but since it's an audible book I instead say, "I couldn't stop listening! It was fantastic and one of my favorite Lynn Austin books! Well done!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14
    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "LOVED IT!"
    What did you love best about Candle in the Darkness?

    A Christian novel really well written and developed. Great story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved them all except her father-


    Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I will!


    If you could rename Candle in the Darkness, what would you call it?

    Such a Time as This


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge Davina Porter fan-I've probably listened to her voice over 300 hours. Christina Moore is right up there with her. I will listen to all of her narrations!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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