Enough about Lynn Austin generally and more about Candle in the Darkness specifically: I really enjoyed this book. I've read a lot of books about the Civil War, but there aren't many that are so sympathetic to the Confederate cause and give such good insight into the myriad reasons people fought for the South. The details about the hardships suffered by the residents of Richmond was really interesting, as were the details about how those hardships were managed/overcome. None of the characters were nearly as well-developed as Caroline, but I didn't feel that really detracted from the story as most of the book was written from her perspective anyway. On the whole it was a great book, and I'll be adding more of the author's books to my to-read list.
I would recommend this book to whoever wants to read a beautiful story about courage and determination, about a woman who chooses to be different in a country which risks a complete destruction. “Candle in the Darkness” is undoubtedly a great novel worth your time!
|Title: Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, Book 1)|
Author(s): Lynn Austin
ISBN: 0-7394-3123-4 / 978-0-7394-3123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House
Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA
CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS is a novel that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the last page. I can hardly wait to read book #2 titled Fire By Night.
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.