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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
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"A thoroughly engrossing and exciting tale that will appeal to fans of...historical romances." (Library Journal)
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By Rachel on 07-19-05

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.

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By Terry on 05-18-05

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.

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