Fire by Night : Refiner's Fire

  • by Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • Series: Refiner's Fire
  • 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is hailed for her inspiring historical novels. As in Candle in the Darkness Austin transports us back to the turbulence of the Civil War.Julia, a wealthy Philadelphia socialite is forced to overcome great obstacles and look for deeper meaning in her life when her intended describes her as shallow. Despite social restrictions on single women, she pursues a vocation as a battlefield nurse. Julia finds a kindred spirit in Phoebe, a West Virginia farm girl who dresses in men's clothing in order to be a soldier. Strength of character, determination, and faith foster their transformation into womanhood.
Winner of Library Journal's Best Christian Fiction Award for 2003, this novel portrays wholesome values. Christina Moore gives a warm narration of this well-crafted story.


What the Critics Say

"Refreshing, atypical heroines in absorbing parallel plots." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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You could listen to this book over and over!

This is one of the best books I ever listened too. It is the story of two young women who are eighteen years old and how they grow up and mature during the last three years of the Civil War.

Each girl takes on very different roles, one as a nurse and one as a soldier, and it is so interesting hearing how they get where they are, and how they live and manage to get by-- and when their paths cross and the soldier is found out to be a woman, they become friends.

This is a story of determination, strength of character, faith and courage, friendship and love, and a realistic view of how things were during and after the battles were fought. The female characters will touch your hearts and the male characters will intrigue you because they have their own stories and struggles within the book-- and the ending is so sweet and so very well done that you might want to listen to it again and again.

This is a fantastic novel and the attention to detail is amazing. The characters live and breathe through the different voice tones of the reader and there is never a dull moment-- and quite a few surprises. It's a story that will be remembered long after the book ends and if you like richly developed plots, a cast of characters that are well defined, and feel good books, you should love this one!
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- Patricia

left me smiling!

I loved this book! I have never read anything by Lynn Austin and chose it because of the reviews. I was very suprised to find that I cleaned longer, worked out longer, drove my car slower- anything that kept me listening to my ipod longer. The story took some turns you might not like but in the end it left me smiling. I highly recommend this book!
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- Brandy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books