Candle in the Darkness

Candle in the Darkness

Paperback, 431 pages

Published November 1st 2002 by Bethany House Publishers


The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened for the first time to the men a......more



I had a 1,000 word review written and was about to post when my battery crashed. Though I am seeing stars right now, I am going to try to recreate it. Hopeless. I promise, I phrased it much more nicely before I wasted two hours of work on a book I didn't even like.

So, I may come back lat......more


I just finished reading this book for the 4th time. Is it possible that it gets better every time I read it? I loved it every time & actually can't wait to read it again! :) This is my favorite series by Lynn Austin and possibly my favorite series of all! I highly recommend these books to all my boo......more


This is undoubtedly one of my favourite books of the year. Just wow. It was totally amazing!

The prologue draws you in, the characters come alive and the writing speaks to you. The story is intense, deep, moving and heartbreaking. Lynn Austin has incredible talent, and I am sorry that I h......more


Well, I tend to be extremely wary of Christian fiction. My personal views differ enough from these authors that their ranting and pulpit-pounding style just does me in within seconds! So I have a personal habit of automatically determining not to read anything labeled religion or religious fiction. ......more


I had read a Lynn Austin book a long time ago (pre-kids, anyway) and really liked it: Eve’s Daughters, it was called. A recent message-board conversation reminded me of this author and so at the next opportunity, I snatched this from the library.

Ooooh, I LOVE historical fiction! And some......more

Amanda Tero

If you want to become fully engulfed in the raging of the Civil War--the battle that was fought not only physically, but also morally, sit awhile by Caroline and read her story.

Having done a good bit of Civil War research on my own, I found "Candle in the Darkness" to be fascinating and ......more


I've always enjoyed books set during the Civil War. This one was good, especially since Caroline helps her Northern cousin to escape from the South's prison. I found myself, though, throughout most of the book wishing Caroline would meet a different guy to marry. The one she does end up with just se......more


SUMMARY: Caroline Fletcher is caught in a nation split apart and torn between the ones she loves and a truth she can't deny. The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its ......more


wow! awesome! whew!

this book makes the Civil War personal. written from the point of view of a real southern lady (Richmond, VA) who, though she loves her southern home and country, loves God more. the old slave, Eli, teaches her that the Bible says " slavery is wrong".

She r......more


(How do I explain this...?)

*cough cough*

Let's just begin with - well, really cliche books are NOT my strong point. An-And I don't really like Christian romance as a genre. At all.

So cute MC walks down the street like, 'yo I'm an abolitionist', and then hot guy tur......more

About the author(Lynn Austin)

For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband's work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she'd earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher. A......more

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