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Lynn Austin takes readers on a dramatic journey through the Civil War years in her award-winning Refiner's Fire series. Told in three unique perspectives--Southern, Northern, and slave--each book offers a riveting and eloquent exploration of a nation and its people grappling with racism and injustice. With writing rich in historical detail, Austin brings to life the compelling journeys of characters confronted with the risks and sacrifices their beliefs entail.
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A Light to My Path (Refiner's Fire Series #3)

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Overview

Lynn Austin takes readers on a dramatic journey through the Civil War years in her award-winning Refiner's Fire series. Told in three unique perspectives--Southern, Northern, and slave--each book offers a riveting and eloquent exploration of a nation and its people grappling with racism and injustice. With writing rich in historical detail, Austin brings to life the compelling journeys of characters confronted with the risks and sacrifices their beliefs entail.
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Editorial Reviews

Romance Readers Connection
"Make no mistake; A LIGHT TO MY PATH is well worth reading, especially for readers with an interest in this era."
Road to Romance
Lynn Austin has penned another winner. Pick up A Light to My Path today for a satisfying read.
Romantic Times
The sympathetic characters and powerful theme make this book well worth the read.
Faithful Reader
Fans of historical fiction with strong faith themes should find this enjoyable tale much to their liking.
Library Journal
The child of runaway slaves who were tracked down and killed by white men in South Carolina, Anna is alone in the world. She grows up in complete servitude as the "pet" of Claire, her master's daughter, who changes Anna's name to Kitty and allows her to live in the main house. Grady is torn from his mother's arms and sold as a slave far from his family. When Grady meets Anna, he encourages her to think for herself. Soon, word reaches them that the Yankees are coming, and Anna must decide whether to run for freedom and a life with Grady or to continue serving and protecting the master's family. The first two books in Austin's "Refiner's Fire" series (Candle in the Darkness and Fire by Night) won Christy Awards, and this newest title is also outstanding, with heart-wrenching descriptions of the indignities of slavery. Highly recommended. Austin lives near Chicago. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764211928
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Series: Refiner's Fire , #3
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 209,566
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.
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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Wonderful!!! Heartwarming!!!

    This book was a surprise. As an African American I have always avoided books about slavery. The thought that if I would have been born 148 years earlier that could have been me. I can not even watch movies about slavery because the pain and hardships my ancesters endured is hardbreaking but this book captured me. The series started out with the civil war through the eyes of the confederates, next through the eyes of the union and finally the eyes of the slaves. Powerful! It also made it clear why the slaves survived and the union won......it was because God was in charge. Bravo on a job well done. It also showed that God's love is colorblind.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A character driven tale

    In 1862 South Carolina, Confederate soldiers warn Missy Claire that 6000 Yanks are marching towards her Plantation and arming slaves. Missy is angry and panicking as she orders her slaves but talks down to them as if they are cattle or pets, which is how she sees them. Field slave Grady informs house slave Kitty that he plans to run away and would like her, the woman he loves, to come with him to freedom. Kitty hesitates as she has lost the ability to make decisions having spent her life having her massahs tell her what to do........................ As Kitty struggles whether to run off with Grady or stay with Missy, she reflects back to the early 1850s when she as a child met her young mistress. Kitty, called Anna, back then, had some kittens that Missy wanted, but her mother said no that anything owned by a darkie is diseased. So Missy tells her mom that she wants the darkie as her kitty. Since then Kitty has always done whatever her owner tells her to do, but now with war everywhere can Anna be resurrected from the dead?..................... This deep look at the lives of slaves and to a lesser degree their owners in the decade just before and during the Civil War is an insightful historical tale. Readers will be stunned by the incredible characterizations inside of a world turned upside down for so many people. The story line rotates between Anna-Kitty and Grady, but fans observe how others in their circle read. Fans of the Antebellum South will want to read the latest Refiner¿s Fire tale as Lyn Austin hits on all cylinders with a fantastic novel...................... Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2010

    Amazing Addition to an amazing series

    I've read alot of Civil War novels and I have to say that this is one of my favorites. I read it along with a couple of friends of mine who HATE reading with a passion and they couldn't put it down. The characters are wonderfully developed and you feel their pain and their joy throughout the different challenges they face. Also, I like the way the characters in the other books were incorporated and the main character replays some of the same events just from a totally different point of view. Great Read!!! I recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    To leader

    One of your members told to advitise here hope fully you will have new rps

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Aqua

    Fine. Walks back to camp. Gtg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Joe

    FU<_>CK OFF

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Joe bug off!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Emily to joe

    FUC?K OFF!

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    Posted September 26, 2014

    Alissa

    Alissa went to result 7 to lay downm..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Amethyst to joe and aqua

    Aqua: i got this go back to camp
    Joe:make me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Amazing!!!!!!!! Great religonal book

    I loved!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Powerful and moving. An excellent read.

    Powerful and moving. An excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Must read

    Great series,one of the best i very read

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

    Excellent  Read!!!  Excellent Series!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

    Excellent  Read!!!  Excellent Series!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Great story!!!

    Great characters!! Wonderful christian message. I couldn't put it down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER

    This is the first time I have ever reviewed a book , I liked the book that much. Every book in this series tears at your heartstrings and really makes you think about what is important in life. I have read thousands of books and this tops my list no questions. It is definitely worth the money. The way she ties in all the books and characters is an added bonus ! My new favorite author !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Good read

    You need to read the first two books before you do this one. A good finish to the series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Emberfang

    You guys need to get out of other books if your gunna PLAY warriors go to the warriors books retards

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Zelda

    Thank u very much im 10 ok she smiled at saere hello

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Saere

    Hides in Zelda's shirt, scared of everyone else

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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