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Fire by night
Austin, Lynn N.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2003]

Physical Description:
429 pages ; 22 cm.
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X Adult Fiction Central Library
X Adult Fiction Christian

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Encounter the Civil War through the eyes of two very different Northern girls in this moving historical novel from a Christy award-winning author. Refiner's Fire book 2.

Author Notes

Lynn Austin has authored several works of fiction, including Candle in the Darkness and Hidden Places, both winners of Christy Awards. In addition to writing, Lynn is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and various church and school events. She and her husband have three children and make their home in Illinois.

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Library Journal Review

Set during the American Civil War, Austin's second entry in the "Refiner's Fire" series focuses on Julia Hoffman and Phoebe Bigelow, two different young women who forge a lasting friendship through their shared experiences in the conflict. After beautiful socialite Julia overhears her beloved Rev. Nathaniel Greene insist that he would never consider marrying her because he finds her "shallow, spoiled, and unbearably self-absorbed," she sets out to prove him wrong by signing on as a Union nurse. Phoebe, self-described as "homely and horsefaced as a hound dog," is left behind when her brothers go off to join the military effort. Soon, she finds her situation unbearable, so she dons men's clothing and becomes a soldier herself. Offering refreshing, atypical heroines in absorbing parallel plots, this well-written historical will attract readers who enjoy high-quality romances with a 19th-century American flavor. Book 1 in this series, Candle in the Darkness, won a 2003 Christy Award in the historical fiction category. Highly recommended for all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.