Tuesday, April 13, 2010

May Book Club Selection

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin is going to be our book club selection for May. This book is historical christian fiction with some romance in there too, which takes place during the Civil War. Here is a description of what the book is about:

"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 and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail." (end quote)

This is book 1 of 3 in Lynn Austin's Refiner's Fire Series. Usually I want to stay away from series books but this first book is too good to pass up and can stand alone on it's own. Many thanks go to book club member Carol D. for recommending this book. Don't be scared by the 432 page count. It is a book that can keep you turning the pages pretty fast. I know so many of you who read way more than one book a month so I am confident you will be able to do it!! Lynn Austin won the 2003 Christy Award for this novel and I truly hope that you find she deserves it in your reading.

**Don't forget the April meeting is coming up soon on April 24th at 8:30 am - 10 am in Swift's new building, classroom 2. Feel free to bring your friends and family!***

And don't forget, any book suggestions are always appreciated. Happy Reading!

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