on May 1, 2006
I just finnished the third book in this series and have been very impressed with the stories. I really enjoyed Fire by Night. The stories had great messages of courage and enduring the trials that God puts into our lives to mold and shape us so we can become His. The books, though religious in nature, were not obviously one denomination or another. They just held simple truths that all christian religions could appreciate. GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!!!!
on March 29, 2007
We read the Chronicles of the Kings by Lynn Austin as a family, and because of that (they were "awesome"), my 15 year old daughter wanted to read everything possible that Lynn Austin has written. She read the Refiner's Fire and loved them so much she couldn't put them down, and even read one of the books twice. These volumes will teach your child more about the Civil War that will be unforgettable then any history textbook you'll ever find on the subject.
on June 8, 2009
This is the first book we read by Lynn Austin. Since we read this two years ago, we have read all of Lynn's books and find them to be uplifting, entertaining and helpful in understanding people. They are well-written and so worthwile. We have never read a Lynn Austin book we didn't like! She is a wonderful asset to the Christian community.
on June 8, 2007
This is an excellent series of books on the Civil War! Although the story line is fictional, they are laced with true history regarding the Civil War. I could hardly put these books down, wondering what would happen next or what decisions the characters would make. We are homeschoolers, and I plan to have my high schoolers read the series for part of our Civil War History unit. They will love them!!!
on October 28, 2007
Lynn does such an amazing job with the characters. I felt for them so much, and DID NOT want the books to be over with! I love these books. The second I have to say is my favorite, but the first one did make me cry! The third is really good, it just breaks my heart on how they use to treat the slaves. A MUST READ!