- Series: Refiner's Fire (Book 3)
- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Reprint edition (March 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764211927
- ISBN-13: 978-0764211928
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 482 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"You don't have to go with Missy Claire. She can't make you go with her."
Kitty, a house slave, has always obeyed Missy Claire and followed orders. But when word arrives that the Yankees are coming, Kitty is faced with a decision. Will she continue serving Missy Claire and her household? Or will she listen to Grady and embrace this chance for freedom? Even wise Delia says Kitty has to decide for herself--that nobody except the Lord can tell her which way to go.
Kitty has always lived in a world where authority is not questioned. She never has learned to make up her own mind any more than she has learned to read or write.
But now Kitty has a daunting choice: How does she want her story to end?
In her bestselling tradition, Lynn Austin brings the Civil War years to life in the Refiner's Fire trilogy.
About 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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This is an extremely well-written story of two slaves before, during and right after the Civil War. Anna, AKA "Kitty," loses her enslaved parents as a small child, as they attempt to run away from their captivity at the Fuller Plantation. The Fullers' daughter, Missy Claire, finds Kitty amusing and takes her into the house to be her personal slave. Claire is a mean-hearted, spoiled child who sees Kitty as nothing more than a piece of property. From the beginning she treats Kitty in a harsh manner. Kitty is starved for love and security. She does everything possible to try to please Claire as they both grow up.
Grady is the light-skinned product of a white master coupling with a slave. He is not acknowledged in any way by his father, but the man's wife is aware of what transpired and she insists that Grady be taken from his mother and sold. Grady becomes the property of a cruel slave trader. He lives under constant threat of violence, and learns to hate all white people. He is finally "won" in a poker game by Master Fuller, and comes to the plantation to live. Although Mr. Fuller treats him very kindly, Grady simmers with hatred. He thinks only of escape. His life becomes complicated when he and Kitty fall in love.
Both Kitty and Grady have given up on God. They feel God cares only about white people. Grady lives on hatred, while Kitty clings to her "Missy" for security. When Grady finally has the opportunity to run away and join the Union soldiers, Kitty is too insecure and fearful to go with him. After he's gone, Kitty finds herself to be pregnant with his child. It isn't until her baby is threatened that Kitty is able to overcome her fear and stand up to Missy Claire.
I won't reveal any more of the plot, but the story line is full of action and angst. The characterization is excellent as both Kitty and Grady struggle with their situations and attitudes toward God. You will certainly care about these characters. The ending is satisfying, and you'll be glad you read the book (and hopefully the whole trilogy). I heartily recommend it.