Candle in the Darkness
By Lynn Austin
In the Refiner’s Book series, Book One: Candle in the Darkness takes place in Richmond, Virginia, the time being right before the Civil War. A white girl named Caroline Fletcher, only twelve years old, is faced with many struggles and whether she can keep her faith in God. The story starts out with her best friend, a 9 year old slave boy being sold from Caroline’s family. She is affected greatly as a young girl, and her world starts slowly changing around her.
In general, slavery was a big argument between the abolitionists and those rooting for it. Some believing all were equal, and othe...