Book 1 in the Refiner’s Fire series. 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... read more
This book is one of the best historical fiction book that I have ever read! It takes place in Richmond, VA and is based on a young ladies perspective as a Sountherner. At the beginning, we meet Missy, a wealthy slave-owners daughter. From a very young age, she learns of her father's view on... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book is one of the best historical fiction book that I have ever read! It takes place in Richmond, VA and is based on a young ladies perspective as a Sountherner. At the beginning, we meet Missy, a wealthy slave-owners daughter. From a very young age, she learns of her father's view on slavery and how slaves are viewed as property. After her mother's death, Missy is sent to live with wealthy relatives in Philadelphia. While there, she learns of a more sensible view known as abolistionist views, which views slavery as immoral and an abomination to God. Upon returning to Richmond awhile later, Missy decides to stick with her abolitionist beliefs even though this part of the nation is on the verge of Civil War over this very same issue! Will she be able to change anyone's viewpoint? Will her family disown her? Where will this all lead her? This is a very intriquing book! A real page-turner!
“"Until we can pray, 'Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven,' we gonna have a whole lot of sleepless nights. We want to make our own plans and then pray, 'My will be done, if you please Massa Jesus, in earth , as it is in my plans.' You got to put your life in Jesus' hands. Trust that in the end, whatever happens, He still in control."”Eli
“"That boy will have to face God pretty soon and give an accounting for all the hate he storing away in his heart. But you and I better not be storing any in ours. Let it go, Missy Caroline-- right away, before it takes root. Else we be just as bad as he is. The devil wants us to be like himself-- telling lies and hating people. Jesus wants us to be like He is-- loving our enemies and praying for them. Who you gonna be like?"”Eli
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