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Fire by night / Lynn Austin.

By: Austin, Lynn N.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Austin, Lynn N. Refiner's fire: 2.Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, c2003Description: 429 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1556614438.Subject(s): Antislavery movements -- History -- 19th century -- United States -- Fiction | Women abolitionists -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Christian fiction. DDC classification: Free Fiction
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Encounter the Civil War through the eyes of two very different Northern girls in this moving historical novel from a Christy award-winning author. Refiner's Fire book 2.

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Set during the American Civil War, Austin's second entry in the "Refiner's Fire" series focuses on Julia Hoffman and Phoebe Bigelow, two different young women who forge a lasting friendship through their shared experiences in the conflict. After beautiful socialite Julia overhears her beloved Rev. Nathaniel Greene insist that he would never consider marrying her because he finds her "shallow, spoiled, and unbearably self-absorbed," she sets out to prove him wrong by signing on as a Union nurse. Phoebe, self-described as "homely and horsefaced as a hound dog," is left behind when her brothers go off to join the military effort. Soon, she finds her situation unbearable, so she dons men's clothing and becomes a soldier herself. Offering refreshing, atypical heroines in absorbing parallel plots, this well-written historical will attract readers who enjoy high-quality romances with a 19th-century American flavor. Book 1 in this series, Candle in the Darkness, won a 2003 Christy Award in the historical fiction category. Highly recommended for all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.