About the book:
Abby's shattered faith in both God and man is challenged when the terrible earthquake hits 1906 San Francisco.
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn't expect, however, is for God's answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best.
As they work together toward a cure, Abby's feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?
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What an intense read. This book took me into a way different story than I was expecting. I had to keep reading to know which way the story would turn because I really had no idea. San Francisco back in the day must have been something, I wish I could travel back in time! This book takes you before the earthquake, during, and after, which makes it all the more unique. Abby's character drives me crazy the majority of the book. Granted this makes the storyline and she grows throughout the book so by the end I liked her a bit more. The male lead in this book is great and I enjoyed reading about his character. My favorite part is the setting and how calm the world was before the earthquake. I've read a few books set during this time but this one took on the more medical twist which was actually fascinating. I also like how the author portrayed the city in ruins.
If you enjoy historical fiction you will enjoy this book.
"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."
Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett
So grab your copy of Out of the Ruins and join Karen on the evening of June 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)