Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Out of the Ruins Book Review







Out of the Ruins




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?

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/xlcaD 




My Review

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.

Five stars.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."






About the author:
 

Karen Barnett is the author of Mistaken and several articles that have been published by Guideposts and other national magazines. She lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and three cats. 

Karen can be found at: website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest
Don't miss the debut book, Out of the Ruins, in Karen Barnett's new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century San Francisco, Out of the Ruins will remind readers that no matter who we are or what we’ve done, God is still as close to us as our next breath.

Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.
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  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 19th. Winner will be announced at the Out of the Ruins Facebook author chat party on June 19th. Connect with Karen for an evening of fun book chat, games, and prizes. Karen will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in The Golden Gate Chronicles series!
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!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!

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