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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After hearing several things about this author's debut I jumped at the chance to read this book! Thankfully it didn't disappoint and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it!
Abby and Robert were both strong characters and I liked them both. I feel like the lessons they had to learn about God were ones that a lot of people struggle with and the author handled them both very well.
I really enjoyed all the historical aspects from the San Francisco earthquake to the early studies of radiation to fight cancer. I think the author did a great job of blending fact with fiction.
I'm sorry this review is so short but I can't think of much else to say beyond that fact that this book captured my attention and I kept wanting to know what would happen next!
Meet 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
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
TOUR LANDING PAGE
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.
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!)