Saturday, July 5, 2014
Out of the Ruins (Review)
This review is for the book "Out of the Ruins" by Karen Barnett. This is the first book by Barnett I have read and the first in a new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. This story is set in the early 1900s. Abby Fischer's sister and only friend is racked with cancer. The family decides to travel to San Francisco in order to let her sister receive a new experimental treatment, x-rays. Once there, not only is Abby constantly worried about her sister, but a huge earthquake strikes and the entire family is separated. This book is full of Abby's spiritual journey as well as her journey to find her family and her grief journey. There is a lot that Abby has to work through in this book.
I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I felt this book was more interesting to me than most historical novels. I think Karen Barnett is a great author. I would be very interested to read the next book in this series.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Abingdon Press for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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