Saturday, July 25, 2015
Beyond the Ashes (Review)
This review is for the book "Beyond the Ashes" by Karen Barnett. This book is the second of The Golden Gate Chronicles series. This book can easily be read as a standalone if you do not read the rest of the series.
In this historical romance novel, set in the early 1900s, readers meet Ruby Marshall. Ruby is a young widow who moves to San Francisco to assist her brother with his cancer research. The city is going through a lot of changes due to a recent earthquake. There is disease rampant, which Ruby helps with due to her nursing skills, as well as helping her brother with his cancer research. Meanwhile, she just so happens to fall in love. Unfortunately, her love is as stake as her beau Dr. Larkspur watches his body begin to go through some terrifying changes. He puts off an examination as long as possible because the symptoms are just like so many others he's seen in his cancer research. The two of them have to learn to rely on God and put their futures in His hands, rather than trying to make plans on their own.
I enjoyed the characters in this book and the storyline. It was easy to keep my attention and the cancer research was very interesting to me as well. If you enjoy historical romance fiction you will definitely enjoy this book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.