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?
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. @KarenMBarnett
Not only was Out of the Ruins full of amazing characters and a wonderful story line that flowed nicely, but it was also a very emotional read. The book is a true masterpiece within the genre of historical fiction. It brings the reader right into the world of 1906 San Fransico and the tremendous earthquake that rocked that area. A truly educational read to be sure. More importantly, it's a read that reminds the reader that we really cannot make deals with God. He has a plan for our life, and is with us in both good and bad times, whether we understand why or not. This book moved fast enough to keep my interest in a way that I just did not want to put it down, and I loved the mix of romance and history as well.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***