I received the following book from The Publisher via Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett
Series: Golden Gate Chronicles #2
Published by Abingdon Press on June 16th 2015
Genres: Christian, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance
Source: The Publisher via Litfuse
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Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love. Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed. Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?
Though I have read a lot of Historical Christian Romance lately, this one is definitely a standout. The author had a way of giving voice to her characters with just the littlest touches that created a realistic edge to the story that drew me in from the start. Though this book was at times deeply emotional, it was also inspiring. Whether you are a historical romance fan or just a romance fan in general I think you will find this book to your liking. I highly recommend and look forward to more in the series!