Thursday, June 12, 2014

# book review # christian fiction

Book Review: Out of the Ruins

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?

Oh Abby...I smiled with you, I cried with you and I held my breath as one awful thing after another happened to you. I hoped and wished for a happy ending...but I won't spoil it for others by giving away if you found one. Karen Barnett took a period of time that was tragic for so many and tells the beautiful story of one woman's journey to finding herself, letting go of others and finding love in the midst of tragedy. While some of the characters seemed a little flat to me, those of Abby and Robert stood out and kept me turning page after page. If you're a lover of historical fiction, there's a very good chance that you'll enjoy this book.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

Karen Barnett said...

Thanks for taking the time to review Out of the Ruins. I'm so glad you connected with Abby and Robert's story!

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