Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

Don't miss the debut book, Out of the Ruins, in Karen Barnett's new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century San Francisco, Out of the Ruins will remind readers that no matter who we are or what we’ve done, God is still as close to us as our next breath.

Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 19th. Winner will be announced at the Out of the Ruins Facebook author chat party on June 19th. Connect with Karen for an evening of fun book chat, games, and prizes. Karen will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in The Golden Gate Chronicles series!
So grab your copy of Out of the Ruins and join Karen on the evening of June 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!

Here's my review of this entertaining and educational novel:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Karen Barnett and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Out of the Ruins" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“Out of the Ruins” by Karen Barnett is the engaging love story of Abigail, a young woman who thinks herself inferior to her sister, Cecelia, in all things, and Dr. Robert King, the physician working with Abby’s Uncle to treat Cecelia’s leukemia in 1905 San Francisco.  These thickly crafted characters blossom in the bustling landscape as they encounter personal challenges and experience God.  “Out of the Ruins”  is thoroughly entertaining and potentially life-changing.
As a cancer survivor, I was fascinated by the course of treatment pursued at this point in history.  This backbone of the story’s plot led me to do some online research which revealed that the author had done her research as well, with regard to cancer treatment, but also the happenings in San Francisco in 1906.  Karen Barnett has created an educational and entertaining glimpse into America’s past!

1 comment:

Karen Barnett said...

Thank you for taking the time to review Out of the Ruins. I was fascinated by the X-ray research going on in this time period, too. I'll be delving even further into that in the next book, Beyond the Ashes. :)