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Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

About the Book: Book - Out of the Ruins
Author: Karen Barnett
Publisher: Abington Press
Source: Litfuse Publicity
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: The Golden Gate Chronicles, book 1
Genre: Fiction; Historical, Inspirational
Rating: 4 out of 5

Review: Historical novels are hit or miss with me. Since discovering which eras is the “better fit,” I have been able to find a rhythm that seems to work for this girl’s bookshelves. Having only recently read and reviewed Karen’s debut novel (Mistaken), it was an exciting day to open the email with a chance to review the first novel in her new series. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity. This has a completely different story to tell and it doesn’t settle on just one subject. Abby Fischer has always been the odd one out. She isn’t a delicate lady or a society girl who knows the art of flirting. Instead she’s a farm girl who’s happier climbing trees and muddling through new meetings than she perfecting the art of snagging a beau. Only now her family is about to leave behind all they know in order to get her sister the medical treatment she needs – their family doctor’s treatment for her cancer is making no difference so when Cousin Gerald, and his young protégé (or friend), Robert King bring the family the hope of an experimental new treatment, Abby is determined to see her beloved sister healed. No matter what. Continue reading “Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett”

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