Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Will Elizabeth's secret jeopardize her future and Charles'?

Book info
About the book:

Through the Shadows (Abingdon, May 2016)

As San Francisco rises from the ashes, an age-old battle looms between corruption and the promise of new beginnings.

The devastating earthquake is just two years past, but the city of San Francisco is still trying to recover. Destruction of this magnitude is not so easy to overcome---and neither are the past regrets shadowing Elizabeth King's hopeful future.

Hoping to right her wrongs, Elizabeth dedicates herself to helping girls rescued from slavery in Chinatown brothels, even if it means putting her own life at risk to sneak through the gloomy alleys and rooftops where dangers lurk.

Putting her life on the line for a worthy cause is admirable. But opening her heart is even more terrifying. So when Elizabeth meets attorney, Charles McKinley---a man who dreams of reforming San Francisco's crooked politics---Elizabeth begins to doubt: Can she maintain her pretense and hide her past? Or will her secret jeopardize both their futures?

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About the author:

Karen Barnett
is the author of Beyond the Ashes, Out of the Ruins, and Mistaken. Named the 2013 Writer of Promise by Oregon Christian Writers, Karen lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. When she's not writing novels, she loves speaking at women's events, libraries, and book clubs.

My Review:
This book is the awaited conclusion to the Golden Gate Chronicles Triology and also a end to the King family whom have been the focus in these books.  I have enjoyed all three books in this series and highly recommend that you read all three, in order.  Each book continues on the saga of a city trying to recover from a tragedy and characters trying to overcome their pasts, and move on from the hardships in life and things they are not proud of in their pasts.  I really enjoyed reading about Elizabeth and getting to know here in this book.  She is a strong and determined girl whom has a good heart and puts herself in danger trying to help others.  However, she has not had a "perfect" life and she is aiming to make up for some moments in her past.   Charles is another character whom I enjoyed as well.  He has a vision for the city, and I love how he wants things to be so good and how he works for that.  Karen does a great job with creating her characters, and also creating the scene as I felt as if I was right there in San Francisco among the chaos, the discouragement, the immorality, but also the hope, the love and the vision for the future.  I highly recommend this book and this series for those whom enjoy historical fiction.

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.* 

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