Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Through the Shadows (Book #3 Golden Gate Chronicles) by Karen Barnett [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: Stepping into history with Karen Barnett is a treat as she develops very realist characters, scenes, and events.

As San Francisco continues to reconstruct after the historically catastrophic earthquake and fire that gutted the city, corruption and evil manipulate the lives of the populace. The evils of criminal politicians, human trafficking, and racism are rife.

The good folks still exist, though, and Elizabeth King and Charles McKinley muddle through discovering how God's grace and His strength can imbue one with wisdom and virtue to carry on.

This is an absolutely riveting read and a fine conclusion to the Gold Gate Chronicles.

About the book: 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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  1. The title that the she released in 2014 was titled "Out of the Ruins". I thought it was interesting that Karen is a former park ranger. Neat!

  2. This series sounds like a sweeping saga, which I love! Thanks for sharing with us at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!

  3. The book was OUT OF THE RUINS THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 1. I learned her first novel was released in 2013.

  4. Karen Barnett has 3 books, so far in The Golden Gate Chronicles.
    Out of the Ruins 5/2014
    Beyond the Ashes 6/2015
    Through the Shadows 5/2016


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