Monday, July 20, 2015

Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett

Beyond the Ashes

Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes?
Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love.
Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed.
Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?
My opinion: This is a interesting read about the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake. Filled with rich historical details this book was an engrossing read. I enjoyed reading about the medicine of the early 20th century. The characters were interesting and realistic. I found this to be a very interesting read and look forward to reading other books by this author.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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