Monday, June 6, 2016

Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett


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.
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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?
My opinion: I  was eager to read the newest book in this wonderful series as I have really enjoyed the authors previous works and this book certainly did not disappoint! If nothing it might be my favorite yet which is saying a lot. I loved finding more about the rich and even terrible history of San Francisco.  This book  deals with a very unsavory and yet real part of history, young girls being sold into brothels. I love how the main character was so passionate about helping the young girls. I love how this book dealt with the good, the bad and the ugly but in a very educational and informative manner. With rich historical detail, vivid narration and memorable characters this book is a must! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to review Through the Shadows! I'm so glad you enjoyed Charles and Elizabeth's story. :)