Thursday, June 12, 2014

Debut Novel from Karen Barnett with Kindle HDX #Giveaway!!

Out of the Ruins | The Golden Gate Chronicles, Book 1

Abby’s shattered faith in both God and man is challenged when the terrible earthquake hits 1906 San Francisco.
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn’t expect, however, is for God’s answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best.
As they work together toward a cure, Abby’s feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?

MY REVIEW-As a debut novel I wasn't sure what to expect from Karen Barnett. But I was pleasantly surprised by a book that drew me in and wove a tale around the San Francisco earthquake. We meet Abby who is angry at God for not healing her sister of cancer. She makes a bargain that if God will forever heal Cecelia, then she will be okay with Him. If not, then she won't ever talk to Him again. Enter Robert King, a doctor who wants to try a new treatment. Abby views him as the answer from God but she puts him on a pedestal. One from which everyone will fall. I have seen it happen many times and even had it occur in my life, where we put someone up higher than they should be and then when things don't turn out the way we think they should, that person is next to nothing in our eyes. We see this happen as Cecelia gets better and then worsens. There were a lot of twists and turns in the book even though everything turns out the way we all know it will. Kudos to Karen though on bringing the earthquakes to life before our very eyes!! Loved this novel!!


Don’t miss the debut book, Out of the Ruins, in Karen Barnett‘s new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century San Francisco, Out of the Ruins will remind readers that no matter who we are or what we’ve done, God is still as close to us as our next breath.
Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.
One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 19th. Winner will be announced at the Out of the Ruins Facebook author chat party on June 19th. Connect with Karen for an evening of fun book chat, games, and prizes. Karen will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in The Golden Gate Chronicles series!
So grab your copy of Out of the Ruins and join Karen on the evening of June 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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