Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Out of the Ruins" by Karen Barnett

About this book:

  “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?

 Series: Book #1 in the “Golden Gate Chronicles”.

Spiritual Content- Isaiah 54:10 & the hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is at the beginning; That hymn is also sung a few times throughout the book; Prayers; Discussions about God, being mad at Him, His Will, Trusting Him, why He allows things to happen & why doesn’t He give us answers; Abby is very mad at God (for many things) and does a “bargain Prayer”. *Spoiler* She learns that God was answering her Prayers, just not in the way she thought. *End of Spoiler*

Negative Content- Blood parts (no details).

Sexual Content- a couple of (not-detailed) kisses.

-Abby Fischer
-Robert King
                                   P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Part 1 is set in 1905 and Part 2 is set in 1906
                                                        326 pages

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Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

Abby is a wonderfully real-like character. You feel her emotions; the hurt, sorrow, grief, joy.
She feels like God isn’t listening to her, not answering her prayers…at one point, she does her bargain prayer, telling Him to heal her sister or she’ll never talk to Him again and when her sister gets worse she says she isn’t going to let Him “weasel out” of their bargain! Something many people would think!

See y’all tomorrow for another review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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