Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett book review.
Through the Shadows
by Karen Barnett
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?
Note: This is the third book in the Golden Gate Chronicles.
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Meet the Author
Karen Barnett is the author of Beyond the Ashes, Out of the Ruins, andMistaken. Named the 2013 Writer of Promise by Oregon Christian Writers, Karen lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. When she’s not writing novels, she loves speaking at women’s events, libraries, and book clubs.
Book review: This is a fun read for anyone looking for a little romance mixed in with a bit of history. Set early in 1900’s shortly after the San Francisco earthquake. Karen shares about the Cameron House, the Occidental Mission Home for girls, and how Miss Cameron spent years helping young Chinese girls who had been abused by society. I enjoyed learning about both these invents in history.
Karen also shows her readers that no mistake or sin is too great for God’s forgiveness. The heroine of this story learns that forgiveness cannot be earned through works, rather it is a free gift from God.
This is an engaging story to read on a balmy summer afternoon.
I would give this book 4 stars.