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Book Beat – Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

Out of the RuinsAll Abby Fischer wants is for her beloved sister Cecelia to be healed from her leukemia, and handsome physician Robert King offers hope. His experiments with the new X-ray treatments show promise, and Abby grips that promise with all her heart. The family relocates to San Francisco to be near Cecelia. When the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake strikes, the Fischer family is separated as fires rage in the ruined city. Abby’s life, her family, her love, and her faith are shaken to the core – will she be able to find the firm foundation she needs?

An earthquake, a medical drama, inner turmoil, and a touching romance! Karen Barnett masterfully weaves these together with heartfelt emotion, believable characters, and impressive research. The story of early X-ray treatment for cancer is startling and fascinating, and the details about the San Francisco Earthquake are excellent. The novel illustrates the terror of being separated from loved ones in times of danger, with no way of getting in contact. Truly gripping. I couldn’t stop flipping pages. Out of the Ruins is a story to savor!

4 Responses to “Book Beat – Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett”

  1. Pat Moore

    I would love to read this book. Has it been released yet>

  2. MarieP.

    Wow! I just put this on my have to read list 🙂

  3. Maxie Anderson

    I find the story to this book very interesting and love the cover. This was the year my mother was born. I love stories from this era and pictures of old towns. I would so love to read this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  4. Lynn Grier

    I would love to read this book also. The cover is beautiful and the name of the book is calling you in to read.