Book Beat – Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett

Through the Shadows by Karen BarnettIn 1908, when Elizabeth King hears about Donaldina Cameron’s mission work rescuing Chinese girls from slavery in San Francisco, she seizes the chance to flee her past and get a new start.

Lawyer Charles McKinley is eager to make a name from himself in his uncle’s firm, but the first case, dealing with the King family’s financial ruin after the 1906 Earthquake, baffles him—as does pretty, feisty, mysterious Elizabeth King.

Elizabeth’s work with the mission thrusts her into Chinatown’s dangerous streets, but fear of a different threat builds in her heart. If Charles gets close enough to discover her secret, all will be lost—his regard, her job at the mission, and her only chance at redemption.

Karen Barnett has done it again! Elizabeth and Charles are characters of depth and substance, struggling to find courage and redemption. The harrowing glimpse into human trafficking rings as true today as it did one hundred years ago. And the rich historical details plunge you into a city rising from the ruins, rife with both vile corruption and soaring altruism. Through the Shadows is the third book in the Golden Gate Chronicles—it stands alone, but you won’t want to miss Out of the Ruins or Beyond the Ashes. Overall, Through the Shadows will stir your soul and satisfy your heart.

2 Responses to “Book Beat – Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett”

  1. Kathy West

    Nice review! Having enjoyed the first two books in the series I am very much looking forward to Through the Shadows!