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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: Through the Shadows

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About the book:

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?

About the author:

Karen Barnett is the author of Beyond the Ashes, Out of the Ruins, and Mistaken. 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.

My Opinion

I can honestly say that this Golden Gate Chronicles series has been one of my favorite series over the years to read! Each one has been interested historically, written really well, had twists and turns in the plot and always a great love story! Karen Barnett has quickly become one of my favorite historical fiction authors!

So to say I was soooo excited to read Through the Shadows was an understatement! It took all I had to hold back reading it the minute I received it in the mail and drop everything else I was doing to read it all at once!

I loved learning more about Elizabeth and watching her life unfold before her like she never imagined! I loved her second chances in life and the reminder that God truly forgives us and gives us many second chances in life!

As always with Barnett's books, this book had me on the edge of my seat wanting to read until the last page...all in one sitting! Definitely recommend Through the Shadows and the other books in this series!!

Buy It:

You can purchase Through the Shadows for $10.56 from

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*Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*


Karen Barnett said...

Thanks for taking the time to review Through the Shadows. I'm SO glad you enjoyed the series. :)