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Wednesday, March 7, 2018



Out of the Ashes
By: Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
Publishers: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018
Genre: Christian, Romance, and Historical Fiction
Pages: 352 pages
Where You Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Life Way, Christian Book, and Baker Publishing
(It also is availble at most local bookstores.)
Find Author (Tracie Peterson):
Facebook and her website
Find Author (Kimberely Woodhouse):
Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and her website
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

After the death of their father, Collette and Jean-Michel Langelier are no longer tied to post-war France. While his sister dreams of adventure, Jean-Michel is hoping to finally escape reminders of the horrors he faced in the war. When Jean-Michel receives an unexpected invitation for them to visit Alaska and the Curry Hotel, it seems an opportunity for a change he needs.

Katherine Demarchis is a young widow who does not grieve the dangerous husband she was forced to marry. Now she just wants to retreat to a quiet life, content to be alone. First, though, she's agreed to accompany her grandmother on a final trip, but never expects to see a man from her past.

Katherine and Jean-Michel once shared a deep love that was torn apart by forces beyond their control. Reunited now, have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel's nightmares return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what's been broken for so long?

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Out of the Ashes was an interesting book to read. The plot of the story was different, but made for a great read. I was a little disappointed by how predictable the story was in the end. The relationships between the hotel staff and the owners was wonderful and I loved how they developed that part of the story. Katherine and Jean-Michel both experienced serious trauma in their lives. I thought they found "healing" a little too easily in the book. Although God can heal the deepest of wounds, there are still side effects of experiencing such deep trauma. Overall, I thought the book was well written and let me experience Alaska. I would recommend it to friends to read for light reading. 


*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review*

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