Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Through the Shadows (The Golden Gate Chronicles #3) by Karen Barnett & Giveaway

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?
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About The Author
Karen Barnett

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 Review
This story brings us to San Francisco, California as it is rebuilding after the 1906 devastating earthquake. As the book opens Charles McKinley is bringing the sad news that the King families fortune has been lost in the fires that came after the quake, and the buildings their father had invested in are destroyed.
Elizabeth King had been staying with her mother when they learn the news, and at the same time she meets Miss Cameron and finds a calling for herself, and maybe a reason to go on. Charles was also at the meeting with Miss Cameron and is also feeling led to help her mission. Miss Cameron life’s work is rescuing children whom have been sold into slavery, and worse.
There are sparks flying between Elizabeth and Charles, but not always sweet ones. Elizabeth is hiding a horrible secret, and Charles is trying to make his uncle proud as he begins his career after graduating law school.
Poor Charles is really up against it at the law firm, will he play along, or will he stand up for himself and beliefs? When some of the findings would help people he cares about, will he give up all that is going to come his way?
You will be turning pages pretty fast, as you pursue answers to what is going on, and you may be surprised what it is all about, and will all the secrets be found out?
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Abingdon, and was not required to give a positive review.

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