Review: Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska Book #2)

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?

The Authors

Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than a dozen books. kimberleywoodhouse.com
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Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, best-selling author of over 100 books. Having given her heart to Jesus at the young age of six, Tracie has always felt called to some form of ministry, and writing fulfills that mission field.

My Review

The authors bring us back to to Curry Alaska with a story even stronger  the first one, In the Shadow of Denali. We see again the familiar characters of John, Cassidy, Allan, Thomas, and Mrs. Johnson. Joining them Jean-Michel, Katherine, Mrs. Harris, and Collette.

Katherine and Jean-Michel were once young and deeply in love. But their love wasn’t meant to be. In the years that followed they both suffered tremendous hurt and devastation. They both come to Curry with a lot of brokenness.

The supporting characters were amazing. I loved the antics of Collette as well as the growth we see in her. I do hope the authors feature her more in a future story.

This story touched pretty much every emotion. There were times to laugh, cry, be angry, but most of all, to experience hope. This story brings to live the truth of God’s love, His forgiveness, and His healing power.

If you enjoyed the first book in the series you will love this one. If you didn’t read the first one you can pick this one up with no problems. The authors did a great job of enough back information to not be lost, but not so much that you couldn’t go back and read the first book.

Definitely would buy this for my friends that enjoy historical fiction.
5 Star Rating on the Amazon Scale
5 Star Rating on Goodreads
Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.com, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

 

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