Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Litfuse Review: Through The Shadows by:Karen Barnett
About the Book:
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?
San Francisco, 1908
San Francisco was changed completely two years ago, by a devastating earthquake and fire. The city is hard at work trying to rebuild all that has been destroyed and so is Elizabeth King. Her past has so many dark twist and turns, things she never wants to tell anyone. In hopes of looking better in God’s eyes she decides to take a job as a teacher at the local mission. Maybe helping young girls escape some of Chinatown’s brothels will help redeem her in God’s eyes.
Charles McKinley wants to help people, why else would he one day wish to be someone prominate in the government. Working under his uncle, it seems he may never get any where. When his uncle gives him the King’s case to work on, he know maybe there is way he can help someone for once. Meeting Elizabeth King is like facing a tiger head on. But he is not going to let that stop him from getting her to realize how he feels.
When the mission at which Elizabeth works needs legal help, can Charles stand up for what’s right or will he continue to be under his uncle’s thumb? Elizabeth’s past soon comes to close for comfort, leaving her to wonder if she will ever be loved.
Through The Shadows is book three in the Golden Gate Chronicles. This series is by far one of the best series I have read. I love Karen Barnett’s books because they correspond wonderfully with history itself. I hope that there will be more in this series because I will be sure to read them. For more information on the giveaway below, go to this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.