Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Review: Out of the Ashes by:Peterson/Woodhouse

 Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska, #2)
About the Book:
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?

My Review:
 Katherine and Jean-Michel never realized that fate or the hand of God could bring them back together at this point in their lives but thats exactly what is happening to them at this very moment. After so much that has happened to their romance and in their lives sense, it looks like they may actually get a second chance at this. Will they choose to pursue it or just remain friends?

 Jean-Michel is plagued by the horrors he faced during the war and poor Katherine feels she will never get a leg up in this life due to everyone making decisions for her. So they both just focus on surviving, at this point. War changes people and the lives they once led and the story of these two characters proves that.

 The two of these authers coming together has created a dynamic duo and it is a good one! Looking forward to more from them and this series. Great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher. All opinions are my own.