Out of the Ashes, by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse, is the second book in the Heart of Alaska series. Set at the historic Curry Hotel in 1925 Alaska, it tells the story of two people attempting to overcome the violence in their pasts.
Jean-Michel Langelier accepts an invitation to visit Alaska and the Curry Hotel after the death of his father. Traveling with his sister Collette, he looks forward to reconnecting with his former love, Katherine Demarchis. Katherine, a young widow, travels to the Curry Hotel with her grandmother, who insists it will help her recover from the cruel and dangerous husband she was forced to marry. Both are forced to face their pasts and must decide if they are willing g to allow God to be a part of the future.
This was a marvelous book. I especially liked Maria Harrison, with her bold attempt at leading her granddaughter through a dark time and into a relationship with God. Of course, Mrs. Johnson remains a lovely character in the series, with her direct and loving ways.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction.
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