Out Of The Ashes



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?



What a charming book that Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse have written. Well maybe charming isn’t the correct word.



Or even just a GOOD book

Even though this is the second book in The Heart Of Alaska series, Out Of The Ashes can be a stand alone book. (Although I will now have to go back and read the first one!!) Seriously why do I always find these books midway in the series!!

I really did like this book. The whole group of characters were so good. Personally I loved the French part because it just reminds me so much of my family. I adored Jean Micheal’s willingness and confusion when attempting to help his sister Collette.

Katherine and Jean Micheal were a couple that I could see myself being friends with. They were damaged and came back together with much baggage. I loved how the authors made their journey be about steps. While I don’t doubt God can heal immediately, it is a struggle to deal with things when you have been hurt as badly as they were.

I do hope there is more to this series!!



Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764219243
ISBN-13: 9780764219245
Series: Heart of Alaska


I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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