I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first book by Karen Barnett but it will not be my last. This is the second book in the Golden Gate Chronicles series but it stands alone fairly well. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and I cannot wait to read more about them in the third book. Highly recommended! 4 stars.
Book description (from Amazon):
Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love.
Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed.
Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?
I received an eBook copy of this book from Netgalley and Abingdon press in exchange for my honest review which has been given.