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Karen Barnett
Karen Barnett, author of Mistaken and Out of the Ruins, lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and a mischievous dachshund. When she's not writing, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, public speaking, decorating crazy birthday cakes, and dragging her family through dusty history... show more

Karen Barnett, author of Mistaken and Out of the Ruins, lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and a mischievous dachshund. When she's not writing, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, public speaking, decorating crazy birthday cakes, and dragging her family through dusty history museums. Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) honored her with the Writer of Promise Award in 2013. Karen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) and has been published in Guideposts and other national magazines.
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 2 years ago
I am sorry to say it, but this book reminded me of why I almost always avoid so-called Christian fiction. From the first page, it was as preachy as all get-out -- and that's unfortunate. Elizabeth King, the protagonist, goes to work for Donaldina Cameron in Cameron's Chinatown mission. Miss Camero...
Lost in Pages
Lost in Pages rated it 4 years ago
Title: Out of the Ruins (The Golden Gate Chronicles #1) Author: Karen Barnett Pages: 325 Year: 2014 Publisher: Abingdon Press This first book in the Golden Gate Chronicles is set in San Francisco in 1905. It is a time when horse and buggy via for the road with cars and the telephone is invadin...
misfitgeek
misfitgeek rated it 5 years ago
I enjoyed this book. I didn’t realize until I got it that it was a Christian Fiction book. What attracted me to the book was the cover first, then the time period and geographic setting. I had worried it would be a little “preachy” for me. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Overall, I thought it ...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 5 years ago
Synopsis: It is the 1920's and in the height of Prohibition. Laurie Burke comes from a family of drunks and rum runners. One of her brothers partners is the handsome Daniel Shepherd and a turn off for Laurie. When a federal agent, Samuel Brown, comes into the picture investigating her brother and hi...
jj's books
jj's books rated it 5 years ago
aaawwww! who doesn't love a sweet happily ever after?!1926 - rum runners, drunks, liars, and misconceived first impressions... & Laurie trying to solve everyone's problems whilst holding her family together.a bit mystery, a bit romance, with the addition of gangsters & crooked cops, this was a good ...
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