About the book:
Abby's shattered faith in both God and man is challenged when the terrible earthquake hits 1906 San Francisco.
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn't expect, however, is for God's answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best.
As they work together toward a cure, Abby's feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?
My Thoughts: I really love reading historical fiction, especially when the author does her job well and you feel transported back in time as though you were there yourself. Barnett achieves this and more in this great read.
I also enjoy it when books explore theological issues such as, in this case, God's sovereignty throughout the good and bad in our lives. Barnett addresses this but does so in a way that doesn't make it feel like a heavy or ponderous read. God is with us, He is good, and He is faithful.