Blurb (from Amazon):
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?
Out of the Ashes is book two from the Heart of Alaska series. I have not read the first book in the series and did not feel as though I was lost or missing anything. So, I believe this one can be read as a stand alone. But I would like to read In the Shadow of Denali in the near future to see what had happened prior to this one.
Out of the Ashes has several stories going on at the same time. I found the book interesting, but it could be a little confusing at times trying to keep up with all of the characters. The story has a good amount of faith and that I enjoyed. I did not find too overwhelming and made me really think. I give this book 4 stars and recommend it for those who love to read sweet, clean, and inspiring historical reads.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.