Out of the Ashes
series: Heart of Alaska, The
Can the Majesty of Alaska Foster Hope and Healing for Those Who Need it Most?
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 Great Syrian Revolt of 1925. When an unexpected invitation for them to visit Alaska and the Curry Hotel arrives, it seems the perfect opportunity.
Young widow Katherine Demarchis is also traveling to the foot of Mt. Denali with her grandmother--a last trip before she retreats into a quiet and solitary life, finally free of the dangerous husband she was forced to marry. Yet when she encounters there a Frenchman from her past, her plans for the future are thrown into question.
Both haunted by the violence of their pasts, can Katherine and Jean-Michel rediscover the bond they once had? Or, when Jean-Michel's nightmares return with terrifying consequences, will it be impossible to heal what's been broken for so long?
"In their second historical outing (after Shadows over Denali), coauthors Peterson and Woodhouse welcome readers back to Alaska's Curry Hotel, where hearts are mended and souls find peace."
"Peterson and Woodhouse once again prove to be a dynamic authorial duo in this deeply personal novel. Set in 1925, Out of the Ashes holds up well as a stand-alone novel, but series readers will be delighted with the substantial continuation of Cassidy and Allan's story. The characters' varying experiences with loss and questions of worth are interwoven beautifully, and rich wisdom from Christian and scriptural sources is poured into moments of despair and doubt."
"Heartfelt storytelling, genuine characters and a magnificent Alaskan setting make Peterson and Woodhouse's second book in the Heart of Alaska series shine. . . . Through a solid, well-crafted plot, Peterson and Woodhouse express well the heart-wrenching struggles of both Jean-Michel and Katherine. Filled with touching and sometimes raw moments, this inspirational romance will draw readers in."
RT Book Reviews