About the Book
Book: A Mark of Grace
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: January 3, 2023
When everything crumbles, her chance for a new beginning hangs in the balance.
Ruth Anniston survived an injury that left her physically scarred, broken, and angry at God. Now, she finds herself working behind the scenes as a kitchen and dining room supervisor at the El Tovar Hotel, hidden away from curious eyes and with little hope of finding love. When money begins to disappear from the hotel, Ruth’s entire livelihood is put at risk when she lands on the list of suspects.
Frank Henderson has at last succeeded in obtaining his dream job as head chef at the El Tovar. But competition in the kitchen is fierce, and one mistake could cost him his future. As the thefts at the hotel continue, and his affection for Ruth grows, Frank’s career–and his heart–are in jeopardy.
As tensions run high, Ruth and Frank must work together to save the El Tovar. They find themselves growing closer . . . but can their combined ingenuity overcome the odds against them?
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About the Author
Kimberley Woodhouse (www.kimberleywoodhouse.com) is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books. Kim and her incredible husband of 30-plus years live in the Poconos, where they play golf together, spend time with their kids and grandbaby, and research all the history around them.
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It is such a thrill to be able to bring readers A Mark of Grace, book three in my Secrets of the Canyon series. These books have been near and dear to me since 2009, right from the moment the idea of setting a Harvey Girls series at the El Tovar on the rim of the Grand Canyon first hit me.
Ever since the release of A Deep Divide, book one in the series, I’ve received tons of messages from readers who hoped Ruth would have her story. All along, the plan was for the final installment to be hers.
Ruth has been a strong character throughout the series. A mentor. A friend. A headwaitress. But when a crisis hits her life, it affects every area—emotional, physical, and spiritual—and her confidence in everything she thought she knew crumbles.
Life isn’t easy for any of us, and I love a good story that I can grow and learn through. I pray A Mark of Grace is that for you.
Stepping back in time to join Ruth Anniston and Frank Henderson at the El Tovar Hotel was like returning to reconnect with familiar faces and being a part of the intrigue that was happening. There were many things I enjoyed reading in this mystery, including the themes of:
Patient and unfailing love
Knowing you are completely loved for who you are
My favorite character was Frank. He was extremely patient and never gave up on Ruth, even when she was pushing him away. He could look beyond how she was acting and see what was motivating her to withdraw from him and everyone else who cared about her. “Love always wins.” certainly applies here!
While this is the third book in the Secrets of the Canyon, it can be read as a standalone. If you like mysteries, romance, and Christian fiction, you will enjoy reading this book and the rest of the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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