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Out of the Ashes

(The Heart of Alaska #2)

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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.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Bethany House Publishers
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Maddy
DNF at page 196

Ok, so I really tried to read this book. The storyline seemed intriguing but there were just too many POVs for my liking. By page 100 the story was being told by 7 different POVs. Some people might not mind that, but I just couldn’t read it. It wasn’t necessarily confusing, it was just that the story was getting nowhere. As soon as something would start to happen, it would switch over to a new character. It was all really slow to me and it felt like there were way too many
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Kristina
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the second book in The Heart of Alaska series. Jean-Michel Langelier just lost his father which leaves him responsible for his younger sister, Collette. Collette has been encouraging Jean-Michel to take a trip to get away from the memories that haunt him, when he receives an invitation from Maria Harrison. She is asking him to travel to Alaska and stay at the Curry Hotel. Katherine Demarchis is the widow of Senator Demarchis, but she ...more
Becca-Rae Weidel
One of the perks of jumping into a series after the books have all been released is that you get to read them all right away. I was glad that even though the books are intended to also be able to be read as standalones, many of the characters of the first book were present in this one and I was glad to be revisited by them. Towards the beginning I wasn't sure if I was going to fall into this one as deeply as the first book, but oh boy did it grip my attention once it had it!

Without sharing the
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Kelly Bridgewater
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have never read anything by Tracie Peterson or Kimberley Woodhouse, but the idea of Alaska in the early nineteenth century captured my attention. While I know some of these places have been embellished, I really enjoyed learning more about the Alaska Terrority before it became a state. Being a historical romance, I knew the story would feature characters who fell in love, but the story takes place around something historical, but allows the characters to roam around the historical world they ...more
Mark
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, In the Shadow of Denali, and have been eagerly awaiting this second book. Now that I have finished it, I am eagerly awaiting the third book. Seriously.



Out of the Ashes does not disappoint as a sequel. Though the two main characters are new to the series, the cast of the first book are all back, along with the same setting as the the first book. If you are not an avid fiction reader, you may not understand the sentiment of this, but the reader
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Lisa Johnson
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska #2)
Author: Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse
Pages: 336
Year: 2018
Publisher: Bethany
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
The authors continue to tell us a story set in Alaska in a hotel that existed long ago, named the Curry. At the end of the novel, there are websites listed for interested readers to visit if they so choose to see unique photos. This second book is a sequel following book one titled, In the Shadow of Denali, which many of us have known
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Lori
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thourghly enjoyed this story and I declare it one Tracie's best yet!
I love Tracie's books because they're so full of action and adventure!!
I can't wait for y'all to read this book!!
I'm glad to see my favorite people return in this book!
Y'all I think what the author is stressing here is you can't do it alone even tho you think u can.
It's what's wrong with this world today. Folks think they can handle whatever is wrong in their every day living leaving God out of their lives.
Tracie has put
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Amy
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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Rachael
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second in a series. I haven’t read the first one, but I did enjoy this one. The back story was an interesting part of history I had never heard.

I really enjoyed the faith theme in this book. It’s one thing I really miss in much of Christian Fiction today. Seeing the characters grow in their faith as the story progresses was wonderful. I didn’t exactly relate to the characters, but I did enjoy the story. This book was more original than many I have read.

This novel had great
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SusanwithaGoodBook
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Heart of Alaska series was as good as the first book. I liked the characters a lot and they were very well developed for the most part. My only knock against it is the religious aspects were a little more heavy-handed than book 1, and one of the characters was pretty annoying. I'm starting book 3 tomorrow and looking forward to more about these people and their wonderful life in Alaska. I'll admit, my favorite part of these books is that the people are, for the most part, trying to ...more
Laura
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse knows how to tell a good story, and OUT OF THE ASHES is a good story. I know when I pick up a book by this dynamic duo that it will be engaging and hold my interest until the end.



I fell in love with Jean-Michel is the prologue and felt so bad for what he was experiencing. I imagine the man (if he were real) would truly suffer from PTSD. It was that bad. And while he may not remember at the time of the events, when he does it gets pretty frightening when
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Gina Holder
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Closing her eyes, Cassidy let it all wash over her. It was here in the shadow of Denali that she felt God’s presence so strongly. She could almost hear Him speak in the rustling trees and the rippling streams. His power in the majesty and glory of the panoramic beauty spread out before her.”
From the very beginning of the book, in the Note from the Authors we read these words, “As we go back to Curry, Alaska, in the 1920’s and the Curry Hotel, we journey with some very broken people.”

Although
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Amanda Geaney
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The opening scenes of the second book in The Heart of Alaska Series take place a half a world away from the Curry Hotel. Having survived an uprising in Syria, Jean-Michel’s return to France is soon followed by the death of his father. In response to the promptings of others, he and his sister embark on a monumental journey to Alaska. As this is happening Katherine Demarchis and her grandmother are also making their way by rail to the foot of Denali. Peterson and Woodhouse use their main ...more
Nathan Albright
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge-2018
Having read a couple of books by the author before [1], I am convinced that this author's romances are not really my cup of tea. Yet again we have a historical scene where the protagonists are in a remote place. Again the main characters struggle with PTSD, even if there is no name for it yet, and again there is a high degree of preachiness in the character's interaction with others. There is love and marriage and death, an encouragement of maturity on the part of a silly younger sibling that ...more
Mandy
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jessica Higgins
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great historical romance set along the Alaskan frontier at the Curry Hotel!

Katherine Demarchis has recently been windowed (and released) from her abusive husband, who was also a US senator. Now a shell of her former self, her grandmother Maria Harrison is bound and determined to get her to find her happiness again. The last time that she was actually happy was with a young man that she truly loved when she lived in France. Her grandmother suggest a summer spent in Alaska with a
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Prairie Sky Book Reviews
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At long last, the sequel to a book adored by many has finally been released! “Out of the Ashes” is book number two in “The Heart of Alaska” series written by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, and was published by Bethany House at the start of 2018. This delightful novel continues the stories of many characters from the first book (“In the Shadow of Denali”), and also introduces several fascinating new characters who find God’s hope and healing in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska.

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Jalynn Patterson
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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
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Pam
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have a gorgeous photo of Denali on my smart phone screen. No I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Alaska but my daughter and son-in-law went last summer and the clouds lifted long enough for her to take some spectacular photos and was generous enough to share with me. At this point in my life, most of my traveling will most likely be done through the pages of my beloved books and the lens of my daughter’s camera. Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse have provided me with a historical ...more
Helen
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Ashes is book two in The Heart of Alaska series written by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse. This is a great story that follows the first book in the series. We return to The Curry Hotel and the characters of the first book.
Collette and Jean-Michel Langelier, from France, have recently lost their father. Their father has left them both letters, one instructing them to travel. Jean-Michel was injured in the Syrian Revolt and does not want to travel. He receives a letter from the
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Mary Early
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mary by: Bethany Publishes
Out of the Ashes is the second in the Heart of Alaska series by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. Multiple characters, carrying their own burdens, fear that they cannot go on in a life so damaged by the bad things from their past. The main characters, Jean-Michel and Katherine, were once in love, but Katherine’s father had torn them apart and forced her to marry a senator who turned out to be an abusive demon.

After her husband’s death and the accidental death of her parents, Katherine is
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Cheryl Wood
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Journey of healing, love and redemption. “Out Of The Ashes” by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the second book in the Heart Of Alaska series following In The Shadow of Denali. If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you will absolutely love this one.

Jean-Michel and Katherine Demarchis were once in love, but Katherine’s dad tore them apart and forced her to marry a senator who turned into a very abusive demon. After the accidental death of her parents and the death of her
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Mary
“Sometimes answers aren’t what we want them to be. But I suppose that is when we need to rely on God for direction—for understanding of how it all works out to be His plan for us…”
--Jean-Michel Langelier


Jean Michel Langelier and Katherine DeMarchis are at the center of this novel set predominantly at the Curry Hotel in the wilds of Alaska. These two people who once meant so much to each other have been separated for over five years by war and an abusive marriage. Jean Michel, suffering in his
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Amanda
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Out of the Ashes (The Heart of Alaska Book 2) is written by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. This book falls under Inspirational Historical Fiction. Jean-Michel Langelier and his sister Collette just buried their father and need to get away from France. An invitation arrives for them to go to Alaska. Jean-Michael survived the war but is haunted and terrorized every night by the memories of it. Collette is a free spirit but yearns to be helpful and less selfish. This trip may the perfect ...more
Bailey
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Out of the Ashes was another great tale at the Curry Hotel. After two books it’s starting to make me think that everyone needs to go experience Alaska at the Curry Hotel in order to have their hearts and faith restored. I liked the introduction of new characters even though they both had very dark pasts. The other perspectives were also a nice addition to the story. Even though you were hearing from the perspective of a lot of characters, it was very well done, never leaving you confused or not ...more
Robin Willson
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We all seem to know, or know of someone, who has been through a time of hardship and/or sorrow who thinks there could not be a caring God to have let these things happen. What then needs to be learned is that He is there, a caring Father, to see us through it and trust in Him for all of our care. We have to learn that yes we are unworthy, but Jesus took our place and died for us. And that we need to be glad of that and allow ourselves to be set free. To reach out and know that the love is there ...more
Carol
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Ashes has such a shocking out of the sky, blasting, pounding with your heart beat beginning, your heart is stunned and broken, then it is immediately contrasted with heartbreak, but then you have two peoples stories - Jean -Michel's and Katherine's. Poor Jean-Michel goes through something so very traumatic - something I never want to ever go through but something - I am sad to say - exactly that so many are going through today that he went through in 1925. Now Katherine - she went ...more
Rebecca
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5

"He wouldn't be going to Alaska."

A voice from his past has summoned Frenchman Jean-Michel Langelier to leave his nightmares behind and travel to the beautiful state of Alaska in order to reunite with memories that are too precious to consider. Haunted by the travesties he witnessed in the Great Syrian Revolt of 1925, Jean-Michel is a broken man, especially following the death of his dear father, resulting in the guardianship of his precocious teen sister.

Lovely Katherine Demarchis has been
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Holly
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The authors bring us back to to Curry Alaska with a story even stronger the first one, In the Shadow of Denali. We see again the familiar characters of John, Cassidy, Allan, Thomas, and Mrs. Johnson. Joining them Jean-Michel, Katherine, Mrs. Harris, and Collette.

Katherine and Jean-Michel were once young and deeply in love. But their love wasn’t meant to be. In the years that followed they both suffered tremendous hurt and devastation. They both come to Curry with a lot of brokenness.

The
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Lynn
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Heart of Alaska series leaves off a few months after Book 1 ended. We are drawn back to the Curry Hotel with the original characters, Cassidy and her husband Allan and her father as well as the staff from the Curry. We are introduced to new vivid characters that through tragedy find their way to Alaska for one reason or another.

Collette and Jean-Michel are brought to America from France after the war to help Jean-Michel in what he thought was to save his one true love, but he may
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

pen name: Janelle Jamison

Other books in the series

The Heart of Alaska (3 books)
  • In the Shadow of Denali (The Heart of Alaska #1)
  • Under the Midnight Sun (The Heart of Alaska, #3)