Thursday, January 19, 2023

A Mark Of Grace By Kimberley Woodhouse

A Mark of Grace
by Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Bethany House
Series: Secrets of the Canyon
ISBN: 978-0764238024

Are you sad when a series comes to an end? I really enjoyed traveling west in the Secrets of the Canyon series! I was able to conclude the series thanks to the publisher since they sent me a book for review!


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?

My Review:

A Mark of Grace was a sweet conclusion to this series. If you like a story full of Truth and the Gospel message, look no further. It's there in spades and fit so perfectly into the story.

I've been waiting for Ruth's story because I loved her kind, generous spirit from the start. And of course, there's Frank. He's a strong tower compared to her gentleness. I loved the idea of the two of them together, but with Ruth's injury from the previous story and her recovery through this one made it incredibly difficult.

I thought it was so interesting to see how a person can change after a life altering injury. Ruth, tired of struggling with it all, is ready to try just about anything that will help her get better. Frank on the other hand encourages her and reminds her constantly that he still sees he as he did before her injury. It's quite the emotional, spiritual, and physical story for Ruth.

On top of that, Ruth and Frank have to work together to figure out wha't going on behind the scenes at the El Tovar hotel that might have them all losing their jobs!

While I liked the story, I felt like what was going on with Ruth went on a bit too long. It seemed to be stretched out. And then at the end with all of these crazy things happening all at once it had me shaking my head because it was a bit too much for me.

An overall sweet conclusion to this series and if you enjoy Harvey girl stories, you'll enjoy this one!

About the Author:

Kimberley Woodhouse ( 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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