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?
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.
A Mark of Grace is book three in the Secrets of the Canyon Series that is written by Kimberly Woodhouse. While this is part of a series, you can read it as a stand alone. The author does a good job in filling in the back stories of characters that were introduced in previous books.
Ruth Anniston has been working within the Harvey corporation as soon as she could. She worked her way up from a Harvey girl to head waitress. She then is injured by a mountain lion. This mountain lion has left her severely disfigured and wallowing in self pity. Thankfully, her boss, Mr. Owens finds a office job for her and she is able to continue her employment.
Frank Henderson has been in love with Ruth for several years. Their paths have crossed several times during his employment within the Harvey empire. While she pushes everyone else away, Frank sticks by her side.
Mr. Owens calls on them both when there is a discrepancy in the El Tovar books. He needs their confidence and their skills to try and sort it out. Ruth and Frank are worried about their jobs when accidents and discrepancies become more frequent. Can they figure it out?
This book is well written. I have learned so much about the Harvey Girls thanks to the author's careful research. I love books where I can learn and enjoy a story.
Thank you to the author and publisher for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.