Love from the Ashes

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  • Love from the Ashes
  • Denise A. Agnew
  • English
  • 16 July 2019
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About the Author: Denise A. Agnew

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Love from the AshesLove from the Ashes PDF õ Love from MOBI :´ love kindle, from download, ashes pdf, Love from download, Love from the AshesLove from the Ashes PDF/EPUBDuring theSan Francisco earthquake and fire, privileged Grace Wyne and Irish immigrant Nathaniel Dempsey fall in love They seek a new life together, but society, her family, and nature itself, wage war against them Their forbidden love is a sure formula for disaster.

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10 thoughts on “Love from the Ashes

  1. Erin says:

    Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at doesn t have a firm grasp on historic fiction, but she knows how to write a love scene Perhaps I am still reeling from The Captive Queen, but I felt the incident in the library was beautifully executed even if it did bear a certain resemblance to Atonement.Grace wasn t my favorite leading lady She starts strong but quickly loses her momentum Her drive dissipates as soon as Nate enters her lif Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at doesn t have a firm grasp on historic fiction, but she knows how to write a love scene Perhaps I am still reeling from The Captive Queen, but I felt the incident in the library was beautifully executed even if it did bear a certain resemblance to Atonement.Grace wasn t my favorite leading lady She starts strong but quickly loses her momentum Her drive dissipates as soon as Nate enters her life Grace and Mary attend suffragette events throughout the book yet the reader is never privy to the goings on of these meetings This is what I mean when I say that Agnew doesn t have a great foothold in the genre The suffragettes weren t weak willed ladies who sat around sipping tea The author had the opportunity to mold Grace in the image of these strong, independent, determined women and she let it slip through her fingers And what is with the nightmares of burning mansions and buildings pitching from their foundations Was she supposed to be a clairvoyant I am going to digress a moment so please bear with me I spent the better part of the last twenty years living on the San Andreas fault I ve experienced a fair number of quakes, nothing compared to the 1906 one of course but Northridge wasn t exactly a walk in the park It scared the shit out of me Smaller quakes made the walls shake and two sent my dog running to my daughter s side but most of the time, you can t feel the damned things.Now back to Love from the Ashes Agnew includes a handful of quakes prior to the big one Thus far I have been unable to confirm or discredit their occurrence I would be upset if I found that Agnew over exaggerated or completely fabricated these events for the purpose of her story California has enough problems without people thinking the world is about to open up beneath their feet If they did happen to the degree Agnew described I am upset with her for giving them so much weight in the story By the morning of April 18th I was bored with the idea Too much exposure to it underplayed impact of the moment I was yawning when I should have been shaking in my boots.I wouldn t judge it so harshly if I didn t think Agnew was capable ofA decent read but lacking in places

  2. Misfit says:

    The year is 1906 Grace Wyne is determined to marry for love, and not for money and social position and she leaves her mother and Denver behind to spend time with her father and step mother in San Francisco Grace meets Irish immigrant Nathaniel Nate Dempsey when he applies for the job as her father s chauffeur and the two can barely keep their eyes let alone their hands off of each other Surprisingly for the daughter of a wealthy Nob Hill businessman and a Denver socialite, Grace has almos The year is 1906 Grace Wyne is determined to marry for love, and not for money and social position and she leaves her mother and Denver behind to spend time with her father and step mother in San Francisco Grace meets Irish immigrant Nathaniel Nate Dempsey when he applies for the job as her father s chauffeur and the two can barely keep their eyes let alone their hands off of each other Surprisingly for the daughter of a wealthy Nob Hill businessman and a Denver socialite, Grace has almost unlimited access to go where she wants to just where is that chaperone of hers , and before you know it she s getting driving lessons from Nate and they even take a trip to the local saloon where the Irish immigrants hang out chaperone, wherefore art thou Grace is interested in the suffragettes and there s a couple of visits to meetings with her step mother and they re escorted by Nate Finally all this panting and breathing and running around without a chaperone culminates in the big earthquake as our pair are separated and fear the worst for each other Will there be a HEA By this time do you care Can you tell I didn t enjoy this very much It is probably my fault, as I expected a book of ahistorical nature and not a sexed up romance and badly sexed up at that No chemistry between these two, and frankly no common sense as to how they were able to develop a relationship at all After the quake, if they d been thrown together in a desperate race for their lives in the path of the encroaching fire or something, that I d have bought into, but not that a girl of her social class and station would be so free and easy with someone of Nate s lower status and that her step mother would wink and look the other wayShe d told Mary what she intended to do, and Mary promised that at eleven that evening her father would be too occupied to even think about a wayward daughter Don t get me wrong, I do like a good romance on occasion, but it still needs to be told with believable characters who act in a plausible manner appropriate to the time period and their station in life and that just doesn t happen here Nate gets sick and Grace an unmarried female can go running to his room and nurse him where is that chaperone again and not an eyebrow is raised Grace is accosted by one of daddy s servants seriously, would they dare to presume , and she doesn t mention it to daddyInstantly he pushed his tongue in, giving Grace no time to think as he used his mouth to torture as much as tutor, searching her with dips and licks that drove her insanity up another notch She wanted She wanted She laced her arms around his neck, pressing her breasts against his chest, and opening her thighs Nate took advantage He moved his hips, nestling between her thighs Seriously They re caught doing some heavy petting in daddy s library chaperone where are you , and daddy doesn t lock her up and ship her off somewhere And did I tell you that Nate not only shows up for his job interview at the front door, but Grace meets him, he kisses her hand hello, chaperone and she stays for the whole interview Sorry, but this book is a fail on so many levels, and the plot twists are so forced it s like the author tried to push a square peg into a round hole Thankfully it was a free download

  3. Verana Vacchiano says:

    For a free ebook it was better than expected but still pretty yawn worthy and cringey A good 80 percent of the book was boring, even the sexualized moments between whatsherface and whatshisface The only interesting parts were when the earthquake happened and destruction was abundant Even with this I feel the panic of the earthquake could have been better written, and maybe the book would have grabbed at my emotional heartstrings if someone died The romance between the lead characters is bori For a free ebook it was better than expected but still pretty yawn worthy and cringey A good 80 percent of the book was boring, even the sexualized moments between whatsherface and whatshisface The only interesting parts were when the earthquake happened and destruction was abundant Even with this I feel the panic of the earthquake could have been better written, and maybe the book would have grabbed at my emotional heartstrings if someone died The romance between the lead characters is boring and completely sexual which made me cringe.However, on the basis that it was a free ebook it did much better than I expected

  4. Gator Girl Eaton says:

    just startedand this was one of those freebies from an ebook site OK so far.just the heroine s reaction the first time she sees the hero is such a romance novel cliche his gaze and his voice makes her tingle in the region south of her navel eye roll p.s I like the paperback version s cover better.P.S.S I just can t do it Couldn t finish it I lost count on how many times I rolled my eyes at the stupid cliches and the dialogue.

  5. Susie says:

    Despite the book s title and description, this book is about love formed before and around the time of the San Francisco fire, not after The only thing that comes from the ashes is a destruction of socioeconomic prejudice that allows the characters to marry This book would have been better without the sex.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I wanted to like this book The set up is excellent, but the story doesn t deliver The tale is set in San Franciso around the massive earthquake Our heroine s a spunky, would be suffragette from a wealthy family The hero s an Irish Immigrant making his way in the USA battling the discrimination many Irish faced at the time Unfortunately, the story telling is so pedantic I just couldn t move forward Too many words so many colorless descriptions, when I want action Stilted dialogue A hero I wanted to like this book The set up is excellent, but the story doesn t deliver The tale is set in San Franciso around the massive earthquake Our heroine s a spunky, would be suffragette from a wealthy family The hero s an Irish Immigrant making his way in the USA battling the discrimination many Irish faced at the time Unfortunately, the story telling is so pedantic I just couldn t move forward Too many words so many colorless descriptions, when I want action Stilted dialogue A heroine that s a little too chipper Sigh I just can t move forward

  7. Helenk says:

    This book is historical romance Long on romance short on history All I can say is it was an OK, quick read.

  8. Kay says:

    4 Stars When Grace s father divorced her mother and wed again, he moved to San Francisco leaving Grace with her mother in Denver She s from a well to do family and her mother pressures her to marry But Grace had vowed that she d only marry for love and so she repeatedly turns down her suitors Feeling smothered by her mother s demands for her to marry Grace decides it s time for her to join her father in San Francisco Nate s newly immigrated from Ireland and has been hired as a chauffeur fo 4 Stars When Grace s father divorced her mother and wed again, he moved to San Francisco leaving Grace with her mother in Denver She s from a well to do family and her mother pressures her to marry But Grace had vowed that she d only marry for love and so she repeatedly turns down her suitors Feeling smothered by her mother s demands for her to marry Grace decides it s time for her to join her father in San Francisco Nate s newly immigrated from Ireland and has been hired as a chauffeur for a wealthy Nob Hill family His employer s daughter, Grace, is a real corker, always looking to prove her independence She d even gotten her father to agree that he should teach her to drive Grace has been in the company of many young men, however, none has ever made her heart race like Nate And his Irish brogue which ispronounced when he becomes heated emotionally, is really quite charming Nate is from the servant class and Grace is definitely San Francisco upper crust Any relationship is strictly not allowed.This was a lovely historical romance From the book synopsis I did expectof the story to be set during the great earthquake of 1906, however, that only happens towards the end of the book Nate is a young man with a bit of a chip on his shoulder His protective attitude towards Grace really gets her riled She s eager to prove that women have the right to make their own decisions and she manages to talk Nate into taking her to places a lady of society should never go With their chemistry sparking off the pages and the tension of a forbidden love, I found this to be a compelling read

  9. Linda Andrews says:

    After refusing yet another marriage proposal, Denver socialite Grace Wyne finds herself cast out of her mother s house and shuttled to her father s Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco She s ecstatic at the turn of events, believing her father will understand her need for a marriage based on love He does, but that doesn t mean he supports her suffragist endeavors.After loosing most of his family to a house fire, Irish immigrant Nate Dempsey left his homeland to make his fortune in America Althou After refusing yet another marriage proposal, Denver socialite Grace Wyne finds herself cast out of her mother s house and shuttled to her father s Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco She s ecstatic at the turn of events, believing her father will understand her need for a marriage based on love He does, but that doesn t mean he supports her suffragist endeavors.After loosing most of his family to a house fire, Irish immigrant Nate Dempsey left his homeland to make his fortune in America Although he s been saving as much as he can, so far his dream hasn t come true But he finds contentment working as a chauffeur in the Wyne household.And then he finds Grace.Both have an instant attraction to the other Both break society s rules to spend time with each other And both won t admit that this love is exactly what they need to achieve their dreams until the moment the earthquake hits and each believes all is lost.From the Ashes is well written book about overcoming the obstacles we place in our way that keep us from happiness Ms Agnew does an amazing job of weaving in period details to help enmesh the reader into early 19th century San Francisco While I throughly enjoyed the book, I would have liked a littleon why the social stratification kept two such fiercesome rebels apart That small comment aside, Grace and Nate s romance is a rumbling tremor that leads up to the big moment, when nothing will ever be the same again

  10. Angela Oliver says:

    This is one of those guilty pleasure books The ones that whilst they are not exactly the best written, and whilst the characters could have been better developed, you cannot help find yourself immersed in and enjoying I was reading itfor the earthquake than the romance, however, and the fact that the earthquake did not occur until about 3 4s of the way through the story was a bit disappointing, but I did find that last bit rather gripping, althoughcould have been made of the trag This is one of those guilty pleasure books The ones that whilst they are not exactly the best written, and whilst the characters could have been better developed, you cannot help find yourself immersed in and enjoying I was reading itfor the earthquake than the romance, however, and the fact that the earthquake did not occur until about 3 4s of the way through the story was a bit disappointing, but I did find that last bit rather gripping, althoughcould have been made of the tragedy and the death I felt like I was being told about it, rather than shown Having recently experienced a lot of earthquakes myself, including several major ones, I would have to say that even our worst could not compare to that San Francisco one As for Grace While her attraction to Nate was the main point of the plot, she did come across as rather a foolish young lady, who was perhaps both a bit of a tease and also given far, far too much freedom She s lucky her father did not ship her off to a convent or something As it was, I did like Nate I guess I ve got a little bit of a crush on the whole black irish thing And the sex scene was pretty sexy So yes, a quick and enjoyable read, but not one that would stand up to heavy analysis