In Times Gone By (Golden Gate Secrets)

Written by Tracie Peterson
Review by Elizabeth Knowles

This is Book Three of Peterson’s Golden Gate Secrets trilogy. It opens just after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The city is reeling, and friends Kenzie Gifford, Judith Whitley, and Camrianne Coulter, along with Judith and Camri’s fiancés and Kenzie’s doctor friend, are helping to rebuild. The six either live at or are very involved with Solid Rock, a large warehouse they are converting to a displaced women and children’s shelter. All six are staunch Christians. Kenzie is still wounded after being jilted at the altar some months ago back in Kansas, and is reluctant to start a new relationship with attractive Dr. Micah Fisher. Her old love appears with heartrending explanations for why he abandoned her, and why she must marry him now. Could he have an ulterior motive—and if so—what?

Christian readers will enjoy this historically accurate romance. It is a clean book, with stalwart religious protagonists and suitably despicable villains. It was a little difficult to keep the six main characters straight, although there were many hints of intriguing backstories. This book stands alone, but it would be a good idea to start with Book One and read the series in order.