A Mark of Grace by Kimberley Woodhouse ~ Book Review

January 3, 2023


About the Book 

Book: A Mark of Grace
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Series: Secrets of the Canyon, Book 3
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date:

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 supervisor at the El Tovar Hotel, hidden away from curious eyes. When money begins to disappear from the hotel, Ruth's entire livelihood is put at risk.

Frank Henderson has at last succeeded in obtaining his dream job as the head chef at the El Tovar. But with the continuing thefts at the hotel, and his growing affection for Ruth, Frank's career--and his heart--are in jeopardy.

As tensions run high, Ruth and Frank must work together to save the El Tovar and forge a new path for the future together.

My Thoughts 

What a great conclusion to this series! It was great to return to the Grand Canyon to the El Tovar Hotel. Mrs. Woodhouse once more paints such a picturesque scenery that you feel like you are right there with these characters seeing all the beauty that they see. I enjoyed being back with the Harvey girls and seeing Ruth's story unfold. Her journey to find who she really was great and I really liked how her friends help her see beyond the superficial and rely on God who looks beyond all of that and focuses on the heart. 

The love interest Frank was great and at times I felt bad for him. I just wanted him to scream at the top of his lungs how he felt about Ruth but everything was perfect as it usually is in God's timing.

There is plenty to read in this book. Not only the characters transformation and faith journey but there is also some action and twists I wasn't expecting. Definitely a great read and I highly recommend the whole series! 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than twenty-five books. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate and the promise of eighteen holes on the golf course. She loves music, kayaking, and her family. Her books have been awarded the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Reader's Choice Award, Selah Award, Spur Award, and others. A popular speaker/teacher, she's shared with over 1,000,000 people at more than twenty-five hundred venues across the country. Married to the love of her life for three decades, she lives and writes in the Poconos where she's traded in her hat of "craziest mom" for "coolest grandma." Connect with Kim at:

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