Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

From the back cover:
Her heart seeks sanctuary in the deep woods. But will trouble find her even here?
The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway’s Georgia home, conflict still rages. To protect herself and her younger brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a north woods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he’s hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love.
With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the rowdy shanty boys to the warm cookstove and mouth-watering apple pie, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting you to a time of danger and romance.
My Review:
This is another book that I really enjoyed reading. Having worked in camps, I know how much food is needed to feed a large group. But what it takes to do it with a cookstove used more than 100 years ago is beyond me. However, Katie Calloway’s character shows a determination to survive and thrive that was much more common in those living on the frontier or in the west than it is today. This is a book that I really enjoyed reading and would love to share with others.
I give this book 5 stars.
I received this book from Serena Miller for the purpose of this review.

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