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 young 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.
What I Loved: There were several things to praise in The Measure of Katie Calloway. The novel was packed with twists and turns and endearing characters. I’ve always enjoyed a labor camp setting and Miller brings a real treat here with the history of the lumber camps in Michigan. It was jam-packed with historic details and yet the story flowed beautifully. I really enjoyed the setting and that the unique edge that the Michigan lumber camp had to offer.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving The Measure of Katie Calloway 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who enjoy Christian Historical Fiction.