Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Measure of Katie Calloway: A Book Review

About The Book:

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.

About The Author:

Serena Miller is the author of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, as well as numerous articles for periodicals such as Woman's WorldGuidepostsReader's DigestFocus on the FamilyChristian Woman, and more. She lives on a farm in southern Ohio.

My Review:

What a wonderful book. Although a very emotional read that tackles the topic of abuse, this book will draw you in from the very first pages and keep your interest throughout. It was really great to follow the journey that main character, Katie, is taken on, as she decides to flee her abuser. With beautiful descriptions of lifestyles and scenery, I could see this book as a movie, and really fell in love with the main character as I drew from her strength. The book is authentic, and honest, yet sensitively written about a tough issue. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more from Serena Miller in the future.

A perfect Christmas gift idea for the Christian historical fiction fan in your life.

I highly recommend this excellent book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Measure of Katie Calloway at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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