Hello there! Just thought I'd randomly tell you that today's my birthday and now I'm 17 :) Ok, now onward to the review!
My Review: From the very first page I was hooked. And it just kept getting better and better as I read on. I couldn't ask for more, this book had me utterly charmed. And I will most certainly be reading more books from Ms. Miller as soon as I possibly can!
Katie Calloway and her younger brother Ned, run from her husband's Georgia Plantation, up North to the lumber camps of Michigan. Will Katie's faith and determination keep them safe from their past? And what about the honorable owner of the lumber camp whose kind words give Katie reason to hope again?
The characters were charming and believable, each having their own special charm about them. The lumber men were each distinct and wonderful, I think my favorites were Skypilot (the ex-preacher), and Jigger (the cook). There were so many memorable characters, and non of them particularly stood out to me as better, even with the secondary characters lined up next to the main characters. And I mean that as a good thing. The story and the characters were well-rounded.
I could tell that this book was also well researched, and I enjoyed learning little facts about lumber camps as I read. This is now one of my favorites that I've read this year :)
Ms. Miller is a wonderful writer and she has a huge future in writing. I will most definitely be reading her next book!
Overall, this is a historical love story that will charm your heart away. I have already highly recommended this book many times, just by word of mouth. In my opinion, this is exactly how Christian Historical Fiction is done. The Measure of Katie Calloway was a pleasure to read; an absolute delight, that will be enjoyed by many :) Thank you.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5
“Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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I received this book from Revell for free in return for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you :)