Sunday, October 9, 2011

Book Review: The Measure of Katie Calloway

About the Book
The Civil War in America is over and former northerner, Katie Calloway, must flee for her life from Georgia, where her husband, an abusive Confederate officer, is waging war in their own home. Not only does he taunt her about her father and brother dying for the Union army, but she discovers that he is planning to kill her in order to be free to marry a local widow whose still-intact plantation he covets. Katie and her little brother escape north and find refuge in a Michigan lumber camp where she allows the camp owner to believe she is a widow. 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, worried that Robert will fire her if he discovers she is not the grieving widow she pretends to be, fights to keep her past a secret from this good man she is growing to love.

My Thoughts:
I loved this book, Katie is one woman who has a heart of gold and the strength that many of us wish for.  As Katie flees her home you almost want to look over your shoulder yourself to make sure you're safe from her wicked husband.  As she finds employment with Robert, in the woods with a bunch of lumberjacks, you want to protect her.  But Katie does just fine on her own, she is a girl with spirit.  This book has drama, humor, friendship, hope and love all mixed together, one of my top picks!

“Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing.


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