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The Measure of Katie Calloway

The Measure of Katie Calloway

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by Serena B. Miller
     
 

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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 Northwoods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he's hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work

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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 Northwoods 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 warm cookstove to the rowdy shanty boys and the jagged edges of the saw, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting the reader back to the time when pine was king, men were made of iron, and rivers were choked with logs on the way to the sawmills. Readers will have a hard time leaving the Northwoods when they turn the last page.

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Library Journal
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Katie Calloway and her young brother flee Georgia and Katie's violent, abusive husband, Harlan. Landing in Michigan, she is hired as a cook by logging company owner Robert Foster. Having assumed a new identity, Katie hopes that her husband will never find her. Harlan, however, has other plans. To marry a wealthy woman, he must first find—and kill—Katie. Can Katie trust Robert with her secret? Will he help her? VERDICT Miller's (Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio) mix of endearing characters, a bit of suspense, and a touching love story makes this a good choice for fans of Gilbert Morris.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800719982
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
227,121
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet 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 World, Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and more. She lives on a farm in southern Ohio.

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