The Measure of Katie Calloway

The Measure of Katie Calloway

by Serena Miller
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The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441234117
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 87,797
File size: 3 MB

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 World, Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and more. She lives on a farm in southern Ohio.
Serena B. Miller is the author of The Measure of Katie Calloway and 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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Measure of Katie Calloway 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 286 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good romance novel with some action and adventure. I liked the fact that the main character Katie was a strong woman. The plot was pretty predictable but I still found it to be a good read. There were no sex scenes or bad language which I liked. I would read other books by this author.
pandaJS More than 1 year ago
I just really love this author! I have now read three of her books and they were all excellent!! This book I really enjoyed. Yes, it is a romance book but it takes place back in the days of lumberjacks, and cook shanty's. You can almost smell the pine trees and it's really fun to get to know the lumberjacks and especially the two that make it a wonderful romance story. This book is hard to put down once you start to read it and I really hope this author keeps on writing cause she is definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I immensely enjoyed reading this book. Each day I looked so forward to picking up my Nook and being transported to the logging camp where there were so many beloved personalities. I hope there will be a sequel to this book, but until then, I will read more from this author.
Kristen24KM More than 1 year ago
Here's another great book by Serena B. Miller. Set in post-Civil War Michigan, the history, setting and characters really pulled me in. Serena creates wonderful characters we love to love and we can't wait to see what happens to the bad guy. Her writing is crisp and clear and makes me feel like I was there with them. I could almost smell the aromas of the wonderful meals Katie cooked for the shanty boys. I'm visiting my wish list next to read the next book by Serena B. Miller. Enjoy!
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Just finished this wonderful book and looked for the sequel...none? It's over? The end? I loved this...such a refreshing, draw you in kind of book. Begging the author to write a sequel...please?   Oh...just a tip for other reviewers...if you just absolutely love a book and the author, do ya think you could give more than 2 stars? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out a little slow but then picked up. I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read from beginning to end! The character's are people you would want to be around. Thoroughly enjoyed this read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and look forward to reading more from her. It was spellbinding with the unique setting and historical insight into the life of the shanty boys. I cannot wait to read more by Serena Miller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good, not just the storyline but everything. You feel like you learned something without it dragging on and being boring. Will definately read more by this author. Highly recommend. P.S. Jesus Saves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Story........................................ Nice romance.   The couple didn't fall in love 5 minutes after meeting .   I like that in a romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A complete story about an abused wife finding the strength to find a way out. During the Reconstruction Period, women has few options to earn a livilhood. Her flight meant she ran to a place where she needed a job to feed her young brother. One option was to sell her favors... or find another option. I enjoyed this story of an abused wife finding her way out into a life of happiness I recommend this story to you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the storyline of a woman cook in a lumber camp discovering her own strength. Some parts were a little predictable, but the author added in some nice twists and surprises. I was interested and qantes to keep reading. There was no language or sex scenes. Some religious references, but not a "preachy" book. I will look for other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katie Calloway is a wonderful, strong woman and I enjoyed the book so much.  The love of the Shanty boys for Katie was charming.   You will love the book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the setting and the spirit of the characters. The strength of the heroine is uplifting and you can't help but to cheer her on. Thanks for another great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great find. I especially enjoyed learning the history of the shanty boys and lumber camps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always sceptical of a free book, but this one is amazing. She's one of my new favorite authors. Clean, sweet love story. Felt like I was right there in the camp with all the shanty boys, and could smell the pine trees. I found myself breathless in a few places, reading like crazy to see what would happen. Lumber camps are very dangerous places. Have read the second book, and it was just as amazing. Getting ready to purchase the third. Love her writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the story of one young woman overcoming adversity. When Katie finally makes her break from her abusive husband with the clothes on her back, her little brother behind her on the back of a good horse, I heartily cheered her on! She took a bag of silver coins that her husband considered his, even though she knew he'd come after her. She needed that money to escape and hoped they'd get far enough to be out of his reach. Katie finds a way to support herself, and her brother, never being afraid of hard work. Through it all, she remains a good person. Will she escape the husband who only wants to use her to take out his anger? Will she find love again? You will learn about the lumber jacks who were in great demand following the civil war. (It was needed for people to rebuild after the destruction of the civil war.) It is all woven into a wonderful tale of love, adversity and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this jewel of a tale in one day. The characters were well portrayed and this history was spot on. Most of all i enjoyed that this book as relatable to anyone no matter the religios background (its a Christian tale). This book had a lot of tender moments without the sex (and my favorite stuff is erotica). All in all geat story telling,I highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of a woman cooking in a logging camp, but everything went too perfect. Other than that i liked the characters because they were believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first book by serens miller. Im thinking shes my new favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The logging camp owner, cooks, loggers, results of the civil war casualties after and how they survived was interesting and so believable you felt like you were there. A super story and without all the explicit sex in so many books being published today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and I enjoyed the history and knowledge of the lumber industry in Michigan especially having lived in Oregon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually don't read this genre but was plesantly surprised! This book was absolutely wonderful. I didn't want it to end. Katie is a remarkable character. I could smell what she was cooking in the Shanty. While there were no sex scenes, the tension was there between her and Robert. I just bought the next book where Moon Song continues the story. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was nice to stumble upon this free read and have the author write a story about a girl she saw in a picture while on vacation to Michigan. Learned some more history about where I grew up. The characters all came together well. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Katie. What a friend Mose was. I loved the fact that you can have a great story without all the sex. Great book. I look forward to reading more from this Author.