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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Book Review: The Measure of Katie Calloway {Revell Blog Tour}

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

My Rating: 5 Stars

My Review: This is my first novel by Serena Miller, and I can say with certainty that it won't be my last.  Miller has written a wonderful novel that captured my attention from the very first page!  She has a wonderful, descriptive writing style that immerses you into a realistic setting.  You feel as if you're right there with the shanty boys as they feast over meat pies, donuts, bread pudding, and cinnamon rolls.  The characters are well drawn, each with a distinct charm that makes for a great cast of characters, that won't soon be forgotten!

I've read a lot of stories set in the 1800's, but never one set in a lumber camp.  I really appreciate that unique aspect to the story.  The research was well done, and Miller wove the history of that time beautifully throughout the book.

The story kept my interest from beginning to end, anxious to see how things would turn out.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a sweet, historical romance!

**Thank you to Revell for providing me with a copy to review, in exchange for my honest opinion.**
**Available October 2011 from Revell, a division of Baker publishers**


  1. Great review! :) I really enjoyed this book, as well!


  2. Love your review! I'll have to pick this book up...sounds good. :)