10/10/2011

The Measure of Katie Calloway

Serena Miller
2011
Revell Books
Fiction/Historical

CBR Review:

The Civil War was hard on many people, but even harder on a young woman from the north married into a Georgian family.  It didn't take long to realize that the handsome young man from West Point, who was her brother's friend, had a mean streak.  More than a mean streak he was downright cruel and enjoyed mistreating her, before the war, and after the war it was worse.  He was positive that every trouble he had in life was that Yankee woman's fault, and he would make her pay!
Finding a setup in the barn that would cause a rafter to crash on her and kill her, Katie knew she was no longer safe from Harlan.  It was time to leave.  She took his money from the sale of some land, and his horse, a bit of food and her little brother and headed north.  But not the north he would expect her to be going, not to Pennsylvania where she had family.  She headed to Michigan where she found work in a lumber camp as a cook. She had changed her name and she was finally away from that monster and although it was hard not to look over her shoulder, she began to ease up some.  Until a former slave from her husband's plantation showed up to work.  He promised he wouldn't share her secret. 
I loved this book! It is the second book I have read by this author and it absolutely was an amazing book.  I was never sure what would happen next, so that kept me reading, I didn't want to miss anything!  Serena Miller has a way with words that pulls you into the story, you feel as if your in the middle of the lumber camp with them all.  A great story!  5 stars 316 pages US $14.99

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

This book was provided by Revell for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review

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