Life and Love in a Logging Camp: The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

The Measure of Katie Calloway
by Serena Miller
Copyright 2011
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800719982
Have you ever watched the tv series Ax Men? Everyday the guys face incredible dangers and hardships. Now imagine taking away almost all of their safety equipment and throwing their chainsaws over a cliff. The job would be ten times as dangerous and yet 150 years ago that's how logging was done.

In her Revell debut, The Measure of Katie Calloway, author Serena Miller brings to life the logging camps of old with danger, romance, and a dash of humor. The loggers in the wilds of Michigan had very little but no matter what they always had full stomachs. A bad camp cook could be worse than a log jam on a river drive but thanks to Katie Calloway the men of Robert Foster's company ate like kings.

This book is a very interesting look into a seldom seen world even today. There will be times when you're heart literally skips a beat especially when the river rats follow their pine to payday down raging rapids in the spring. Loggers who went under, no matter how strong a swimmer they were, often didn't surface. Ms. Miller definitely knows how to write a dramatic scene that takes your breath! To top it all off there's a subtle romance that pulls at the heartstrings. The conclusion was a bit rushed for my taste but all in all this is definitely an author whose books I will be reading more of.

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

*I received my complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion of the book.*



  1. I've not heard of this book or author, but it sounds/looks good - it'll be just another book to add to my shelf full of novels: not that I am complaining. =D

  2. Hubby and I love watching Axe Men, so, after reading your great review, I'm looking forward to reading this one even more than before!

    Thanks for sharing :)


  3. Thanks ladies for the comments. Lori, I'll be sending the book soon!!! Hope you like it as much as I did. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee


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