The Measure of Katie Calloway

Renee Ann Smith —  October 17, 2011 — 1 Comment

What would make you run away from home?

For Katie Calloway it was an abusive husband who had decided to kill her. (Does that make your problem seem smaller?)

In the first chapter of this story, Katie decides that her days as a victim are over. She gathers her few belongings and heads north with her young brother Ned.  Fortunately, she finds work and a great place to hide as the cook for a north woods lumber camp. And, of course, just the right honest, upright man comes along to protect her and provide a future for her. So an adventure that begins with an uncomfortable domestic situation becomes a sweet, uplifting story.

I’m the type of history buff who enjoys picking up period details from fiction stories, and I loved the historical setting of this novel. Author Serena Miller really captures the flavor of post-Civil War America with her wonderful descriptions and fleshed-out characters. Even other talented historical fiction authors have lauded her great storytelling, charming characters, and vivid scenes.

If it’s been a while since you’ve read an engrossing, inspirational story, grab a copy of this book today!

***Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Revell for providing my copy of the book to review. You can purchase your copy of The Measure of Katie Calloway at this link.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

One response to The Measure of Katie Calloway

  1. Sounds excellent. She sounds strong and brave.

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