The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “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.”
Why I like this cover: Half the reason I like it so much is because the story sounds awesome! And from all accounts I’ve heard from people who have been so lucky as to read it, it is indeed a wonderful story. But this part is supposed to be about the cover. Those logs make it different. How many covers have you seen that have stacks of logs on the cover? Then there’s the girl. Her expression is almost a smile. Her eyes are such a pretty shade of blue! And then the red hair…amazing with those eyes. She doesn’t look very elegantly dressed – looks like some animal skin to me! Then again, when I zoomed in a bit closer, it looks like it could be some brown material with a small print. I’m not sure. The dark red behind the title goes so perfectly with the girl and the logs! And I’m so glad they used that loopy font (French Script) for “The” and “of.” It’s all very pretty.