Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Lumberjacks & Ladies: 4 Historical Stories of Romance Among the Pines by Jennifer Lamont Leo, Naomi Dawn Musch, Candice Sue Patterson, Pegg Thomas


 Lumberjacks and Ladies Work Together to Build America
Struggling to remain independent in the 1800s, four women reluctantly open up to help from lumberjacks—and love.
 
All That Glitters by Candice Sue Patterson
1851—Maine
Winifred finds herself running the family lobstering business when her father and brothers join the California gold rush. Will she stubbornly reject help from a local lumberjack?
 
Winter Roses by Pegg Thomas
1865—Michigan
Elizabeth cooks for a logging crew, determined to escape that life for something better, until reoccurring gifts capture her attention. Will she follow her dreams—or her heart?
 
Not for Love by Naomi Musch
1881—Wisconsin
Widowed, Maggie seeks a husband—in name only—from the logging camps, but the man who answers her letter is a surprise. Can she open her heart to love again?
 
Undercover Logger by Jennifer Lamont Leo
1890—Idaho
Carrie will not sell her timberland and allows the banker’s nephew to sign onto her logging crew to ferret out the reason she is losing money at an alarming rate. Will truth be revealed to her forlorn heart?

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About The Authors


 

Award-winning author Jennifer Lamont Leo sometimes wishes she'd been born in an earlier era. So she does the next best thing: she reads and writes historical fiction. In her latest novel, THE ROSE KEEPER (Book 2 in the Windy City Hearts series), a World War II-era nurse struggles to come to terms with an event from 30 years earlier, with the unlikely help of a lively mother and daughter who move in downstairs.

MOONDROP MIRACLE (Book 1 in the Windy City Hearts series) follows a wealthy socialite as she falls on hard times during the Great Depression and struggles to raise her young son by developing a homemade beauty concoction.

Jennifer's debut novel, YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE, received an ACFW Carol Award and a Reader's Choice Grace Award. Both YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE and its sequel, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', are clean, romantic historical fiction set in Roaring Twenties Chicago. Her novella, "The Violinist," appears in THE HIGHLANDERS: A Smitten Historical Romance Collection, and she's also written a collection of 1920s-era short stories, SONGBIRD AND OTHER STORIES.

Jennifer writes from her home in the mountains of northern Idaho, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and as much wildlife as she can attract. Passionate about history, she volunteers at a local history museum and writes history-themed articles for regional publications. She also hosts the podcast A Sparkling Vintage Life, where she discusses all things vintage.

 


 

Naomi is an award-winning author who crafts her stories from the pristine north woods of Wisconsin, where she and her husband Jeff live as epically as God allows near the families of their five adult children. She enjoys roaming around on the farm, snacking out of the garden, relaxing in her vintage camper, and loving on her passel of grandchildren. Naomi is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; Faith, Hope, and Love; and the Lake Superior Writers. Though she has written in a variety of venues, her great love is historical fiction. Her novel, Mist O’er the Voyageur, was a 2019 Selah Awards finalist and two-time Book of the Year nominee, and the sequel Song for the Hunter is available for pre-order. She is the author of several other series, collections, and stand-alone novels. Watch for three new releases in 2022! Naomi would love to connect with you around the web.

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Candice Sue Patterson studied at The Institute of Children's Literature and is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons in a restored farmhouse overtaken by books. When she's not tending to her chickens, splitting wood or decorating cakes, she's working on a new story. Candice writes Modern Vintage Romance--where the past and present collide with faith. For more on Candice and her books, visit www.candicesuepatterson.com.

 


 

An award-winning novelist, Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Lower Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They have an assortment of animals on the place including a flock of sheep, a flock of laying hens, several barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. They also have a large garden, a small orchard, and a growing berry patch.

Besides writing, she enjoys a variety of crafts including spinning her sheep’s wool into yarn, knitting, counted cross stitch, quilting, and card making.

She and Michael enjoy camping, fishing, boat-nerding (you have to be a Great Lakes person to know about that), and thoroughbred horse racing.

A life-long history geek, it’s no surprise that historical fiction is her genre. Colonial America and the Civil War era are favorite time periods to both read and write. Her favorite type of book centers on a great fiction story surrounded by factual historical events.

Her agent is Linda S. Glaz of the Hartline Literary Agency.

Pegg won the 2019 RWA Faith, Hope, & Love Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards. She was also a finalist for the 2021 RWA Faith, Hope, & Love Readers Choice Award.

 

My Review


We are offered four different stories, all revolving around lumber, and all giving us some sweet romance!

We travel from coast to coast with this novellas, and you quickly become involved in the lives of these people.

From dips in the cold Atlantic off the coast of Maine, then to icy, snowy Michigan, and getting meals to the loggers, from there we journey to lumber yards in Wisconsin, with a stop at farm country. Lastly we are in Idaho, and at a logging camp, one that is loosing money, and yet full of rich timber!

You will not be able to put these down once you turn your first page! This is a treat!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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