Series: Christmas Traditions Series, Book 3
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: Hearts Overcoming Press
Purchased from Amazon.com
“God had other plans. Plans that included. . .”
Meet our main characters; Tom Jeffries, a handsome, strapping young lumberjack, better suited to be a schoolteacher and Jo Christy, the feisty, bronze haired beauty who cooks for the lumber camp. The camp is located in the remote wilderness regions of northern Michigan and the time period is 1890.
The story follows Tom’s arrival from Ohio and a budding career school teaching to the wilds of the lumber camp. He meets Jo, who immediately distrusts him because of his good looks and teasing ways. She is unhappy cooking for the camp and wants an opportunity to choose what her future will be. She feels trapped in her current situation and struggles to find a way to set herself free without hurting her family.
This novella is a short, charming story that definitely hits the right holiday note when Tom issues his Fruitcake Challenge. The fruitcake and snowflakes, as well as faith and hope put the reader in the mood for the holidays. Read the story to find out what plans God has for Jo Christy and Tom Jeffries!
5/5 for novellas