Today’s book review features
Lumberjacks and Ladies 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
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
Elizabeth cooks for a logging crew, spurning the men’s advances, until reoccurring gifts capture her attention. Will she heed her mother’s warning about “shanty boys”?
Not for Love by Naomi Musch
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
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?
Lumberjacks and Ladies is a novella collection with four short historical romances revolving around lumberjacks.
One of the things I enjoy about series like this is that, though there is a lumberjack in each story, the exact situation of each lumberjack is so different. In this collection, there are traditional lumberjacks and undercover lumberjacks. Office workers and log-haulers. And the ladies are all involved with the lumberjacks for different reasons.
Each story was engaging and I liked all of the characters. Some of the authors were new-to-me, others were not. This was a wonderful collection and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.