Book: Rocky Mountain Revelation
Author: Lisa J. Flickinger
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2020
A Rocky Mountain logging camp may be just the place to start her new life.
Widowed at nineteen, Madeline Lamb seeks to find a new husband amongst the crew of the Rocky Mountain log drive. With a baby growing inside her, she has no choice. She signs on as cook’s helper, and it soon becomes apparent her options for a mate are limited. Madeline’s grieving heart wavers between the security an older man offers and the tender feelings a new crew member stirs.
Will Matheson earned the chance to work the high-paying spring log drive. The boon ensures he can recoup the logging wages stolen by a pretty face with some fast fingers. Frustration builds when the boss pulls him from the river and assigns him the job of camp chore boy. If it wasn’t for the pretty cook’s helper, he’d take the first train home.
When the dangers of the river journey prove more treacherous than anyone expects, the budding attraction between Will and Madeline is put to the test. If they survive the adventure, life as they know it will never be the same.
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Author LIsa J. Flickinger has created some fascinating characters for this novel that is set in a Rocky Mountain logging camp in 1898 and, as I read Rocky Mountain Revelation, I was reminded of some of the western tv shows that I used to watch. The uncertainty and hardships of life in very rugged terrain. The camp cook who is gruff on the outside and soft on the inside. Some young men who are willing to earn their pay and a few who are up to no good! And then there is the young beautiful heroine who is both sweet and vulnerable. Will Madeline find someone who will truly treasure her and her unborn baby?
This is the second book in the Rocky Mountain Revival series and I enjoyed the reference to the previous book's "Preach" and Isabelle, but Rocky Mountain Revelation can be read as a standalone. It has deceit and trickery but faith is a strong element and Flickinger has given readers an inspirational story to savor. I recommend it to all who enjoy Christian historical romance.
I received a copy of this book via Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was never required and no monetary compensation was given. These are my own thoughts.
About the Author
Lisa J. Flickinger lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To learn more about her other books, visit www.lisajflickinger.com.
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When I research a new novel, I love to find obscure facts about the setting. My study of the old time river drives for Rocky Mountain Revelation led me to a particularly tasty morsel. The river crews were served massive amounts of food over four meals to make up for all the energy expended transporting logs in the frigid water. Often, their meals included donuts.
Yes, donuts! However, we’re not talking about the scrumptious treat picked up at your local bakery or grocery store. These donuts were cooked over an open fire in the backwoods. Yum.
Picture what they call a tin kitchen, a small boxy metal contraption, set over a blazing fire. The cook would place a wide mouthed aluminum basin on top and fill it with cooking oil. When the oil reached the perfect temperature he would drop the batter into the oil using a ladle. The piping hot donuts would be rolled in sugar when they were cooked and served to the crew fresh from the fire. A half whiskey barrel of donuts could disappear in just one meal. Several times a day, the cook would travel downstream by raft and repeat the process.
Will, the hero of Rocky Mountain Revelation, finds his sweetheart Madeleine particularly pretty with flour up to her elbows. However, he grows tired of the mounds of donuts and by the end of the drive attempts to trade them for the cook’s fluffy biscuits.
Enjoy the trip downriver with Will, Madeline…and the donuts.
Dear reader, enjoy!
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