A Rocky Mountain logging camp may be just the place to find herself.
To escape the devastation caused by the breaking of her wedding engagement, Isabelle Franklin joins her aunt in the Rocky Mountains to feed a camp of lumberjacks cutting on the slopes of Cougar Ridge. If only she could out run the lingering nightmares.
Charles Bailey, camp foreman and Stony Creek’s itinerant pastor, develops a reputation to match his new nickname — Preach. However, an inner battle ensues when the details of his rough history threaten to overcome the beliefs of his young faith.
Amid the hazards of camp life, the unlikely friendship growing between the two surprises Isabelle. She’s drawn to Preach’s brute strength and gentle nature as he leads the ragtag crew toiling for Pollitt’s Lumber. But when the ghosts from her past return to haunt her, the choices she will make change the course of her life forever—and that of the man she’s come to love.
This book is set in a unique place, and I enjoyed reading about this different life. There are many interesting characters, some to love, others not so much.
Isabelle broke my heart with all she had went through and the lies she believed about herself.
Preach also had his own past that tried to define him but he worked hard to overcome, yet he had beliefs that held him back from opening his heart to Isabelle.
I did like this story but the ending seemed very abrupt. I even went back to read to see if I had missed something that so suddenly shifted the characters minds. Nothing. I felt like the author was just getting to the end and there we go. Seemed unrealistic to me.
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