About the Book
Book: Rocky Mountain Redemption
Author: Lisa J. Flickinger
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020
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.
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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
More from Lisa
I have a confession to make. I’m a square dancer, a real live square dancer who do-si-dos and allemande-lefts my way around a square every Thursday night. And lest you think it’s a room full of eighty year olds, our youngest dancer is a mere twenty-four.
It was on the dance floor I first met Larry. Logger Larry, the Paul Bunyan like soul who regaled me with tales of chopping trees in the Rocky Mountains. He told stories about grizzlies who hunted men for their next meal, brawls in the bunkhouse only the hardy could survive, and life threatening axe injuries when they had to carry the wounded through the forest for miles.
Larry’s stories provided a great background for a romantic novel and sent me on a mission to research late 1800’s logging camps. It’s at Pollitt’s Lumber, in 1898, where we meet our hero and heroine, Preach and Isabelle, and join their cautious journey toward love. It’s also where we meet a ragtag bunch of lumberjacks whose antics would get on anyone’s last nerve.
I fell in love with the characters of Rocky Mountain Redemption as they tromped onto the pages, and I’m thrilled to introduce them to you in Book One of the Rocky Mountain Revival Series.
Dear reader, enjoy!
I really enjoyed reading about the picturesque Rocky Mountains and beautiful logging camp. It was easy to be transported to the scenic mountains with the light breeze whistling through the pine trees. The story flowed well and the plot initially intrigued me. However, I had a hard time connecting with the characters, especially Charles Bailey, better known among the loggers as “Preach,” as he was very hypocritical and I did not sense as much growth in him as I wanted. I liked Isabelle but I think the whole time I was reading I just wanted her to have a little more gumption, even though I recognize she had a terrible incident in her past. The exact circumstances of the incident that led to her depression were also a little confusing to me, and the other characters in the book seemed to know more about the incident than Isabelle did herself, despite the fact that it was supposed to be a secret. I felt like parts of the story were too inconsistent. I really wanted to like the romance, because I usually enjoy relationships that grow amid difficult circumstances, but I honestly just did not feel much of a true relationship between Charles and Isabelle. Their interactions were too full of misunderstandings to ever be believable to me. I will also warn readers that there are repeated references to rape, so this book may be better suited to more mature audiences. I really liked the side character, Miss Sophie, and appreciated that she seemed to be one of the only characters that actually cared for poor Isabelle! I think the book overall was good, but I tend to enjoy books that have stronger character developments. I am, however, looking forward to trying another book by this author because I think she writes creative books set in fascinating settings.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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