Title: The Fruitcake Challenge (The Christy Lumber Camp #1)
Author: Carrie Fancett Pagels
Publisher: Hearts Overcoming Press
Note: This novella was included in the Christmas Traditions Series of novellas.
About the book:
When new lumberjack, Tom Jeffries, tells the camp cook, Jo Christy, that he’ll marry her if she can make a fruitcake, “as good as the one my mother makes,” she rises to the occasion. After all, he’s the handsomest, smartest, and strongest axman her camp-boss father has ever had in his camp – and the cockiest. And she intends to bring this lumberjack down a notch or three by refusing his proposal. The fruitcake wars are on!
This is a wonderful holiday novella.
I have never read anything by this author before. I am so glad that I was introduced to her. This was a very entertaining novella to read. I love the main characters that she developed. She took the time to also create a variety of secondary characters that were equally enjoyable.
The story is a light romance and a very quick read. As both Jo and Thomas are trying to figure out where they want to go with their lives, individually and possibly together, they each at times seek God’s guidance.