Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Fruitcake Challenge (The Christy Lumber Camp #1) by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Title: The Fruitcake Challenge (The Christy Lumber Camp #1)
Author: Carrie Fancett Pagels
Pages: 121
Year: 2014
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!

My review:

     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.

     I will definitely look for more books by this author. I am recommending this novella and giving it a rating of 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Debora! I ended up starting a series with this book so it has a new cover plus is book one in The Christy Lumber Camp Series (which I know is a little confusing!) Book Two is The Lumberjacks' Ball and I hope you'll enjoy it, too! As I was driving home just now I heard Jo Christy's inspiration song - "Hope in Front of Me" by Danny Gokey and that was her main theme. Blessings!