The Measure of Katie Calloway, written by Serena Miller, tells the story of Katie Calloway. Katie is a minister’s daughter from Pennsylvania who lives in Georgia following the Civil War. Katie left her home in Pennsylvania after marrying a southern man who ends up abusing her. She finds the courage to flee her home along with her young brother and travel to Michigan. She then finds herself as a cook at a logging camp which is run by Robert Foster. Although they are very different from one another, Robert becomes Katie’s protector as Katie tries to stay away from any relationships due to her past with her abusive husband.
I enjoyed reading about the relationship between Katie and Robert, but my favorite part of the book was the character of Katie. I like that she was a strong and independent character. She was brave enough to get out of an abusive situation, when so many others are not able to do that. I think the author wrote her in a way that all readers can learn from Katie’s experience and how she dealt with her husband. Robert is also a very endearing character. I found myself rooting from him and Katie to begin a relationship. I also liked the setting about the book, and the characters who become a part of Katie’s life. They seemed very down-to-earth and were all helpful in having Katie overcome and grow from her past experiences.
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