Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Fruitcake Challenge by Carrie Fancett Pagels (Christmas Traditions Book 3)

I recently finished this novella written by Carrie Fancett Pagels.  I had no idea what this book would be about, except that it took place in a lumber camp in Michigan.

I loved it.  Carrie's writing style really appealed to me and as I got to know her characters, they became very interesting people to me.

Jo is a cook at the lumber camp but would like to move on into a bakery in a different setting.  She meets the new lumberjack to their camp, Tom.  He is a very interesting young man trying to earn his living as a lumberjack, although he is actually a teacher.  As he is trying to help his mother financially, he takes this job, as the money he earned teaching does not stretch far enough.

He makes a challenge that he will marry whoever can make a fruitcake that is as good as his mother's.  That's when the fun begins and fruitcake of every imaginable recipe is baked and served to the workers at the camp.  So does he find a bride and does anyone make a good enough fruitcake to please his palette?  This you will discover as you read this delightful book!

The author: Carrie Fancett Pagels
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., tagline Hearts Overcoming Through Time, writes for the Christian market, Carrie's novella, Return to Shirley Plantations, was an Amazon Civil War best seller.  You can find her books at and Barnes and Noble.

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