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Martha Tinker, a product of a Boston Finishing School, answers a personal ad when she is orphaned. A Few months later, she heads to Sawbill Landing, MN to meet Max Wilson, who asked her to marry him and to join him there.....well, maybe he did. Things are not the way she imagined when she arrived there, and immediately she volunteers to help the doctor with the mysterious epidemic raging thru town.
A Christian, she puts ideas in the head of the doctor, Byron Ferguson, that he hasn’t thought of in several years. At least, not since the civil war.
Martha and Byron are drawn to each other, both afraid to let the other know. Fear of the relationship between Martha, and the towns founding father, Hjelmer Finseth, brings things to a miraculous head on Christmas. Secrets are revealed, and the true spirit of Christmas lives.
Several generations later, Martha Ferguson is miserable. It’s Christmas and everything is going wrong in her family. Her parents keep fighting, and her grandma is in the hospital not saying a word to anyone. Her Grandpa Ferguson is the only one she can count on....until she meets Santa Claus. He promises to help bring a Christmas Miracle to her family.
The answer to everything seems to return to "The Tree". "The Tree" has been a family tradition since her Great, great Grandpa Ferguson lived in Sawbill Landing. Can she solve all her familys’ problems at the tree? She has her mind made up to arrange it any way she can.
A Lumberjack Christmas was a heartwarming Christian oriented book, with an excellent story line. The characters were totally believable, and secondary characters, like Maya, bring humor and realism to the story. Set first in a logging camp, it brings home the hardships and hope of the people of that era.
Generations later, in Revisited, your heart goes out to Martha and her family. The courage and hope of the little girl warms the heart.
This is a book I would read over and over again. I would recommend it to anyone who believes in Christmas Miracles, and even those who don’t! By the time you reach the end of this book, you are wishing you were a part of the Ferguson family yourself. A must read book that the author can take pride in.
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