A Wife for Big John will be released this Friday, February 8th, in e-book (the print version will be available in August). It will be offered for download purchase from several sites, including www.thewildrosepress.com and www.fictionwise.com.
This book was especially fun to write, and I learned so much about the early logging industry during the process. Of course the story includes a reference or two to the world’s most famous Lumberjack, Paul Bunyan.
Set in northern Minnesota in the 1890’s, A Wife for Big John, is a sweet love story about Dani Jones, who wrangles a job as a logging camp cook, and Big John Thompson, who is flabbergasted to learn the cook he hired for the lumberjacks is a slip of a girl. When Miss Jones decides he needs a wife and sets out to find him one, John’s life is turned upside down.
The book is dedicated to my father, who worked in logging camps as a young man, and provided our family with unending tales of his life.