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Rocky Mountain Revelation – A Review and Giveaway

Rocky mountain revelation

About the Book

Book: Rocky Mountain Revelation

Author: Lisa J. Flickinger

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: November 3, 2020

Rocky Mountain Revelation

A Rocky Mountain logging camp may be just the place to start her new life.

Widowed at nineteen, Madeline Lamb seeks to find a new husband amongst the crew of the Rocky Mountain log drive. With a baby growing inside her, she has no choice. She signs on as cook’s helper, and it soon becomes apparent her options for a mate are limited. Madeline’s grieving heart wavers between the security an older man offers and the tender feelings a new crew member stirs.

Will Matheson earned the chance to work the high-paying spring log drive. The boon ensures he can recoup the logging wages stolen by a pretty face with some fast fingers. Frustration builds when the boss pulls him from the river and assigns him the job of camp chore boy. If it wasn’t for the pretty cook’s helper, he’d take the first train home.

When the dangers of the river journey prove more treacherous than anyone expects, the budding attraction between Will and Madeline is put to the test. If they survive the adventure, life as they know it will never be the same.

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Having read the first book in the Rocky Mountain Revival Series, I eagerly anticipated reading the second book in this historical fiction series. I have to say it did not disappoint. I found the characters interesting and the storyline intriguing. This book shows how appearances can deceive.

Hurting from the death of her husband, Madeline Lamb convinces her father to allow her to come on his log drive. Will Boon wishes to make money on this drive to recover wages stolen from him by a woman. From the beginning, sparks fly between the two. While a man named Perley sets out to cause mischief and mayhem along with attempting to relieve his coworkers of their expected wages.

I love how the characters and storyline combine to create a book I could not put down. Some characters from the first book also appear in this one. So check it out for yourself.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

2019 Lisa J Flickinger

Lisa J. Flickinger lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To learn more about her other books, visit

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When I research a new novel, I love to find obscure facts about the setting. My study of the old time river drives for Rocky Mountain Revelation led me to a particularly tasty morsel.  The river crews were served massive amounts of food over four meals to make up for all the energy expended transporting logs in the frigid water. Often, their meals included donuts.

Yes, donuts! However, we’re not talking about the scrumptious treat picked up at your local bakery or grocery store. These donuts were cooked over an open fire in the backwoods. Yum.

Picture what they call a tin kitchen, a small boxy metal contraption, set over a blazing fire. The cook would place a wide mouthed aluminum basin on top and fill it with cooking oil. When the oil reached the perfect temperature he would drop the batter into the oil using a ladle. The piping hot donuts would be rolled in sugar when they were cooked and served to the crew fresh from the fire. A half whiskey barrel of donuts could disappear in just one meal. Several times a day, the cook would travel downstream by raft and repeat the process.

Will, the hero of Rocky Mountain Revelation, finds his sweetheart Madeleine particularly pretty with flour up to her elbows. However, he grows tired of the mounds of donuts and by the end of the drive attempts to trade them for the cook’s fluffy biscuits.

Enjoy the trip downriver with Will, Madeline…and the donuts.

Dear reader, enjoy!

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To celebrate her tour, Lisa is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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Economics Online Course Bundle from Boundary Stone – A Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

If you are looking for a self-paced homeschool economics course, I suggest checking out Boundary Stone’s Economics Online Course Bundle. Our youngest son has been looking at college requirements for the degree he wants to pursue and discovered economics provides credit for one of his choices. So we decided this course bundle would provide an excellent taste of what economics looks like as a course. This Christian economics course deserves your exploration. Families have access to the hardback textbook Basic Economics, A Natural Law Approach to Economics, four edition along with online access or 12 months to the course, a PDF of the 128 page Teacher’s Guide and access to a Budget Mini Course.

Boundary Stone provides a Christian based view of economics, which pleased my husband myself. Having a Christian viewpoint provides one of the first requirements we have for most curriculum. Having a Scriptural backed view of economics serves as something we wanted our son to experience.

This course includes lessons online, reading assignments, and quizzes. Students may repeat the quizzes as needed, except for the very first diagnostic quiz. The textbook includes reading assignments and study guides that provide identification (words to define essentially), review questions, activities, along with suggestions for activities for further study.

Topics covered in the course include: 

  • The Framework of Economics
  • The Production and Distribution of Goods
  • Politico-Economic Systems

Within those topics, students examine subjects such as Government, Society and Morality, Property, Scarcity and Economy, How We Get What We Want, Failed Attempts to Control the Prices, and more.  Having experienced the Coronavirus and its effects on the world’s economy and the availability of goods and services, I feel this course provides an excellent examination of our experiences since March.

Having gone through two economics courses in college–macroeconomics, and microeconomics, I knew what he could expect. However, I have to say these two courses provided two of the worst experiences of my college career. So I prayed his experience would be better. Because most of this course occurs online, a high-speed Internet connection along with a copy of the textbook fills the largest requirements.

Dr. Paul Cleveland founded Boundary Stone.  Having worked as a professor for over 35 years, he studied and pondered the issues of political economy.  Using ways that even include story-telling to make the elusive concepts of economics to students. His background also includes writing and travels extensively lecturing about political economics along with many other activities.

I appreciate the self-pacing of this course. Families can adapt the schedule to fit their needs. As my son began the class, he felt like too much Biblical content overshadowed the actual economics portion. But he also felt like the textbook did an excellent job of explaining the material. In fact, the textbook provided his favorite part of the course. Written by Clarence Carson and Paul Cleveland, the textbook provides reading assignments, quotes, points of emphasis, a summary, a glossary of terms, and more.

Students watch videos, whose length seems reasonable.  The quality of these videos appears to be excellent.  The quality of the sound is excellent.  Few distractions appear to be present.

An optional budget project provides students with excellent instruction, information, and experience with constructing a budget.  My husband and I find this optional section to be valuable.  Families may elect to work on the budget project one day a week.

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I feel compelled to say how much I appreciate how this course examines the political effects on the economy in the United States.  I fervently wish for my children to stand for Biblical and conservative values along with fiscal responsibility.  I feel this course provides an excellent framework for those ideas.

So if you are looking for a Christian high school economics course, I suggest exploring the self-paced homeschool economics course, I suggest checking out Boundary Stone’s Economics Online Course Bundle.

Other members of the Home School Review Crew share their thoughts over on the blog this week. So click here or on the graphic below to read their reviews.

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