Stranded at Romson’s Lodge

Stranded at Romson’s LodgeStranded at Romson's Lodge by J.L. Callison
Genres: Action Adventure
Published by Morgan James Publishers on May 21, 2016
Pages: 273

 

About Stranded at Romson’s Lodge (from the back cover):
Kidnapped and flown to a remote lodge in upstate Maine, high school seniors, Jed Romson and Elizabeth Sitton are stranded when their kidnapper crashes on takeoff.  With thirty-five miles between them and the nearest hunting lodge, Jed knows it is up to him to care for a homesick city girl until someone finds them.  Is he up to the task? “Call me if you need anything.”  Jed shook his head.  This was going to be interesting.  Not only did he have to babysit a tenderfoot, he had to listen to her, too.

Elizabeth, a city girl, has never been away from home, especially out in the wilderness with no amenities.  Can she learn to cook on a wood stove or over an open fire?  And what about wild animals?  Wolves?  Bears?  Coyotes?  Lizzie dropped into a deerskin-bound chair and buried her face in her hands.  “I don’t think I can do this, Jed.  I’m not cut out to be a Swiss Family Robinson character.  I’m not an outdoorsy type of girl.  This is all well and good for you, but you grew up with this stuff.  I don’t have any idea what I’m doing.”

Left with no clues, what will Detective Sarah Summers do to find the missing teens?

Stranded at Romson’s Lodge, by first-time author J.L. Callison, is an excellent, fast-paced book that you will not want to put down.  The story line is intriguing and a bit mysterious, filled with plenty of adventure, interesting characters, and wholesome romance.   You will not be disappointed with this novel.

Stranded at Romson’s Lodge, by first-time author J.L. Callison, is an excellent, fast-paced book that you will not want to put down.

One of the things that I love about this book is the Christian nature of the characters.  Faced with hardships, difficulties, and frustrations, they choose to respond in patience, love, and joy.  This is seen in the family relationships, work scenarios, and even recreational choices.  Yes, they are human, and they struggle with their circumstances; however, through the power of Christ, they rise above those trials.

One of the things that I love about this book is the Christian nature of the characters.

Another aspect of the book that I truly appreciate is the respect and admiration for military personnel that is taught.  Specifically, the sacrifice and service of Vietnam veterans is highlighted.  Never have I seen this example in a novel.  In fact, I rarely hear anything about Vietnam veterans outside of their struggles to return to civilian life.  The author presented these lessons in a tasteful, practical way, and I am thankful for it.  In my opinion, all young people should learn more of our history from that time period.  America’s military men and women deserve all of the respect and honor we can give them.

Mr. Callison did a wonderful job of researching his story to include practical, rich details that make the plot both believable and enjoyable.

Lastly, Mr. Callison did a wonderful job of researching his story to include practical, rich details that make the plot both believable and enjoyable.  He doesn’t go overboard with too many details, but gives just enough to help the reader understand and follow all that is happening.

I am so impressed with Stranded at Romson’s Lodge!  As I have been reading it and commenting on it, my children (who are in their teens and early twenties) have been begging to be next in line for it.  All in all, J.L. Callison’s first work is a fantastic one, and I will be looking for more to come!

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