A turn of the century romance set in the logging camps of Minnesota
Secrets at the Timbers finds Lally Rice fleeing her abusive father and escaping to a northern Minnesota lumber camp. Unbeknownst to her, her former love and the father of her baby is working there as asawyer. Eager to resume their relationship, but frustrated by his rebuffs, she seeks the secret of his tormented life since leaving the farm to settle a new territory.
She struggles to keep the secret of their baby, lost at the hand of her father, from him. While rigors of life as a camp cookee occupy her time, a secret nemesis returns to destroy what happiness she might create for herself. This novel, rich in folklore, paints a vivid picture of a way of life now gone.