Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review of "The Brickmaker's Bride"

Review of The Brickmaker's Bride

by Judith Miller

20665081

Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, but it's Ewan who gets the business up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner's daughter, and he feels a connection with her, but she's being courted by another man--a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Besides, Ewan has resolved he'll focus on making the brickmaking operation enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters  over from Scotland.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan's hard work may come to naught. As his plans begin to crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. She and her mother may have a way to save the brickworks, and in turn Ewan may have another shot at winning Laura's heart.

MY REVIEW:  Judith Miller has produced a 5 Star historical romance novel.  She has obviously invested a great deal of time in researching the brickmaking business of the past.  Laura, her mother, and Ewan definitely exhibit strong Christian characteristics and witness to the others around who do not exhibit these same characteristics.   They set an example of love, forgiveness, and mercy.   I was drawn into this book and felt I was riding along in the horse-drawn buggies and could envision the graceful home that Laura and her mother share and the orphanage that is in dire need of repairs.  I would highly recommend this book to those who also enjoy historical romance.   
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 

About the Author:
Judith McCoy Miller

Judith McCoy Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.

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