The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller

The Brickmaker's Bride

The Brickmaker’s Bride – Book Review

If you are a fan of historical fiction, you’ll be excited to learn that Bethany House has just released The Brickmaker’s Bride – the first book in the new Refined By Love series by Judith Miller.

The books in this series are set amid the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia just after the Civil War. This series is unique because each book in the series features a different product crafted from the clay deposits specific to the region.

The Brickmaker’s Bride tells the story of Ewan McKay – a man who has traveled from Northern Scotland to West Virginia in search of a fresh start.

When he arrives in America, Ewan seeks financial assistance from his Uncle Hugh, who has recently purchased a brick-making operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter. Ewan promises to use his skills in the clay business to help Uncle Hugh get the business up and running again.

Unfortunately, Uncle Hugh is not a savvy businessman, and Ewan’s efforts are jeopardized by his Uncle’s bad business decisions. Ewan, however, is determined to make this business succeed, and he turns to Laura – the daughter of the former owner – for assistance.

Ewan is immediately drawn to Laura, but his romantic interest in her is complicated by the fact that she is currently being courted by someone else – a lawyer with more prestige and money than him.

The Brickmaker’s Bride is a richly woven tale with well-developed characters that easily paves the way for future stories. It a book about relationships and how individual choices can have devastating affects on those around us. It’s also a book about how forgiveness can heal even the deepest of wounds.

If you’re always discovering great series after they’ve started – here’s your chance to get in on one at the very start. Book 2 in the series, The Potter’s Lady, is slated for August 2015 release.

I rate The Brickmaker’s Bride 4 out of 5 stars.

Judith Miller

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

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