Review: The Brickmaker’s Bride

Judith Miller - The Brickmaker's Bride (Refined by Love #1)Title: The Brickmaker’s Bride

Author: Judith Miller

Series: Refined by Love #1

Pages: 352

ISBN: 978-0-7642-1255-0

Genre: FICT, Historical Fiction

Short Book Description:

In the clay-rich hills of the newly founded state of West Virginia, two families tentatively come together to rebuild a war-torn brickmaking business.

Ewan McKay has immigrated to West Virginia with his aunt and uncle, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial help. Uncle Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, and it’s Ewan’s job to get the company up and running again.

Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner’s daughter, and he quickly feels a connection with her, but she’s being courted by another man–a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Resolving that he’ll make the brickworks enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Ireland, Ewan pours all his energy into the new job.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan’s hard work is put in jeopardy. As his hopes for the future crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. Can she help him save the brickworks, and will Ewan finally get a shot at winning her heart?

My Thoughts:

Oh My Gosh!! I loved this book so much. I couldn’t put it down either once I started reading.

Having read a number of Judith Miller’s books before, when I found out I was going to be mailed this one, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and start reading.

Set in the aftermath of the civil war, this is one of my favorite eras by the way, everyone is trying to get their lives back together and finding something that they can do to get back on their feet.

This book was very detailed and well written. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series as they come out.

If you love the civil war era, or if you just like historical fiction in general, this is one book that I would definitely recommend to you.

Other books in this series:

  1. The Potter’s Lady (August 2015)

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“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.


Posted on November 28, 2014, in FICT, Historical Fiction and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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