Thursday, October 16, 2014

{{Book Review}} The Brickmaker's Bride

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 Review*
"The Brickmaker's Bride" is the first book that I have read by Judith Miller & boy am I glad I signed up to review this book! The characters are so vibrant and so detailed. It's really easy to pick the characters you want to root for while reading!

I have to be honest though, there were a few times that I felt like I was on a never ending winding road, not knowing what was on the next page...but that is what makes this book such a page turner. Once I got a few chapters into this book I could not put it down! I am hoping, that since this is the first book in this series we will see these characters again. I really want to know what happens to Kathleen. I know she has a story to tell. I would also LOVE to see someone, put Margaret Crothers in her place! And what about Hugh? Did he really changed, or is this just a scheme?

If you love books with characters that you can really relate to and characters that you love to hate, then this book is for you. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the next one!

I received this book free of charge from litfuse publicity in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.