Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Brickmaker's Bride - Fiction, Historical Christian

The Brickmaker’s Bride
By Judith Miller

Ewan McKay is excited to start a new life in America and eager to earn the partnership his uncle has promised him in their new brickyard business.  Ewan is also anxious to bring his sisters over from Ireland so he can be the proper caretaker that they need.  But, Ewan’s uncle has a propensity for making poor decisions with money – including gambling and catering to his wife’s every fancy as she strives to fit into proper society.  When his uncle puts their livelihood at stake in a bad business deal, Ewan feels that his hopes for a new start in America are at an end.  The one person who might be able to salvage the business is the former brickyard owner’s daughter who has spent much time trying to help Ewan get the brickyard running and profitable.  Can the beautiful Laura Woodfield help Ewan save the brickyard, and can he win her heart in the process?

I have enjoyed many books by Judith Miller, and this was no exception.  The characters were well sketched.  Ewan seemed to be a man of great character stuck in a bad situation.  We can see how his faith carries him through the hardships he encounters.  I thought the book was well written and engaging.  Overall I give it an A – another good clean Christian fiction read.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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