The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller was a fun read. This is the first book by Judith Miller that I have read and I have to say that she is a great author. I can’t wait to check out more books by her in the future. In this book you follow along with Ewan as he tries to make money running a brick maker because that is what he did in Ireland. Even as he works so hard trying to get the business up and running his uncle spends time gambling and almost ruining it all. I love this book because it did have twists and turns but it also had parts that made me just laugh. This is a well rounded novel that I would recommend to anyone who loves historical romance books.
About The Book
Bestselling Author Judith Miller Debuts Historical Series Set in West Virginia
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.
About The Author
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.