Friday, October 31, 2014

The Brickmaker's Bride

 The Brickmaker's Bride
Refined by Love Book 1
Judith Miller
Ewan and his Uncle have immigrated to America to start their own brick company. They end up purchasing one in West Virginia. The former owner had passed away and his wife and daughter can't handle the operations by themselves. The daughter, Laura, agrees to help out until the two men can get the business going. But Uncle Hugh isn't exactly the best business man and almost takes the company down. Ewan and Laura must scramble to save the brick company that they both love.

I am always excited and a bit apprehensive to try a new author. The plot was well written and thought out. The characters were relatable and had depth. I liked the imagery and the way the author used the emotions with the characters to tell the story. My negatives would be how quickly Ewan seemed to fall in love with the female protagonist. Several of the secondary characters were cruel, selfish, and annoying. Unfortunately this set the tone for much of the story. I would have preferred to have a lighter tone to a romance. Also the book seemed to have more details than I was use to. This, for me, made the book a bit slow in the beginning. But about half way through the plot picked up, the amount of details lessened, and I was engaged. In summery, I enjoyed this story. I will definitely be checking out other books by this author.

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

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