Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Review-The Potter's Lady by Judith Miller

The Potter’s Lady
By:  Judith Miller
Publisher:  Bethany House

The McKay family has been in the brick-making business for years, but when Ewan’s aunt closes that door by hiring an outsider, his sister, Rose McKay, convinces him to buy a pottery factory.  Since she has just recently graduated from Philadelphia School of Design for Women and is positive she can help him make the business a success, provided she can convince him to let her…and she is determined to see that he does just that. 

In society circles Rose is considered a wall-flower; however upon her graduation her family gives a huge party and invites Joshua Harkness.  Their intention is for Rose and Joshua to become an item.   When Rose learns his family owns a pottery business she convinces him to let her tour his factory.  He is determined to become more than a friend and business acquaintance, but Rose is not so sure.

When the McKay’s take over their new business it comes with second in command Rylan Campbell who knows the business from the ground up, however he is not in favor of change, so when Rose begins to clean the place of and make safer working conditions for the employees, he is not the least bit excited about it. Little by little he realizes these changes will be made and convinces the workers to go along with Rose’s plans.  He also begins to realize that Joshua may be taking advantage of Rose because suddenly they are losing contracts to  Joshua’s business…Something just doesn’t add up…

You can never go wrong with reading a Judith Miller book.  This book captured my heart from the first page and kept my attention until the end.  I couldn’t put it down so I read it in one day.  The characters are well developed and their situations so real you feel you are part of them.  I felt Rose’s humiliation as she suffered through the horrible pranks her classmates would do to her, and the pain as she learned a family member would betray her family, after they had given her a job and a home.  In the end Rose’s kindness and her faith prevailed.  This book is filled with compassion, love, forgiveness and lots of inspiration.  I highly recommend this book…it is a great “pick-me-upper”!

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Bethany House, through Bethany House blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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