Monday, October 13, 2014

REVIEW: The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller

REVIEW: The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller

{About the Book}

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.

{My Review}

Rating: 3.5 stars!!

To be perfectly honest, The Brickmaker's Bride was a little bit of a disappointment. It wasn't what I had hoped it would be for me. There's a love triangle, which already bugs me in of itself, but it wasn't done that well. Although the characters were pretty rich and flawed. I got bored quite a few times waiting for things to start happening, so I ended up skimming through a lot of pages. The romance between Ewan and Laura didn't begin until almost the the end of the story. It wasn't for me obviously.

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