Monday, August 31, 2015

The Potter's Lady - A Review

Published - August, 2015 Bethany House Publishers
Series - Refined by Love Book 2
Author - Judith Miller
Title - The Potter's Lady
Format - ebook, paper
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When Rose McKay learns that the brickyard her brother assists in running is no longer an opportunity for her brother, she talks him into investing into a pottery business. As a recent graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, Rose believes that she can make and design pieces that will sell well. She reconnects with Joshua Harkness, a young man whose family owns a pottery. As the McKays begin their venture into pottery, the workers are reluctant to make changes. Rylan Campbell feels that the new owners, the McKays, are decent people, and that the workers should give them a chance. He just wishes that Rose wouldn't insist on making changes so drastically. The McKay Pottery should be gaining business but instead they are losing it, and Rylan begins to suspect that Joshua is behind it. When an elite hotel announces a design contest, Rose and Rylan jump at the chance to represent McKay Pottery and to hopefully turn the company's fortune around. As they work together, they are drawn to the other. But how can a future between them be possible? And will their fledgling attraction withstand the competition?

I didn't read book one in this series. I've got it at home. I've just not read it yet. Thankfully, this isn't one that needs to be read in order. I was easily drawn into the story. I actually think I read this in a matter of hours.

While the romance development between Rylan and Rose was not as rich as in other books I've read, their character development was well done. I enjoyed getting to know them through the pages of the book.

I also enjoyed learning about pottery. I never knew that there was so much that went into the making of pottery. I think that the design contest was my favorite part of the entire book.

I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller, Jody Hedlund, historical fiction

Rating - 4 stars

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