Friday, August 12, 2016

Book Review and Paperback Giveaway: "The Artisan's Wife," by Judith Miller


About the book:
Ainslee McKay's world is upended when her twin sister secretly elopes and leaves Ainslee alone to move to Weston, West Virginia, to fulfill their obligation at the McKay family's new tile works. While her brother, Ewan, agrees to travel with her and help her learn the ropes, she still intends to sell this business she no longer wants if a buyer can be found.

When the talented Levi Judson arrives to show Ainslee his designs for new tiles, she's impressed by his skill and passion for the business but feels she must keep her true plans for the business a secret from him.

And though Levi hopes for a long, successful career at McKay Tile Works, he's hiding his true reason for coming to Weston. Can the growing feelings between them survive if the truth comes to light -- or is a future together as uncertain as the future of the tile works itself?

My thoughts:
This is a great choice for fans of historical fiction. Unlike most women of her time, Ainslee is running a business and trying to earn respect from the men who work at her family's tile company. At first, she lacks confidence in her abilities, but that changes as she realizes she's more than competent at her job. She also finds romance with a talented tile designer. Ainslee and Levi find common ground in their faith and love of family. This was a satisfying and enjoyable read.

About the author:
Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.



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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through Bethany House to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will earn a small commission on purchases made through this link.

39 comments:

  1. I like the immigrant brides collection. Thank you

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  2. Vera Wilson said

    I would like to read Mail Order Marriage.

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  3. I would like to read A Hidden Truth or any of her Christmas books.

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  4. I like Mail Order Marriage. It's always interesting to read about those situations...mail order brides. Love Judith Miller's books!

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  5. The Brickmakers Bride is the one I would want to read as it is the first in a series I have not yet read

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  6. This book sounds like it be a great read

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  7. I would love to read The Brickmakers Bride
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  8. I would love to read The Pattern of Her Heart

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  9. I'd love to read The Brickmaker's Bride.

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  10. I would like to read The Postcards from Pullman series. That sounds like such an interesting time in history. I really enjoy historical fiction.

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  11. A Patchwork Christmas sounds like a good read.

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  12. Mail order marriage sounds good.

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  13. I'd also like to read China Tapestry

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  14. I would like to start with The Brickmaker's Bride.

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  15. They all look really good but maybe first would be The Chapel Car Bride.

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  16. This looks like an interesting read.

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  17. I would also love to read her book Mail Order Marriage!

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  18. I'd like to read the Chapel car Bride.
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  19. I would love to read the Immigrant Brides Collection.

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  20. I'd like to read A Basket Brigade Christmas.

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  21. I would like to read this book!
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  22. The Brickmakers Bride looks good too

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  23. I like the immigrant brides collection.

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  24. I would like to read threads of love.

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  25. I would like to read A Hidden Truth.

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  26. The Brickmaker's Bride also looks good.

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  27. I WOULD LIKE TO READ A HIDDEN TRUTH

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  28. I'd also like to read A Potter's Lady.

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  29. I'd like to read Mail Order Marriage.

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  30. I'd love to read Mail Order Mariage. SOunds fun

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  31. Check out Judith Miller's other books here, and then leave a comment on this blog post sharing which other book of hers you'd love to read!

    American Dream

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  32. I'd also love to read the Mail Order Marriage.

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  33. I would like to read The Chapel Car Bride.

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