Book Review-The Potter’s Lady

15 Dec

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The Potter’s Lady is the second book in the Refined by Love series by Judith Miller.  It takes place in rural Virginia in the late 1800s and continues the story of the McKay family.
As the book begins, Rose McKay has just graduated from design school, and convinces her family to invest in a pottery.  No one in the family has ever owned a pottery before, but Rose is convinced her design experience will help to make the business a success.
Meanwhile, Rylan Campbell has only ever known the pottery.  He began working there at only 13, and the owner is the father he never had.  When the pottery is sold to the McKays, everything starts to change-and Rylan isn’t sure it’s for the better.  Regardless, he is determined to help the McKays make the pottery a success.
When the pottery mysteriously begins to lose contracts, and is unable to gain new ones, Rylan and Rose set out to win a design contest that will solve the company’s money woes.
Will they be able to save the business, and is someone trying to sabotage all their hard work?
My Thoughts:  I liked this book.  It is well-written, has an interesting story line, and well-developed characters.  I did not read the first book, and although it would have been nice for more background, it wasn’t necessary for this story.  If you enjoy historical fiction with a little romance, this is a fun, easy read.  The only thing I would have wished for would have been some type of epilogue.  I spent so much time waiting for the good guys to figure out the bad guys, it would have been nice to hear what happened “after the story” as it were.  Otherwise, this was a good book, and I recommend it!
As always, thanks to Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for my unbiased review.

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