Tag Archive | Judith Miller

The Potter’s Lady by Judith Miller

The Potter's Lady“When Rose McKay convinces her brother, Ewan, to invest in a pottery business, she’s determined to assist him in making the endeavor a success. A recent graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she believes she can design pieces that will sell well. Rose also reconnects with Joshua Harkness, who oversees his own family’s pottery works and promises to help her. Rylan Campbell has never liked change, but the new owners of the pottery seem to be decent folks. He just wishes Rose wouldn’t insist on changing the way they do things. Then McKay Pottery begins to lose business to the Harkness company, and Rylan suspects Joshua may be secretly taking advantage of Rose. When Franklin Hotel announces a design contest, it could be the opportunity McKay Pottery needs to achieve recognition and clients. Rose and Rylan work together to create something magnificent. With Joshua’s company as their main rival, can Rylan convince Rose her trust in Joshua may spell ruin for them all?”

The Potter’s Lady is the second novel in the Refined By Love series. Continue reading

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The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller

Brickmaker's Bride“Ewan McKay has immigrated to West Virginia with his aunt and uncle, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial help. Uncle Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, and it’s Ewan’s job to get the company up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner’s daughter, and he quickly feels a connection with her, but she’s being courted by another man – a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Resolving that he’ll make the brickworks enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Ireland, Ewan pours all his energy into the new job. But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan’s hard work is put in jeopardy. As his hopes for the future crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. Can she help him save the brickworks, and will Ewan finally get a shot at winning her heart?”

The Brickmaker’s Bride is the first novel in the Refined by Love series. I really enjoyed reading this novel. Continue reading

A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

a surrendered heart“When cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortune, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease. However, much more than Amanda’s health hangs in the balance. Mishandling of the family fortune threatens to leave the Broadmoor family penniless – and even willing to sacrifice Amanda’s future. Will she be forced to marry a man she disdains in order to save the Broadmoor Legacy?”

A Surrendered Heart is the third, and final, novel in The Broadmoor Legacy trilogy. I thought that the ending to this series was absolutely perfect. If you’ve read the first two novels in this trilogy then you’ll know that the previous two books ended abruptly in a way. The problems and dilemma’s that the Broadmoor cousins faced weren’t resolved by the end in each book. Continue reading

An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

an unex“Sophie Broadmoor adores fancy balls, beautiful gowns, and expensive jewelry. Indeed, she enjoys everything the Broadmoor wealth provides and has earned a reputation as the wildest of the Broadmoor cousins. During a trip to England, she falls head over heels for Wesley Hedrick, a wealthy widower who promises her the world. But Wesley’s promises never seem to come true, and soon Sophie finds herself in a very compromising situation. Why does it have to be Paul Medford, the young minister working with her father, who shows up during her worst moment? Paul is full of promises, too – and it’s clear that he has feelings for Sophie. But after all she’s been through, dare she trust him?”

Just as usual, Tracie Peterson has gone above and beyond in obtaining her readers attention with her writing. This book, the second novel in The Broadmoor Legacy trilogy, is as fascinating as the first novel. If you’ve read the first novel then you are most likely familiar with Sophie’s personality and socially unacceptable behavior. Continue reading

A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

a daughter's inheritance“Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the terms of his will just might destroy their bond. Seventeen-year-old Fanny has never put much stock in the conventions of society, In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family boat-keeper. But when she receives a surprising inheritance, she discovers just how oppressive society can be.. and that she may be trusting the wrong people. Dare she follow her heart and risk going against her family? What if she loses everything she’s ever known? It all comes down to one choice: What does Fanny Broadmoor want her legacy to be?”

One thing’s for sure, Fanny does not want the legacy that her Uncle Jonas wants for her. This is the first novel in “The Broadmoor Legacy” trilogy. It is a great novel with an excellent start to the trilogy. I found the first few chapters full of sorrow, but they do set the scene and everything else for the rest of the book. The island that her family vacations at every year sounded like a fairy tale destination: gorgeous scenery, lovely castle, and beautiful attire for the females. Who wouldn’t want to stay there? Continue reading