Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with another book review, and this time its The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller. This book begins the story of Ewan McKay, a quiet, peace-minded, Godly young man from Ireland, and Laura Woodfield, a well bred, mannerly young woman raised in society, but grounded in practicality through work in her father’s West Virginia brickyard mercantile. The families of both young people contribute to a colorful cast of characters that keep the book lively.
With the economy still struggling during the post Civil War era of 1868, the Woodfields have been trying to sell the family brickyard after Mr. Woodfield’s death. Prospective buyers arrive from Ireland to look at the brickyard thanks to the work of Winston Hawkins, a local attorney and aspiring politician. The story unfolds as Hugh Crothers, Ewan’s uncle, proposes to buy the brickyard and build a promising business in the war ravaged economy. Hugh has promised Ewan a partnership in the business in return for getting the business up and running and making it profitable.
The story follows Ewan and Laura and their families, and many of their friends, through the trials and tribulations of the brickyard and the surrounding community affected by the business. The historical detail regarding the process of brick making was very interesting. A delightful story that offers a good mix of historical fiction, drama, and romance while being grounded in essential, life-affirming Christian values!
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