THE POTTER'S LADY
In the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, Rose McKay seeks a measure of success--in business and in love.
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 Hotels 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?
This second book in the Refined by Love series is as fantastic as the first (The Brickmaker's Bride.) A rich read full of history and the everyday struggles of the human condition. Miller has an exceptional talent when it comes to characterization and it wasn't long before I became invested in Rose and Rylan's story...so much so that I was guilty of reading past bedtime! Such a wickedly delicious thing to do on occasion!
And it's not only the hero and heroine who caught my attention -- the secondary characters were pretty unforgettable as well. Loved being reunited with the rest of the McKay family -- especially getting a glimpse into the married life of Ewan and Laura!
But there's treachery afoot as well -- brought about by the most despicable characters you will ever have the misfortune of meeting within the pages of a book. Gah! But they made my blood boil with all their conniving and manipulating! And added a whole new dimension to the plot.
An utterly compelling read...and I think the Refined by Love series might just be my favourite Miller series yet.
Oh -- you don't have to read The Brickmaker's Wife in order to enjoy this one but there is some carry over with the McKay family and their brickmaking business that follows through in this book.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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