“The Potter’s Lady” Book Review

Sep 7, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Judith Miller’s newest release, The Potter’s Lady, the second book in her “Refined by Love” series. 


As is my custom, if I could ask Judith one question about The Potter’s Lady it would be — “What inspired you to write about the different industries in West Virginia?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

When Rose McKay convinces her brother, Ewan, to invest in a pottery business, she’s determined to assist him in making the venture a success. Having just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she believes she can design pieces that will sell well. In her efforts to help the pottery flourish, Rose reconnects with Joshua Harkness, who oversees his own family’s pottery works in a nearby town.

Rylan Campbell has never liked change, but the new owners of the pottery seem to be the decent sort. He just wishes Rose wouldn’t insist on cleaning and moving everything. But when McKay Pottery starts losing business to the Harkness company, Rylan realizes Joshua might be taking advantage of Rose.

Then Franklin Hotels announces a design contest. Winning the Franklin contract would be exactly the boost McKay Pottery needs, so Rose and Rylan work closely together to create something magnificent. With Joshua’s company as their main competition, can Rylan convince Rose her trust in Joshua may be misplaced?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


Another show-stopper from Judith Miller! After reading The Brickmaker’s Bride, I was thrilled that The Potter’s Lady was about Ewan McKay’s younger sister Rose. Born into a poor family, Rose now grows up in a family of means, but that doesn’t mean she is immune to working hard.

Rose is a sweet, headstrong girl. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to put her all into making it happen. She believes she may be in love with Joshua, but then Rylan appears. Though the two argue often, Rylan and Rose begin to form a friendship when Ewan forces them to work together.

Overall, I loved this book. I loved the pottery aspect, the relationship between Rose and her family, and Rose and Rylan. Rose truly learned to rely on Rylan’s faith and claim it for her own instead of worrying all the time what might happen.


Other books by Judith I will read next:

The Carousel Painter

In the Company of Secrets (Postcards from Pullman Series #1)

Whispers Along the Rails (Postcards from Pullman Book #2)

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