Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Potter's Lady

The beginning of a new week.  I discovered yesterday afternoon that someone had hacked my email. They sent out some strange email to all the people in my address book.  I am so tired of hackers.  I have had them get into my bank account, my PayPal account, and now my email.  I have the latest virus and internet protection, but a determined hacker cannot be stopped (or so I am told).

The Potter’s Lady by Judith McCoy Miller (I have read all of her books) is an historical Christian novel.  Rose McKay has just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.   Rose enjoyed the education but not the bullying, teasing, and pranks from her fellow classmates because she is of Irish descent.  Her brother, Ewan is looking for a new business venture and is trying to decide between two companies.  One is a brickworks which is familiar to Ewan (he worked in a brickworks company with his Uncle Hugh) or a pottery business.  Rose is excited when Ewan picks the pottery business.  Rose is hoping to use her design skills to help make the company successful.

Rylan Campbell is the right-hand man to the former owner.  Ewan keeps him on for his expertise.  Rose and Rylan clash at the beginning of the venture.  Rose has many new ideas for the pottery and does not let any moss grow under feet as she tries to implement them.  Rose is being courted by Joshua Harkness, whose family owns Harkness Pottery Works.  Joshua is currently running the operation, but this is only a stepping stone on his way to the top.   Rose is unimpressed of the tour of his operations and she hopes to convince him to change his way (money is more important to Joshua).  As Ewan and Rylan go about increasing business, they are submitting bids to many companies.  They keep getting turned down for the bigger jobs.  They cannot figure out how they are being outbid.  When Rose hears about a pottery competition, she knows that this will help save their business venture.  Rose and Rylan will need to work together to make the best presentation.  If they win the competition, they will get a big contract.  But someone is out to make sure that they do not win.  Who is behind their lost bids?  Will Rose and Rylan be able to solve the mystery in time?

The Potter’s Lady was a good book.  I liked the story.  I found Rose a little naïve and Rylan a wee bit weak.  I give The Potter’s Lady 4 out of 5 stars.  It was interesting to read about the pottery industry.  I have always enjoyed seeing how pottery items are made or produced.  The Potter's Lady is a nice, easy book to read on a Saturday afternoon.  

I received a complimentary copy of The Potter’s Lady from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

I am currently reading a charming book Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron.  Have a nice, relaxing afternoon and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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