Unfortunately for me, October seems to be the month that historical fiction is letting me down. I feel like I’ve read more novels that have been let downs for me. On the other hand, the suspense novels I’ve picked up are great! Good thing I still have a few of those planned.
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**I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review**
I had a lot of high hopes for this novel. I really enjoy books that have something unique about their settings and storylines, and this one incorporates a brickyard. I can’t think of any other novels with a feature like that. Not to mention, I also found this cover beautiful.
However, I also found that I kept struggling to want to pick this book back up every time I set it down. I just didn’t really care what happened next. The characters just never quite felt like people I could connect to and the story felt like it moved quite slow. Ewan’s uncle and the lawyer Winston on the book both just kind of got onto my nerves.
There also wasn’t quite enough in the storyline to make me want to keep reading. There would be a scene here or there, but it always seemed like a little thing that was quickly resolved. Then it would be awhile before something would gain my interest yet again.
I hope that someday, I might decide to pick this book up again and try it. Until this one, I have enjoyed a number of novels that Judith Miller had written or co-written. This one just felt like a let-down.
I would love to hear from you! What books have disappointed you?
For more on the author or this book, please check out the following links:
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- Check out The Brickmaker’s Bride on Amazon
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