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 is the second book in the "Refined By Love," series. I reviewed the first book, "The Brickmaker's Bride," here. For some reason I thought this would be a very "light" book with not much to keep my attention, but I was proved totally wrong. There is more to this book than meets the eye. It has a "deeper" side to it and due to strange things that keep happening you need to know what will happen next.
Although this book is part of a series, it is an excellent stand alone book also; meaning you don't have to read the first one to enjoy the second one. A lot of the characters from the first book appear in the second though, so it wouldn't hurt to read the first one. You will not be surprised at the ending, but a good book all the same.
Stars out of 5 : 4 A very easy read and one that kept my attention. Well worth reading and it will fill a couple of afternoons for you.
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