The Potter's Lady


 I always love to read a new book by Judith Miller who has a wonderful way with words and features such interesting historical settings with well-rounded characters. “The Potter’s Lady” lived up to my expectations very well and kept me involved with the story until its very last page.

I enjoyed renewing my acquaintance with characters featured in “The Brickmaker’s Bride and learning more about what was happening in their lives, especially Ewan and Laura. I also appreciated the progression of the romance between Rose and Rylan plus the bit of mystery and intrigue that affected their lives. Historical facts about the pottery industry as well as descriptions of how the pottery was made gave the book even more authenticity. Although I pretty much guessed early on who was behind undermining their business, there were still enough surprises and drama to hold my interest.

“The Potter’s Lady” will join “The Brickmaker’s Bride on my keeper shelf. If you enjoy a good historical romance, both of these books should appeal to you.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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?

Read an excerpt from “The Potter’s Lady” HERE.


Judith MillerJudith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her family make their home in Topeka, Kansas. Learn more at