A Hidden Truth by Judith Miller

9780764210006

About

In the closed communities of the Amana Colonies, hidden truths are about to change everything for two young women….
East Amana, Iowa
1892

When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she’ll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She’ll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock–or in divulging why he’s suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina’s family?

Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up. But when Dovie begins to ask questions about her mother’s past, no one seems willing to reveal anything, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Will the answers she finds spell disaster for her future plans and the longings of her heart?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This book was different than any I’ve read because it is about about the Amana Colonies, and I’ve never read anything about this group of people. The information on the  culture of the Amana Colonies was interesting, and I enjoyed this historical setting and reading about the way they lived in the late 1800’s. The characters were are interesting and realistic and entertaining. The calm and simple living of the Amana people was refreshing and heartwarming. I have read many of Judith Miller’s books, and have enjoyed each one I’ve read, and I look forward to more books from this author!
I received this book from the publisher Bethany House to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

THE AUTHOR

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller

Judith Miller (www.judithmccoymiller.com) is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judith and her family make their home in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Litfuse Presents….The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller

Litfuse Presents….

The Brickmaker’s Bride

by Judith Miller

The Brickmaker’s BrideThe Brickmaker’s Bride

Bestselling Author Judith Miller Debuts Historical Series Set in West Virginia

Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, but it’s Ewan who gets the business up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner’s daughter, and he feels a connection with her, but she’s being courted by another man–a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Besides, Ewan has resolved he’ll focus on making the brickmaking operation enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Scotland.

But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan’s hard work may come to naught. As his plans begin to crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. She and her mother may have a way to save the brickworks, and in turn Ewan may have another shot at winning Laura’s heart.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Judith’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 When Hugh and his wife decides to move to West Virginia and find a brickmaking business, Ewan McKay decides to travels with them from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. But Uncle Hugh wasn’t the best business man, and he had more fun in the bars drinking and gambling that he did working. So, that’s what he did, when he could keep his wife from finding out. Another thing was that Uncle Hugh never read a contract before he signed it, and he had more trouble than he bargained for when he didn’t properly read the contract he signed for the new brickyard. Of course Ewan had to deal with all of the trouble. But that wasn’t so bad because he had the lovely Laura, the former owners beautiful daughter to work with. Laura had promised to help with the book keeping since that is what she did for her dad’s business. But then Laura and Ewan couldn’t deny the attraction between the two of them, and how would his work out with Uncle Hugh?

This is the first Judith Miller book I have read in a while, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this story. Its not a fast pace story that keeps you on the edge of your seats, but it is a fun, relaxing, enjoyable story that you just can’t put down. I kept getting so frustrated at Hugh’s ornery wife, she was just a pain to read about, and Hugh was as well most of the time. I was hoping Ewan would end up with the brick business, but maybe that will happen in another book!?! And Ewan and Laura was just suppose to be together, no matter there social standing! I loved this story and I encourage you to pick up your copy to enjoy as well!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas

A Hidden Truth…….by Judith Miller

A Hidden Truth

by Judith Miller

9780764210006

About This Book
In the closed communities of the Amana Colonies, hidden truths are about to change everything for two young women….

 

East Amana, Iowa
1892

 

When Karlina Richter discovers that a new shepherd will be sent to her village, she fears she’ll no longer be allowed to help her father with the sheep. She’ll be relegated back to kitchen work, stuck inside all day. Her fears increase when the new shepherd shows little interest in the flock–or in divulging why he’s suddenly been sent to East. Is he keeping secrets that will impact Karlina’s family?

 

Dovie Cates visits the Amana Colonies to learn more about the place where her mother grew up. But when Dovie begins to ask questions about her mother’s past, no one seems willing to reveal anything, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Will the answers she finds spell disaster for her future plans and the longings of her heart?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This book was different than any I’ve read because it is about about the Amana Colonies, and I’ve never read anything about this group of people. The information on the  culture of the Amana Colonies was interesting, and I enjoyed this historical setting and reading about the way they lived in the late 1800’s. The characters were are interesting and realistic and entertaining. The calm and simple living of the Amana people was refreshing and heartwarming. I have read many of Judith Miller’s books, and have enjoyed each one I’ve read, and I look forward to more books from this author!
I received this book from the publisher Bethany House to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
Judith Miller

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her Web site atwww.judithmccoymiller.com.

Barbour Publishing presents…A Patchwork Christmas Collection

A Patchwork Christmas Collection

By:
Judith Miller
Stephanie Grace Whitson
Nancy Moser

ABOUT THIS BOOK AND MY THOUGHTS

 

 

A Patchwork Christmas Collection

Three Christmas Stories by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser and Stephanie Grace Whitson

In A Patchwork Christmas Collection, we have three Christmas stories in one beautiful book, from three very well know, gifted authors. And not only do we get three wonderful stories to read, this book gives a few bonuses. After each story, there are mouthwatering recipes that you’ve read about in the stories. And that’s not all. At the end of each story you will also find a craft pattern with instructions to make, an item that has something to do with the story as well.

 

Here are the three stories in this book and a little about them:

 Seems Like Love, By: Judith Miller

Karla Stuke’s faith in men and any hope for marriage and children has been destroyed, that is until the new pharmacist arrives in town.

 

A Patchwork Love, By: Stephanie Grace Whitson

Jane McClure is headed west to marry a prosperous businessman she hardly knows to give her daughter a better life, but is stranded by a snowstorm. Will her chance at helping her daughter slip away?

 

The Bridal Quilt, By: Nancy Moser

Ada, a wealthy ingénue causes grave injury to a poor man who protects a street urchin from a rearing horse. Bringing him home, she discovers he is someone she once considered quite a catch. Can she give up everything to love him?

Join each of these ladies on their journey of romance and love, through difficulties, changing their lives and patching up relationships, as they find their place in life. I thoroughly enjoyed these historical stories, all set in the late 1800’s. All three authors created realistic characters and a plot that develops well throughout the story, very well keeping my attention. I love Christmas stories, and will probably be reading these stories again during the Holiday Season.

And not only the stories drew me to this book, the beauty of it is amazing. The cover is beautiful and festive and I love the snow covered inside of the front and back covers. And I especially like the ragged edges of the pages, making this book a wonderful gift for the special reader in your life. You can’t go wrong with this book, so grab a copy to read and enjoy, and pass it on to someone for a special gift.

Thanks to Barbour Books for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JUDITH MCCOY MILLER is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, many of which have appeared on the CBA bestseller lists. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two-time Christy finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in southeast Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty–her motorcycle–all rank high on her list of “favorite things.”

 

 

 

 

Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty novels that focus on the characters discovering their unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories.

CFBA Blog Tour…To Have and to Hold..by:Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller

CFBA Blog Tour…To Have and to Hold..by:Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing To Have and to Hold Bethany House (September 1, 2011) by Tracie Peterson
and

Judith Miller

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels. She received her first book contract in November, 1992 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row. In 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests. Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max.

Judith Miller’s first novel, Threads of Love, was conceived when she was commuting sixty miles to work each day. She wanted to tell the story of a pioneer girl coming to Kansas and the faith that sustained her as she adjusted to a new life. Through a co-worker, she was directed to Tracie Peterson who, at that time, worked down the hall from her. Having never met Tracie, Judith was totally unaware of her writing career, but God intervened. The rest is, as they say, history. Since that first encounter many years ago, Judith has been blessed with the publication of numerous books, novellas and a juvenile fiction book. Joyously, she and Tracie had the opportunity to develop a blessed friendship. In fact, they have co-authored several series together, including The Bells of Lowell, the Lights of Lowell and The Broadmoor Legacy.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When Audrey Cunningham’s father proposes that they move to Bridal Veil Island, where he grew up, she agrees, thinking this will help keep him sober and close to God. But they arrive to find wealthy investors buying up land to build a grand resort on the secluded island–and they want the Cunninghams’ acreage.

Contractor Marshall Graham can’t imagine why the former drinking buddy of his deceased father would beckon him to Bridal Veil Island. And when Boyd Cunningham asks him to watch over Audrey, Marshall is even more confused. He has no desire to be saddled with caring for this fiery young woman who is openly hostile toward him. But when Audrey seems to be falling for another man–one who has two little girls Audrey adores–Marshall realizes she holds more of his heart than he realized. Which man will Audrey choose? And can she hold on to her ancestral property in the face of overwhelming odds?

If you would like to read the first chapter of To Have and to Hold, go HERE.

My Review
Will post review later. Had extensive dental surgery today and need to rest. Still reading this book and it is wonderful!! Love it!

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