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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller Review

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The Chapel Car Bride
by Judith Miller

About This Book:

After a sheltered life in Pittsburgh, Hope Irvine is ready for a new adventure. When her father takes a position as a preacher in a railroad car converted into a traveling church, she's thrilled at the chance to accompany him. While accommodations in their new chapel car home are tight, Hope couldn't be happier putting her musical skills to good use and ministering to the people of West Virginia alongside her father. But when their chapel car arrives in Finch, West Virginia, they find a coal mining community that has hit hard times and is suspicious of outsiders.

Luke Hughes works for the coal mine when he can, but the struggling company doesn't always offer steady work. When Reverend Irvine and Hope arrive in town, Luke is intrigued by what the reverend can teach him--and by the lovely and kind Hope.

When Hope's desire to bring supplies and Sunday school classes to neighboring counties leads to her traveling with a flirtatious young mine manager, Luke is hard-pressed to suppress his jealousy. But when he begins to suspect the manager's motives are less than charitable, can he prove it without hurting Hope, or worse, putting her in danger?

My Thoughts on This Book:

Hope travels with her father in a chapel car on the railroad line to find them in Finch. A mining town where they settle down while waiting for a church to be built. During their stay she makes a friend from a gentleman working the local mine named Luke. A faithful man wanting nothing more than to look out for Hope, to keep her safe and hopefully some day call her his own.

The mining companies son shows up and causes trouble with the residence of Finch. Will his troubled life come to light or will his secrets stay hidden and show negative results to Hope and all those that live in the small mining town?

This book brings you to the past where folks struggled living in a dirty mining town, making ends meet in a company owned home and where food and supplies must be purchased through the company. Will a Union help the conditions of the mine and the families that live there or will things continue to get worse because the owners want a profit and anyone's expense...

Great read and Judith did a wonderful job showing us the characters of this story. Look forward to reading the next book by Mrs. Miller!

Judith Miller

Judith 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 Kansas. Learn more at

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

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