I love books that take me back to another era. Judith has written a masterful story about a young woman named Rose during the late 1800's. She is excited to have graduated from design school and has chosen to return home to be with her brother Ewan and his family . Rose discovers on their travel that Ewan has decided to buy a business. Once the decision is made to purchase the pottery place, the family is excited and is convinced that Rose will be a great asset to the company. With her design skills they know the will succeed.
But alas, the best laid plan don't always turn out the way we hope. The story is filled with struggles, trying to start up a thriving company and betrayal from people who they thought were trustworthy. Some people get Freddy and try to destroy their business. As it feels like the company is going under an opportunity arises that could save everything. They must stand strong and fight for their right to have a business that prospers. The characters are well developed . Rose will find herself having to work very closely with someone in order for this opportunity to be successful. Will there be a spark of romance between her and the employee she must work beside?
The story flows at a nice pace with life lessons for some. Is money the way to happiness? Will Rose find her true calling? Can God fulfill their needs and help them find contentment ? The author does an amazing job of taking readers back to a simpler life as she breathes the freshness of a time period of long ago through descriptive words. She captures the era with an easy flow of words that paint a picture of a relaxed time and a story that captures the heart of a young woman who believes in herself. I enjoyed the story and I was sad it ended. It was such a heartfelt story thst I felt a peace surround me as the last word was read.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for an honest review.