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Review and Giveaway: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller June 5, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 8:08 pm
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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 and giveaway:

I haven’t had the chance to read anything by Judith until now. I was intrigued by the plot and setting of this book.

I have to say I will definitely be reading her books in the future. This book is rich in character development and the unique setting of a chapel train car.

I also appreciated that this story is so much centered around spreading the God News of Jesus Christ. That is difficult to do and still maintain an interesting plot and love story. But Judith managed to do it.

Hope is a determined young woman who won’t let anything stand in her way when it comes to sharing the good news. Luke is a wonderful hero who shows up always just in time.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. If you like historical romance I think you will like this one.

Visit Judith here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by June 19th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


17 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller”

  1. Trixi Says:

    I just got done reading this one, it was my “just for fun” book between review ones. I enjoyed this one as well. Never heard of a chapel car ministry before, definitely an interesting twist 🙂 Great review and I will share the giveaway on FB and Twitter. Obviously, I am not entering. 🙂

  2. Elly Says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book!
    Elly -Indiana-

  3. wendynewcomb Says:

    This cover grabbed my attention the minute I saw it, then i noticed the author and read the blurb and then knew i ‘must’ have it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  4. Love Judith’s books! Such an awesome writer! Would love to have this one to read!
    Blessings Joy
    ibjoy1953 at yahoo dot com

  5. Pam K. Says:

    I hadn’t heard of chapel cars before learning about this book. I always enjoy reading Judith Miller’s books; they are very well researched. Several years ago she came to meet with my book club. She’s a very nice lady. Thanks for the chance to win The Chapel Car Bride.

  6. Janet Estridge Says:

    We have a book in the church library that tells about the “chapel cars”. Looking forward to reading this book.

  7. Karen G. Says:

    Sounds really interesting. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  8. Merry Says:

    I love reading historicals and the chapel car story line sounds very intriguing and has caught my attention.

  9. pattymh2000 Says:

    I don’t think I’ve read anything by Judith either. It does look like she has been writing for a while, so not sure how I might have miss her because I love historical fiction!

  10. Melanie Backus Says:

    This one sounds like a winner and I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. carylkane Says:

    I’ve not yet had the pleasure of reading one of Judith Miller’s books. Sounds wonderful. Thank you for the chance.

  12. donnabrookmyer Says:

    I can hardly wait to read this! I love the cover. I hadn’t heard of there being chapel cars on the trains. It sounds very interesting to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I don’t have time to comment to each of you, but thanks so much commenting on this book 🙂

  14. This sounds like the perfect summer read — just lovely for sitting in the rocking chair, enjoying the book with a glass of sweet tea.

  15. Terrill R. Says:

    I’ve heard wonderful things about this book, as well as an interesting look at church in a railway car.

  16. lorsna Says:

    I also haven’t read anything of Judith’s before but this looks like such a good read. I love any book with a Christian base and some historical setting with clean romance thrown in!

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