When Rose McKay convinces her brother, Ewan, to invest in a pottery business, she's determined to assist him in making the venture a success. Having just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she believes she can design pieces that will sell well. Read more...
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When Rose McKay convinces her brother, Ewan, to invest in a pottery business, she's determined to assist him in making the venture a success. Having just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she believes she can design pieces that will sell well. In her efforts to help the pottery flourish, Rose reconnects with Joshua Harkness, who oversees his own family's pottery works in a nearby town.
Rylan Campbell has never liked change, but the new owners of the pottery seem to be the decent sort. He just wishes Rose wouldn't insist on cleaning and moving everything. But when McKay Pottery starts losing business to the Harkness company, Rylan realizes Joshua might be taking advantage of Rose.
Then Franklin Hotels announces a design contest. Winning the Franklin contract would be exactly the boost McKay Pottery needs, so Rose and Rylan work closely together to create something magnificent. With Joshua's company as their main competition, can Rylan convince Rose her trust in Joshua may be misplaced?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Miller (A Shining Light) crafts a touching, realistic romance that explores how in-house affections can work toward the good of a company. Rose McKay, motivated by feelings of responsibility, is determined to help her brother grow his newly purchased pottery into a successful business. One of his new employees, Ryland Campbell, is relieved to keep his job at the pottery but unsure of what the future holds as his feelings grow for Rose. She's headstrong, but her determination to help her brother inspires admiration; Ryland is endearing and his reluctance to change feels natural. A host of secondary characters balances out the lively cast. The story is billed as a romance, but the relationship between Rose and Ryland is overshadowed by their attempts to save the pottery. Even though the ending is predictableand is even hinted at by Miller early onthe lifelike portrayal of relationship and business struggles will please fans of Millers and newcomers alike. (Aug.)