May. 1, 2017

The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

**** 4 stars

Captures the Flavor of Coal Mining Appalachia in Ealy 1900s

Once again, Judith Miller takes the reader to historic West Virginia. This time, The Chapel Car Bride tells of a young woman,Hope Irvine, who accompanies her father to minister in "the chapel car" of a train as they travel to the coal mining town of Finch.

I loved the character of Luke. He is so kind, committed to his family to a fault, eager to learn about the Lord. 

I also loved the character of Kirby, or rather, his characterization. While being very arrogant and lazy, and a person to twist reality, it was very easy to imagine him. 

Miller well-describes the economy and attitudes of the hill people. She truly captures the flavor of coal mining Appalachia in the early 20th century. 

I gratefully received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am voluntarily leaving a review and all opinions are my own.