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.