Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

This is a story about Hope Irvine and how she joins her father on his chapel car ministry to help the people in West Virginia. She plays the piano and teaches the children about the Bible while her father teaches the adults. She meets up with Luke who is anxious to learn about God and become a preacher himself. While the two of them work to improve the mining town they live in, they encounter various problems. But as they spend more time together their friendship deepens and is threatened by the mine owner's son. It is a story of growth and love and compassion.
For me, this story was a bit disappointing. While it was well written, it moved too slow for me. I felt like I was struggling to pick it back up and slog through to the end. I didn't feel a real connection to any of the characters. I liked them, but wasn't wanting to invite them to dinner. It was a nice story, just not a five star for me. I was asked for my honest opinion in exchange for a copy of the story.