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Chapel Car Bride

June 8, 2017
The Chapel Car Bride Book Cover The Chapel Car Bride
Judith Miller
Historical Fiction
Bethany House Publishers
April 4, 2017

Description of The Chapel Car Bride

Intriguing Glimpse into the Past by Bestselling Historical Author Judith Miller

With her penchant for seeing the best in everyone, Hope Irvine sees a world full of good people in hard places. When her father accepts a position traveling in a chapel car as an on-the-rail missionary, she is determined to join him in his efforts and put her musical skills to good use by serving the mining families of West Virginia, saving their souls, and bettering their lives.

Luke Hughes shares Hope’s love of music and her love of God, but as a poor miner he knows he can offer her no future. Still, the notes she sings resonate in his heart. When she begins to travel with a young mine manager to neighboring counties, Luke can hardly suppress his jealousy. It isn’t until he begins to suspect these missions of mercy might be the mine manager’s cover for illegal purposes, though, that Luke feels justified in speaking up. But how can he discover the truth without hurting Hope or, worse, putting her in danger?

My review of The Chapel Car Bride

I’d never heard of a Chapel Car before. I was intrigued by the concept of a traveling preacher who lived in a railroad car and took the church to the people.

The setting was the perfect place for this to work. A mining town where they could place the railroad car containing the church on an unused spur of track and the townspeople could attend church.

The plot could have moved at a little faster pace for me but had enough plot twists to keep me turning the page.

I liked this story and would recommend it to friends.

If you pick up a copy let me know what you think about it.


About the author

Judith is an award winning and best-selling author of historical fiction for Bethany House Publishers. With a love of history, a dash of romance and a touch of mystery, Judith transports her readers to another time and place. Her passion for history and love of God keep her inspired. Judith and her husband are empty-nesters who live in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Judy blogs with four other historical novelists at




About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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