Review: The Miner’s Lady
I was recently asked to review The Miner’s Lady (#3 of the Land of Shining Water series) by Tracie Peterson. First off, I’m very familiar with her work so to have this book come available, I was thrilled!!
Here is the info from the back cover:
When Chantel Panetta’s younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Calarco, Chantel knows there is no hope. The Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades, and young love cannot heal the deep wounds between the two iron-mining families. Yet, unable to resist Isabella’s pleas, Chantel agrees to help her sister spend time with Orlando…only to have a run-in with Dante, Orlando’s brother.
Chantel can’t deny the attraction that flares when she’s with Dante. But when a tragedy occurs at the mine, is there any hope that the hatred that has simmered between these two families might be resolved? Or will Chantel and Isabella’s hope for love be buried amidst decades of misunderstanding?
Talk about your stereotypical “star crossed lovers” who you can’t help but want to see wind up together forever!! Despite the challenges they face (mining accidents, harsh winters, and the loud Italian immigrant heritage) I found myself cheering them on from the moment they were pushed together by fate. An older sister agrees to run interference for her younger sister who has fallen in love with a forbidden young man from another local family…only to fall for the older brother of the young man herself!
This wonderful story has plenty of details about frontier life and definitely runs with a Christian theme from start to finish without being preachy about it. It definitely hits on the topic of forgiveness and depending on the Lord when all seems hopeless and lost. It also has romance and love, but nothing graphic or inappropriate for this category of reading.
I loved The Miner’s Lady from cover to cover and can’t wait to finish the rest of Tracie’s books!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the above referenced book as part of the Blogger Review Program.