Disclaimer: I received a copy of “The Miner’s Lady” in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Oh, how I wish I had days to sit and read books like I did today. Isn’t this just a glorious moment?
Sure, it helps that my vacation days allow for this, and the fact that I get to review books like this are quite the added bonus.
Anyways, to my thoughts on The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson. Set in the 1890’s mine town of Ely, Minnesota, the book follows the lives of two sisters and two brothers from feuding families as they try to end the feud. A historical romance, I am pretty sure you have a good idea where this one is going. Little sister Panetta falls in love with little brother Calarco and their big sister and big brother try to stop the romance due to the feud.
Isabella and Orlando do not care about the silly feud (which began generations ago in their homeland of Italy), and continue to pursue a marriage, even if it means eloping and then telling their fathers about the new family connection. Several events happen that only draw the couple closer together, making them willing to risk being disowned.
Love and faith in God are interlaced throughout the story as the romance grows and the feud softens, just like the lace that Chantal (big sister Panetta) and her mother create.
While a somewhat predictable happy ending is eminent, this story is not free of adventure, risk, and moments where you’ll suck your breath in, hoping for the best. I was able to read it in three hours (sadly, not all of it in the hammock), and was glad I didn’t have the need to put it down.
To make a long story short, I definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes historical romance with a Christian twist.