Book Review: The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson

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Title: The Miner’s Lady
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Pages: 336
Series: Land of Shining Water #3

When Chantel Panetta’s younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Vittorio, Chantel knows there is no hope. The Panettas and Vittorios 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. The older, more handsome one.

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’s hope for love be buried amidst decades of misunderstanding?

My Thoughts:
The Miner’s Lady was the third book in the Land of Shining Water series, but don’t worry it wasn’t necessary to read the first ones since those had different main characters. I loved this book so much though so I’m going to have to go back and read the first two books now!

I am going to gush about this book. I loved loved loved it!! It releases tomorrow, September 1st, and I highly recommend you get it. Summer’s over! We all need something amazing to help us escape during back-to-school craziness. The Miner’s Lady will take you on a trip to 1890 to a mining community in Minnesota, full of romance and turmoil.

The romance between Chantel’s sister Isabella Panetta and Orlando Calarco was reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. The Panetta and Calarco families had a long-time hatred for one another, but the young couple didn’t care about a feud that began so long ago. Isabella wanted what was best for her sister which sometimes involved distracting Orlando’s older and very handsome brother Dante.

I loved that Dante wasn’t perfect, the guy had faults. Hearing his thoughts as well as Chantel’s really helped me connect with them, especially when they had strong opposing views. This book was full of deep characters. There were many plots interwoven among the romance like addiction, poverty, loss, and betrayal. I cannot say enough good things about this book!

The Miner’s Lady will bring your emotions through these character’s lives. As a reader, I experienced laughing joy, tears of sadness, and everything in between. It was a beautiful historical romance.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( murder by gunshot, murder by beating, mining accidents with injury and death )

I received the ARC ebook from Bethany House Publishers via NetGalley. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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