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Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Miner's Lady

The author of more than ninety novels and the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award, Tracie Peterson's love for history and research fuel the bestselling stories she writes.
Her first book, A Place to Belong, was published in 1993. She now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.
Tracie makes her home in Montana.
You can connect with Tracie via her website at, her Facebook page, and Amazon.

The Miner's Lady is the third book in Peterson's Land of Shining Water series.  The previous two books were The Icecutter's Daughter and The Quarryman's Bride.

Book Synopsis:
When Chantel Panetta's younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Calarco, Chantel knows there is no hope.  The Panettas and Calarco 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 attractions 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?

My Thoughts:
I have enjoyed reading this series by Tracie Peterson.  They were my first books to read by this author. Peterson certainly has a way with her pen!  What a gift!  In The Miner's Lady, Peterson expertly captures the rift that can often drive families apart within and without the original family unit.  Her characterization is rich and her descriptions are superb.  She makes you feel as if you are a part of what is taking can picture each scene clearly in your mind as you read.
Without being overly "preachy", Peterson weaves eloquently the themes of hope and faith throughout her story.  The transformation she takes her characters through is a delight to observe.  The Land of Shining Water series now adorns a place on my "keeper shelf"!  It should be on yours as well!
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Thank you Bethany House Publishers for sending a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review!

Happy Reading,