REVIEW: The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson

The Miner’s Lady is a tale of love amidst a family feud going back to the old country of Italy.  Third and fourth generation families on both sides live and work together in a mining community in the United States around 1900.  They must interact, but they don’t have to like it.  I was surprised by the boldness of the main female character, Chantel, though I liked her.  One key male character, Dante, fluctuated between good guy/bad guy.  There was a strong sense of family in this book.  I recommend it for readers interested in the way mining and immigrants developed America’s heartland.  We read often about farming and pioneers, but this book presents a different sector of society in the mine workers and their communities and risks to life in their work.

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