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.