In “The Miner’s Lady” by Tracie Peterson we meet Chantel Panetta. Chantel has just returned home to Minnesota after spending a year in Italy with her grandparents. She learns that while she was gone her younger sister, Isabella, has fallen in love with a Calarco. The Panetta’s and the Calarco’s have been enemies for many years. Isabella asks for Chantel’s help so that she can spend time with her Orlando. In doing this Chantel often runs into Orlando’s very attractive brother Dante. Chantel is determined that see that Orlando and Isabella are together and Dante is equally determined to see them apart, and they are both determined not to fall in love with each other. But after seeing each other again and spending time together, they both know they are fighting a losing battle. Will the decades old feud ruin any chance of the two couples living happily ever after?
This is the third book in the Land of Shining Water series and it is another page turner. You will be swept away to a small mining Minnesota town in 1890 and feel like you are there with Chantel and Dante. In this book we see how bitterness and hatred ruins relationships with those we love but that God’s forgiveness will heal all wounds. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading “The Icecutter’s Daughter” and “The Quarryman’s Bride” as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.