THE LADY'S MINE by Francine Rivers - A Reader's Opinion
A Reader's Opinion
The Lady's Mine draws the reader into 1875 in the Sierra Nevadas where mines, misfits, and romance keep the reader engaged.
One part western and one part romance with a dash of mystery, the story drew me in with its setting, characters, and just the right amount of detail.
Kathryn Walsh is a fascinating character whose determination is apparent from the start. Her story is one of a great personal journey about a pampered woman faced with what she feels is her last good chance at a future. Her inner struggles and growth are interesting to watch unfold from start to finish.
The faith aspects are threaded throughout, though I did not feel they overpowered. I have not read a Francine Rivers book before, so I have no comparison to make to her previous works.
Matthias Beck is an equally intriguing character whose chivalry and good heart are no match for Kathryn's stubbornness. He is there, often grudgingly, to help get Kathryn out of her many conflicts, and these interactions make for a courtship worth watching. The title fits the book perfectly.
This reader recommends The Lady's Mine, and thinks it would be enjoyed by readers of historical Christian romance and clean western historical romance.
The Lady's Mine
A delightful new western romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to the California frontier in this sweeping, romantic tale of a displaced New England suffragette, a former Union soldier disinherited by his Southern family, and the town they join forces to save.
1875. When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her mind. Banished from Boston by her wealthy stepfather, she has come to claim an inheritance from the uncle she never knew: a defunct newspaper office on a main street overflowing with brothels and saloons, and a seemingly worthless mine. Moved by the oppression of the local miners and their families, Kathryn decides to relaunch her uncle’s newspaper—and then finds herself in the middle of a maelstrom, pitted against Calvada’s most powerful men. But Kathryn intends to continue to say—and publish—whatever she pleases, especially when she knows she’s right.
Matthias Beck, owner of a local saloon and hotel, has a special interest in the new lady in town. He instantly recognizes C. T. Walsh’s same tenacity in the beautiful and outspoken redhead—and knows all too well how dangerous that family trait can be. While Kathryn may be right about Calvada’s problems, her righteousness could also get her killed. But when the handsome hotelier keeps finding himself on the same side of the issues as the opinionated Miss Walsh, Matthias’s restless search for purpose becomes all about answering the call of his heart.
Everyone may be looking to strike it rich in this lawless boomtown, but it’s a love more precious than gold that will ultimately save them all.
Genre: Christian | Historical Fiction | Romance
Release: February 8, 2022
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Format Read: E-Book
Source: Provided by the author or publisher via NetGalley
Content Rating: 1 Heart
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