Two days! That’s all it took to get through this delightfully entertaining book.
Of course, I was listening to it instead of reading it, but that still counts…right?
There isn’t a single Francine Rivers book that I’ve come across that I’m not going to enjoy. She doesn’t just tell a story that takes place in a few weeks’ time. Rather she extends it over months, so that the reader, or listener, gets the full effect of the drama that plays out on the pages.
Oh, there’s so much more than a boy meeting a girl and falling in love. The boy and the girl have dreams, just like Matthias and Catherine did. They have goals and desires, and harebrained plans for their lives. Catherine was definitely a stubborn woman. A few times I saw pictures of my grandmother in my head as I listened to Catherine’s antics and sass. Matthias wasn’t a saint, but he definitely deserves sainthood for continuing to love her through everything she put him through. The banter between the two was a hoot.
I loved, hearing how all the other characters fed into the depths of the story, not just Catherine and Matthias’. You could hear how each could’ve had their own story, and by the epilogue, I smiled to hear how things played out for everyone.
This is definitely a bookshelf, worthy story.
About the Book
The Lady’s Mine
Author: Francine Rivers
Genre: Historical Romance/ Mystery/ Suspense/
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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.
“I never intended to marry – because I’ve never met a man I could trust. She raised her head slowly. I trust you, Matthias.”
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