The Lady's Mine: A Lighthearted Christian Romance Novel set in the 1860's California Gold Rush - book cover
Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers
  • Published : 08 Feb 2022
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1496447573
  • ISBN-13 : 9781496447579
  • Language : English

The Lady's Mine: A Lighthearted Christian Romance Novel set in the 1860's California Gold Rush

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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal Starred Review
VERDICT: With nods to The Taming of the Shrew and the musical Oklahoma, this novel is more lighthearted than Rivers's (The Masterpiece) typical epic sagas but still retains hallmarks such as compassion for the downtrodden and redemption for the sinner. Read-alikes include Joanne Bischof's The Gold in These Hills and Tamera Alexander's "Fountain Creek Chronicles." Library Journal

Readers Top Reviews

Erik FrolichPamR
I am a few chapters into the book and have to remind myself that I am reading a Rivers book! Seems like any romantic novel so far. Will finish but so far am disappointed.
Stephanie Morris-
This novel has everything a reader could ask for - adventure, humor, a love story and more. A wholesome entertaining read that will move you and have you cheering on the heroine as she uses her God given gifts and character traits to build up that which is around her.
DickStephanie Mor
This book is another great book by Francine Rivers! This is not nearly as heavy as some of her other books. Their is a lot of humor and a well developed story. I read it the first time fairly quickly and thought, wow, this is definitely not like Redeeming Love or The Atonement Child. I was a bit stunned to be honest. I am so used to Francine's deeply moving and spiritual books. This one not so much. So I read it a second time, and enjoyed it even more. I cried because of laughing. It was so nice to read something that was so light hearted in places. This is definitely worth the read. If you don't enjoy it the first read through, read it again. You won't be disappointed.
This book is not near as good as previous books. Too much conversation that is hard to follow and it has to much emphasis on sex. The title is deceptive. Very disappointed!
Kindle klmBekahD
Francine Rivers has been one of my favourite authors since the first book of hers that I read and this one is right up there with the best. I could not put it down and I would encourage everyone to read it.