I was excited getting into this book because it has been a while since I read something new from Francine Rivers who happens to be my favorite Christian Fiction author of all time.
‘The Lady’s Mine’ is a Christian/Historical/Romance fiction story that follows Kathryn Walsh who has been banished by her stepfather from their home in Boston to the little tiny mining town of Calvada. Kathryn has inherited what is left of her late uncle’s property and is forced to start a new life in a small town which is nothing like what she has always known. This is where she meets Matthias Beck, the popular Salon and hotel owner. Although, Kathryn does not warm up to Matthias at first, she discovers that he has somehow gotten under her skin without her knowledge. This is a story about love, second chances and trust in God.
This was a bit of a slow-burn but immediately I got into it, I was hooked. I loved the combination of historical, Christian and romance genres in one story. Who says you can’t have it all. The characters were well developed and as always, the story was well written with a great plot, relevant themes and I left this book with a few lessons. I was expecting something more biblical or religious but I was pleasantly surprised by the way the story brought in flawed characters and allowed the reader to see things from their different perspectives . Francine Rivers still stands as my favorite Christian author and as usual, I highly recommend.
Rating: 4 Stars
Published: February 8, 2022
Genre: Christian Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).