The Coal Miners Bride:Dear America.The Diary of Anetka Kaminska by Susan Bartoletti Campbell.
Summery:Anetka Kaminska is summoned to go to her father in America to be wed to a Miner named Stanly.She doesn't like it, but it is her father's wish.Stanly has three girls and mostly just wants a mother for them.When he dies in a mining accident she takes in boarders to pay off his debt and make money for food.She hopes for better days with better treatment and working conditions for the miners.And will she ever find someone who loves her?
Romance:Stanly still loves his first wife and not Anetka.A rogue she met in Poland. however, does love her and kisses her on the ship to America and at the end.She has friends, Jerzy and Lidia who really love each other and that makes Anetka jealous and sad.
Language:Dog's blood in Polish/That was the only thing and that really wasn't bad.
Violence:Several people die from the mines,there is a massacre after a strike.
What I Thought:This was my fourth or fifth time reading this book.I really love it.It's got adventure, excitement, romance and it feels like you've gone back in time.It was in the teen section because of more romance, just so you know. I really love it :)
Rating & Age:5 stars.13 up.