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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. gothic romance, pennsylvania coal mine, brothers, landslide [s]

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Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments I have been looking for the title of a book with no success. I am hoping someone can help me, though I don't have much helpful information to give. It's a novel about a young woman who marries the owner of a coal mine in Pennsylvania (though it may be Ohio). The man has a mysterious and temperamental brother, and the overall feel of the book is very gothic. At one point, there is a landslide that kills many of the miners, and I believe this event is based on actual fact. I think the book is set in the late 1800s and was written in the mid-late 1900s.
Any help finding the title will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


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Lobstergirl | 39281 comments Mod
So this definitely was set in either Pennsylvania or Ohio? When I searched on coal mine and landslide, it was pretty much only books set in Canada that came up - fiction based on an actual historical event.


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Jaye  | 385 comments Did you mean landslide, or inside the cave which may be called a cave-in, or something else?


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Jaye  | 385 comments Survival!: Cave In St. Claire, Pennsylvania, 1859 Survival! Cave In St. Claire, Pennsylvania, 1859 by Kathleen Duey
Here is one I found. I think it's a grade school age kids book.


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments It's definitely in America, though I may be wrong about the state. And it was a landslide (or maybe mudslide?), but not a cave-in. But that part was just incidental. The main plot is the young bride figuring out the mysteries of the house and family she's married into. It has a very Rebecca-like feel.


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments And thanks for your help!


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CLM | 302 comments Could it be The Valley Of Decision?


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments That's not it, but thanks!


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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Lament for the Molly Maguires
no 'brothers' but still..


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments Sounds interesting! But not it, thanks.


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Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments Not it, but that like like a good read. Thanks!


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments bump


Jennifer (jpnwt) | 12 comments SOLVED! The Web of Evil by Lucille Emerick.


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