Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chasing the Sun Tracie Peterson

Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.
She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.
In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.
She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.
Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.
Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max. She’s active in her church as the Director of Women’s Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer’s retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books.

My Review
Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson......Book One in Land of the Lone Star Series

I love Tracie Peterson’s books, and I enjoy Civil War stories, so I was excited about reading “Chasing the Sun.” The year is 1863 and the state is Texas. Hannah is now taking care of her younger brother and sister after her father left Texas to be with his sick mother. Hannah then hears news from Herbert Lockhart that her dad has been taken prisoner. This starts a difficult journey that Hannah had no idea she would have to face.

Tracie Peterson creates a cast of characters that are real and believable, and touch your heart in an unusual way. Ranch life was not easy for Hannah and her siblings, with the difficulties, uncertainties, and having to deal with raising her siblings and making a living to take care of them was enough for anyone, much less a young lady like Hannah.

This is a historical fiction during the Civil war times that you will sure want to add to your reading list. I encourage you to get a copy to read.

This book was provided by Bethany House Publisher for me to read and post an honest review.

When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction.
Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family’s ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter at this turn of events, he’s surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.
Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family’s land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Chasing The Sun, go HERE.

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