Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Review is In :: Chasing the Sun

Bethany House Publishers recently sent me a review copy of Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson; it is the first of The Land of the Lone Star series.

The heroine, Hannah Dandridge, finds herself being a mother to her half-siblings during the Civil War in rural Cedar Springs, Texas. Her father has traveled to Vicksburg to aid his ailing mother, yet failed to return in a timely manner, leaving Hannah and her ranch hands to fend off the Comanches. To add to Hannah's plight, her father's partner, Herbert Lockhart, intends to marry her and the previous ranch owner, William Barnett, has returned home from the war to reclaim his family's property seized by the Confederacy.

What's a girl to do?

In this western love story, Tracie Peterson guides the reader through Hannah's struggles, as well as her constant faith in the Lord. While the story can be quite predictable at times, Peterson's characters come to life. The reader will find themselves rooting for Hannah as she braves the Comanche or having a sympathetic heart when she learns of her father's demise. While Hannah is originally from Vicksburg, Peterson writes her as a true Texas woman.

I encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself; I can't wait to read the rest of The Land of the Lone Star series.

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