Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson
Land of the Lone Star, #3
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Pages: 336 Trade Paperback
Date Published: September 2012
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
A young widow nursing the wounds of her past…
A cowboy with demons of his own…
Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again.
Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers she’s living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow’s. And Carissa’s daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill.
Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?
Tracie Peterson is one of those authors that for me, when it comes to her historicals, it’s a buy first, read the back cover details later. It doesn’t even matter where it is, Washington, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Montana and even Kansas. It’s pretty much guaranteed to be an enjoyable read to me. The only bad thing (not really bad) I came across in this series is that I was not in love with the cover images. They just didn’t grab me and entice me to pick it up to read, but being from Tracie did and does.
This is the third book in the Lone Star series, but can hold it’s own and encourage a reader to go back for more in the early books in the trilogy. A theme I always seem to like is when romance wins out in the end, especially because early on when you think that things will never work out. Every time I finish something from Tracie I’m thirsty for more. It’s an amazing God blessing as to just how many stories she has to share and I hope they keep coming, because IMHO with her historicals, they are shelf worthy every time.
*Thanks to Bethany House for providing a copy for review through Litfuse Publicity.*
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie’s Web site at www.traciepeterson.com and her blog at www.writespassage.blogspot.com