Friday, September 07, 2012

Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson

When Cassie Lowe goes to live with her sister in the years following the Civil War, she is reacquainted with a man who once saved her life, Tyler Atherton. But Cassie is no longer the lighthearted young woman he once knew. She is now a widow with a young daughter, and she is nursing the disappointments and hurts from a difficult marriage. Though she longs to open her heart again, she is bound by fear and mistrust.

Tyler has demons of his own. Still haunted by the knowledge that his father was murdered by Comanches, he puts all his focus on reclaiming his inheritance: the ranch stolen from his family as punishment for his fighting for the Confederacy. With his affection for Cassie growing, he longs to provide a home and future for her and her daughter.
Though yearning to pledge their love, both Cassie and Tyler struggle to conquer their fears. Will Indian attacks, post-war renegades, and the hardship of life on the Texas plains destroy their future? Or will they find the strength to surrender their wills to God... and embrace his perfect plan?

About Tracie Peterson

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.comand her blog

Here is my review of this engaging historical romance:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tracie Peterson and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Taming the Wind" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Tracie Peterson’s “Taming the Wind” is a lovely historical romance that will leave the reader craving more titles by this talented author. This is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star Series, but it reads well as a standalone novel. The characters are people I would like to have as friends: loyal, honest and giving. Cassie Lowe’s story gripped me right away. Post Civil War and a miserable marriage, the young widow and mother of a beautiful daughter finds herself living with her sister’s family.

A friend from Cassie’s past, Tyler Atherton, finds himself without a home after the war, his ranch having been confiscated by the government because Tyler fought on the wrong side. Living with friends, Tyler works and struggles to regain his independence and create a home for himself that he will one day be able to share with Cassie and Gloria.

This book is like a river float trip. It is calm and flowing with suspenseful and adventurous moments. I believe this is a testimony to the research of the author, who appears to have accurately penned what life was like in Texas after the Civil War. “Taming the Wind” is one incredibly engaging historical romance read that is flavored with a subplot of characters who want to be godly people.

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