Thursday, June 28, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing The Sun

"Chasing The Sun" by Tracie Peterson is set in Texas during the fall of 1863.  Hannah Dandridge has been responsible for her two younger siblings for several years but now it was different.  Their father was missing.  His business partner, an elderly man named Herbert Lockhart seemed to hold all the information.  He is trying to convince Hannah that it was her father's wishes for him to take care of the little family in events of his demise, but she is not buying that.  She is sure that her father would have discussed these matters with her.  Of course there is another issue, the ranch where they reside. the ranch that her father recently acquired when it was seized during the war.  There were several ranch hands that assisted Hannah in keeping the ranch afloat and watching out for Indians.

William Barnett returns home from war wounded only to find Miss Dandridge running his family's farm, much to his surprise.  She also was quite surprised when he turned up at the door with a young Comanche boy slung over his shoulder and her brother Andy by his side talking ninety to nothing.  Emotions are running high due to the circumstances but Hannah instructs Mr. Barnett to take him up to her father's bedroom.  When Hannah realizes how bad the young boy is hurt, she sprang into action forgetting her fears wanting to help. 

Will there be trouble with the Comanche?  Will the young Indian boy survive?  Will his family come looking for him?  What has actually happened to Hannah's father and how is Mr. Lockhart involved?  Will Mr. Barnett take control of the ranch and put Hannah and her siblings out?  Or will Hannah and Will's attraction for each other develop, or will Hannah end up Mrs. Lockhart?  The answers to all these questions and many more are found in "Chasing the Sun," Book One of Land of the Lone Star series.

If you like westerns and a good romance this is the book for you.  Tracie has done a wonderful job of developing all of the characters.  I couldn't help but notice when she is dealing with the Comanche she put her fears aside and helped, something God would do, not judging but helping.  This is a wonderful  well-written book.  Tracie's writing and the interaction of her characters makes you feel like you are right there.  I highly recommend it!  I am looking forward to Book 2, "Touching The Sky."

You can read an excerpt from "Chasing The Sun" here.

I received this book free from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

until next time... nel

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