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?
Tracie Peterson has done it again! She has captured my attention in the stories of Texas during the Civil War. Yes, this time her story line does NOT take place in Alaska- but in Texas. Tracie Peterson has 4 new books coming out from now until March 2013. Most importantly she has the last book in the Land of the Lone Star Series coming out in September 2012- you can pre-order it now.
Tracie Peterson captures you hear with sadness for the thought of Hannah having to take care of her brother and sister alone. This book is filled with love and sadness. The author knows how to make us feel every feeling that is happening the to characters. If you are a Tracie Peterson fan you will surely enjoy this book. I can't wait to pick up book two and read it. Thank you to Bethany House for sending me my review copy of this book. All opinions are 100% my own.