Hannah is desperate for help..
William is determined to regain his family's land...
When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicament... but is it the true desire of her heart?
Wounded soldier William Barnett returns home only to find out that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angered 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.
Despite these circumstances, Hannah and William form an uneasy truce... and an undeniable attraction builds between them. In a land where loyalties are divided in a country ravaged by war, is there any hope that the first blush of love can survive?
Over the years I have read many books by Tracie Peterson and have enjoyed most of them. I absolutely love her contemporaries and her most recent Alaska series. When I received this book in the mail I was excited to dive right in, the only problem was I did not find it be the quality of her other books. I found it to be slow moving and it didn't seem to go anywhere. I enjoyed Hannah's character and couldn't imagine to be in her situation. She really demonstrated great characteristics and kept holding out hope even when things didn't look good. So many of us easily just give up and take the easy route but not Hannah. In conclusions, I do plan to read the rest in the series and hope they offer more adventure, excitement and pull me in quickly like Tracie's books normally do.
*I received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of this review.