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?
Over the last few years I have read several of Tracie Peterson's historical series and contemporary fiction books. Many of them I have really enjoyed and a few have fallen short in my own opinion. Sadly this book was just not my favorite, I read book 1 in the series, Chasing the Sun, and found it to be slow moving and just could not get into it. I did not have the time to read the second, but was hoping things would get better with book 3. I will say that I found it a little more interesting, but it took a bit to get into the book. I am sure there are many people out there that would enjoy this book as well as the series, since the great thing about being human is to have our own opinions and interest. Part of it might have been the setting for me, since it is not my most favorite setting, but I know people that love that setting so I hope they will also enjoy the book. With all this said, I thoroughly look forward to reading future books from Tracie as well as some of her older ones I have not read yet, since for the most part I find that she is a great author with a talent to write in many settings, both historical and contemporary.
*I received this book through Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of this review.
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