Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Here Come The Brides of Gallatin County!

Tracie Peterson is a wonderful author, and I am excited that she has several books coming out this year. I met her at the Expo, and will print most of her interview this summer before another of her books comes out.

Her current series, The Brides of Gallatin County, as she says, is "a series set in Montana, in my backyard practically, about three sassy sisters running a stage stop and dealing with the death of their father and who is his killer, It’s a lot of fun." I couldn't agree more. The first one, A Promise to Believe In, grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go, and I was thrilled to have a chance to review book #2, A Love to Last Forever.

Anyone who has a sister (or more than one) probably understands the concept reality that there are days you want to string' em up. . .but let anyone else try to mess with them, and you'll quickly close ranks in unwavering solidarity, sometimes much to the aggravation of the sister being "protected"! Such is the case of Gwen, Beth, and Lacy. Their antics in the first book to safeguard Gwen made me chuckle. Now Beth must contend with her sisters and the confusing attentions of Nick, whose behavior is nothing at all like the romance novels she devours. Will she ever find a man like the ones that reside on the pages of the books?

Tracie Peterson has penned another great story. However, as enjoyable as it is simply as a relaxing read, there are also great truths woven throughout. Such as standing up for what's right, taking time to know and love a person in spite of their cicumstances, and learning that true love is so much more than gallant deeds and poetic words.

Book 3 in the series, A Dream to Call Her Own, has a release date of June 1, but when I just linked to Amazon, I see they are already shipping it! The series will also be available as a boxed set next month.

Beth Gallatin has always wanted to settle down in one town, with one man, and raise a family. But with her father's roaming ways, she found solace in reading romances instead. The passing of her father, however, means that Beth and her sisters can, for the first time, dare to claim the rugged Montana frontier as their home.

Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she first came to town, but she's always seemed to think of him more as a brother. Just when he finally gets Beth to consider him, an unexpected arrival from Nick's complicated past threatens the affection growing between them.

As a past fraught with unwise choices and guilt invades their world, will Nick and Beth find the courage to embrace love?

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. She has a great website where you can learn more about her.

Happy Reading!


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mez said...

Love Tracey's books! I always look forward to her new releases.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

The whole sister dynamic can have you fuming one minute and laughing the next! This looks like a fun series to read...


My ADHD Me said...

A book about looking out for your sisters...hhhmmmm