Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hope Rekindled

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hope Rekindled
Bethany House (June 1, 2011)

by

Tracie Peterson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.

She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings' Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership's vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family--especially her three grandchildren--Rainy, Fox and Max. She's active in her church as the Director of Women's Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer's retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books


ABOUT THE BOOK
Will Love Escape Her Grasp?

Life seems to be falling into place for Deborah Vandermark. On the cusp of finally marrying Christopher, the man who claimed her heart, she is devastated when he receives an urgent telegram. Bound to his family obligations, Christopher travels to Kansas City, uncertain of what he will find there.

When her fiancé returns to Texas, Deborah is faced with a very different future than she expected. She finds herself plagued with questions and uncertainty...about marriage, motherhood, and her passion to train as a physician. And when an old adversary reveals a contract that may spell ruin for Vandermark Logging, Deborah's life seems to be spiraling out of control. Can Christopher and Deborah find a way to claim the future they long to share when so much stands in the way?


If you'd like to read the first chapter of Hope Rekindled, go HERE.


MY THOUGHTS:
I always love a Tracie Peterson book and this second (and I believe, final) book in the Strking a Match series is a delight. Of course, the fact that it is set in Texas and has a medical slant gave it a few points in its favor right from the start! Tracie fills this novel with romance, adversity, racial tension in the days following the Civil War, family loyalty, and of course, faith. Add this to your summer reading list.



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3 comments:

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

I will be stopping by more often now that life is settling down.....and I will be looking for guidance for some good summer reading. :) I always enjoy reading your book reviews. Hope you are well dear friend! Glad we are now FB friends and can keep up with each other more.
~Sandy

skoots1mom said...

no way she is a grandmother...she looks like a teen ager...
i've got to get some of her books, haven't read any of them yet.
I had a good run @ goodwill yesterday and got some GREAT 'new/old' cookbooks and a couple of summer reads

Cathy said...

I love Tracie Peterson. I have not read either of these from this series though.