Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chasing the Sun

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Congrats to windycindy, AuburnChick, and Merry! Email me your addresses, ladies, and I will get the information to Tracie Peterson. Thanks again to Tracie for her kindness and generosity!

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Tuesday, 9:00 pm UPDATED TO ADD:

Tracie Peterson has graciously offered to give a copy of this book to THREE of my blog readers! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CDT Sunday, 3/11/12, and three winners will be randomly chosen. US residents only please. Be sure to include an email address if you do not have a blog so I can contact you. Thanks so much to Tracie!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Chasing The Sun
Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
Tracie Peterson


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.


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Chasing The Sun, go HERE.

Tracie Peterson kicks off her Land of the Lone Star series with a a tale that will lasso your heart. I love the strong women who inhabit Tracie's books, and Hannah is certainly no simpering, swooning, or sniveling woman! Yet boldness and tenacity are not incompatible with either tenderness or passion and all of these, combined with a strong faith, make her a force to be reckoned with. That's not to say she doesn't need to be helped or rescued now and then! Texas in its untamed state is fraught with danger, but some of the greatest dangers are those aimed at the heart. This book is one of the reasons Tracie Peterson is on my short list of must-read authors! Highly recommended!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Tracie Peterson said...

Linda you are too sweet. Thanks for the kind words. This series was a lot of fun to research and write. I'd love to give away three copies of CHASING THE SUN to your blog readers.

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh wow, Tracie! Thanks so much!!

bp said...

How fun to have a surprise giveaway from the author! It sounds like a good start to a series.

karenk said...

Thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel...A wonderful posting/review, too :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

AuburnChick said...

Oh, you know me and my love for books...especially those that I can put in my classroom. Please enter me in the giveaway!!!

Merry said...

I enjoy Tracie's heroines, they are strong and fascinating. I love the ladies in her Alaska series and look forward to meeting the ladies in Texas. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
Worhty2bpraised at gmail dot com

Merry said...

I messed up my email... Sorry!
Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

traveler said...

What a lovely post. Many thanks for this interesting giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Chasing The Sun sounds compelling and a wonderful historical. Thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

I really like that this book is the first in a series! Also, I long strong women characters...
Many thanks, Cindi