Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrate 100 Books!

A Sensible Arrangement
Lone Star Brides
Tracie Peterson
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764211881
April 2014/336 pages/$19.99

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.

Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.

Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways… and dreams and secrets collide?


Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of one hundred novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana series and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.

Find out more about Tracie at


First of all, I have to extend my congratulations to Tracie Peterson on her centennial release! Publishing one hundred books is quite an accomplishment. I've enjoyed many of her previous books and eagerly curled up with this one. I was not disappointed. Peterson has taken the common scenario of the "mail order bride" and infused fresh life into it with the story of Marty Olson and Jake Wythe. While this is a brand-new series, I was delighted to realize that Marty was the five-year-old sister of Hannah in Taming the Sun, the first book in Peterson's 2012 Land of the Lone Star Series. (My review of that book is here.) Marty is all grown up now and so desperate to leave Texas that she travels to Denver to marry a man she's never met. Marty and Jake immediately endeared themselves to me. The rest of the town--not so much! LOL The snobbery and class distinction is well-portrayed, and while I shudder to think it was really that way, I suspect it was all too realistic. I particularly like how Peterson wove faith naturally into the story, using Marty's own struggles. A thoroughly satisfying historical romance, A Sensible Arrangement is, of course, a sensible addition to your reading list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers & Litfuse Publicity Group as part of a blog tour. 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.”

Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson's 100th book! A Sensible Arrangement launches Tracie's new Texas-based series, Lone Star Brides, that’s sure to please. As a special treat, devoted fans will be able to catch a glimpse of several popular characters from previous series.

Tracie is celebrating by giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a LIVE webcast event on 4/29.
One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the A Sensible Arrangement Live Webcast Event on April 29th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of A Sensible Arrangement and join Tracie and friends on the evening of April 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via
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Hope to see you on the 29th!


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