Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hearts Aglow

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hearts Aglow
Bethany House (March 1, 2011)


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

The future should be bright for Deborah Vandermark, who is now pursuing her interest in medicine alongside Dr. Christopher Clayton, who is courting her. But the lumber town is resistant to the idea of a woman physician, and she feels thwarted at every turn.

A more devastating blow occurs, however, when Christopher breaks off their relationship to return home to his troubled family. Despite her own love life going awry, Deborah is still intent to be a matchmaker for both her widowed mother and her brother, who has caught the eye of the spit-fire daughter of the local pastor.

But what will Deborah do when faced with the truth about Christopher's family? Is there hope for the two of them...or will Jake Wyeth's attentions finally catch Deborah's eye instead?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hearts Aglow, go HERE.

I always love a Tracie Peterson story and the fact that this Striking a Match series is set in Texas and has a bit of a medical setting is just icing on the cake! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I must say I'm glad I didn't live in this time period when the definition of "proper" behavior was so narrowly defined. . . and so rigidly enforced. It seems to me that having a reputation as a busybody shouldn't have been considered "proper" either! I'm eagerly anticipating book 3, Hope Rekindled, due out in June.


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Cathy said...

Sounds like an excellent book. I've read several books by Tracie Peterson in the past but have never heard of this series until now. Thanks for sharing.

Nanette @momneverstops said...

I like her books too. I am going to have to read this one.

quilly said...

Tracie Peterson is a name on my authors to check out li9st, but I don't believe I have read one of her books yet.