Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review - Taming The Wind

A young widow nursing the wounds of her past…

A cowboy with demons of his own…

Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again.
Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers she’s living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow’s. And Carissa’s daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill.
Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie's Web site at and her blog at
This is book three in the "Land of the Lone Star" series, however, Tracie Peterson gives you enough information from the past books that you never feel lost and I was able to enjoy this book all on it's own, which is always great.
The story is set in 1868 - three years after the civil war ends. Tyler, who fought for the Confederate side in the war, has had his land taken away by the government and is trying to rebuild his life and, hopefully, get his land back. He is also trying to deal with the death of his father at the hands of the Commanche. 
Carissa is struggling to rebuild her own life after the death of her husband who treated her brutally. Her daughter, Gloria, is her joy and she lives for this little girl. She is staying with her sister and her husband while her parents travel. It's during this time that she re-meets Tyler (who happened to save her life, by the way) and she fights her feelings for him because of her hurt from her first marriage.
There is a cattle drive, sickness, and heart-ache along the way. I really loved how the author brought their faith into the story in a real way. I also loved the underlying theme of forgiveness throughout the story. The ups and downs of the story kept me riveted all the way to the end - which was a very satisfying ending, I might add. I highly recommend this book. You'll love the history of it and the beautiful story line as well as the characters themselves.
*This book was provded to me by LitFuse Publicity Group for my honest review.
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Blessings - Julie

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