Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Moment in Time

“A Moment in Time” by Tracie Peterson once again takes us to 1893 Colorado. In “A Sensible Arrangement” Marty Olson travelled to Colorado to be a mail order bride for Jake Wythe. Jake ran the bank there and had a good job but needed a wife. The two fell in love despite the both of them fighting their feelings for each other. Now it seems that their time in Colorado has come to an end and they must move back to Texas. Jake leaves Marty and her former maid, Alice, in Denver while he secures a job in Texas. Marty has no desire to return to Texas but she longs for her husband. Alice is still fighting demons from an attack that left her scarred and is eager for a new life elsewhere. She believes that she is all alone in this world and will never find a man to love her. Eventually the two women make their way to Texas and return to Marty’s family and to Jake. Upon arriving at the Barnett ranch Alice meets Marty’s nephew Robert and it is love at first sight for the both of them. But others have different plans for Robert and he must convince Alice she is the woman for him. Will they all put their trust in God to see them through?

This is a sweet romance that you will not want to put down. Tracie Peterson writes amazing historical stories that draw her readers in and make them long for more. We see the main characters struggle with their fears and problems and we see how they each turn to God for His guidance. You will want to read “A Sensible Arrangement” first for more of Marty and Alice’s story. I also highly recommend reading the Land of the Lone Star trilogy, “Chasing the Sun”, “Touching the Sky”, and “Taming the Wind”, as those characters are in this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.

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