Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Matter of Heart

“A Matter of Heart” by Tracie Peterson takes us back to Texas for Jessica’s story. Jessica Atherton is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy rancher. She was heartbroken when the man she thought she would marry fell in love with someone else. When she overhears several people talking about her she decides it is time to change from her selfish ways. She sets out to make amends with those she hurt and hopes to find true love. She meets two men and they quickly catch her attention. Harrison Gable is a successful smooth talking lawyer. He decides that Jessica is the woman he will marry and he will not let anything stand in his way. The other man is Texas Ranger Austin Todd. Austin is a cattle inspector and spends a lot of time with Jessica’s family. Austin has lost all of his family and feels like it is his fault. He does not believe that he is worthy of Jessica’s love but the more time he is with her the more he falls for her. Jessica turns to God to help her become a better person and to guide her to the right man He has in mind for her.

This is another wonderful book by Tracie Peterson. She has a way with writing a story that will draw the reader in and make them feel like they are a part of the story. When we first met Jessica in “A Moment in Time” I did not like her but in this book we see how she grows from the selfish spoiled girl she was to a godly Christian woman. We also see how Austin changes from a bitter man to one filled with hope after he turns to God to help him forgive himself. This is the third book in the Lone Star Brides trilogy and I highly recommend reading “A Sensible Arrangement” and “A Moment in Time” first in order to know what is going on throughout this book. I also recommend reading the Land of the Lone Star trilogy since that’s where most of the characters in this trilogy were first introduced. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


In “Deceived” by Irene Hannon we meet Kate Marshall. As the story opens Kate faces the hardest thing in her life; losing her husband and four year old son. In the three years since losing them she has moved from New York to St. Louis in hope of a fresh start. On a trip to the mall she spots a young boy who looks like she would imagine her son to look at seven years old and he says something she only heard her son say. When she calls his name she is convinced the boy is her lost son, Kevin. She hires a private investigator, Connor Sullivan, to track the boy down. It seems to him that it may be a wild goose chase but he takes the case. The further he digs he starts to wonder if maybe Kate is right. What Kate thought was a horrible accident has turned into a murder and kidnapping. The more Connor uncovers the more convinced he is that Kate’s life may be in jeopardy. Will Connor be able to rescue Kate and Kevin before it’s too late?

This book will pull you in from the start and keep you turning the pages until the end. This is a very well written book with enough mystery and romance to keep you wanting to know what will happen next. In this book we see how Kate and Connor rely on God to show them the right course to take not only in the investigation but in their personal relationship as well. This is the third book in the Private Justice series but it can be read as a standalone. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.