Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chasing the Sun, A Fiction Review

Chasing the Sun Land of the Lone Star 1
by Tracie Peterson

When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicament... but is it the true desire of her heart?

Wounded soldier William Barnett returns home only to find out that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angered at this turn of events, he's surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.

Despite these circumstances, Hannah and William form an uneasy truce... and an undeniable attraction builds between them. In a land where loyalties are divided in a country ravaged by war, is there any hope that the first blush of love can survive?

This story is starts out as well written historical fiction.  The characters and plot are well developed and I was quickly pulled in.  Chasing the Sun is set during the Civil War and is told from a Confederate point of view, allowing us "Northerners" a glimpse of the other side of the story.

The faith of Hannah Dandridge and of William Barnett is realistically written, as they struggle with the brutality of the times and who they expect God to be.  It is good to read Christian fiction that is believable, accurately describing the struggles and joys our faith brings to life.

The ending of the story seemed to take a hurried turn as the villain made his move, the hero saved the maiden and all was resolved.  My one negative comment about this book is the swinging change in the pace of Chasing the Sun towards the end.

this book was sent to me in exchange for my honest opinion by BethanyHouse, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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