ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter 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.
Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family's land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Chasing The Sun, go HERE.
My review of Chasing the Sun:
I never like to miss any of Tracie Peterson’s books. She is a very prolific writer, which can be a good thing or it can be a bad thing. Prolific writers have a finely tuned craft and they are able to write books quickly which satisfies readers who want more, especially when the books are in a series. Now, prolific writers also have a tendency to write books a little too quickly and therefore, the story can feel a bit overdone and somewhat lacking in depth.
Chasing the Sun has some of both. Now, this book was a fast, light read which is something I have always appreciated about Tracie’s books. But, there wasn’t a lot of depth to this story and the dialogue was somewhat lacking, which made it difficult to get into the story. I did get into it eventually and I can honestly say that I did like this book, but not as much as I have liked some of Tracie’s other books. I am hoping that the next book in this series will be better and I am certainly going to continue to read all of Tracie’s books because when she writes one that I love, I really love it.