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A Moment in Time (Lone Star Brides Series #2)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Over all a good story.

Over all I enjoyed the book. However, I too wished there was more to Alice and Robert's story. They went from just meeting to being in love without any account of how that occured. I was hoping for more focus on their story.

posted by Anonymous on June 4, 2014

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

While the story in this book is overall good, the characters are

While the story in this book is overall good, the characters are too hokey. The characters accents drive me crazy. Being from Texas, I found their dialogue to be utterly annoying. Some colloquialisms are fine in a book, but the author went overboard in this case. Additi...
While the story in this book is overall good, the characters are too hokey. The characters accents drive me crazy. Being from Texas, I found their dialogue to be utterly annoying. Some colloquialisms are fine in a book, but the author went overboard in this case. Additionally, being a Christian farmer's daughter myself and growing up around ranches and farms I have never, ever heard anyone say in real life that they are "branded for Christ." Oh dear goodness! We don't talk like that! It was just so sappy. I thought that the sermons that were in the book were narcissistic. Perhaps pastors preached that way back then (certainly many do now), but it didn't have to be in the book. The sermons focused more on what I should be doing rather than on what Christ has done for me. There were a few times in the book where the author made it clear that Christ is the way to heaven, but many times she also made it sound like we have to be better to earn it.
I think the story could have been better told had it toned back the poor theology and pretend Texas slang (we don't talk like that!!).
I received this book for free from Bethany Publishing House in exchange for my honest review.

posted by LVandercook on June 4, 2014

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  • Posted October 23, 2014

    A Moment in Time focuses on Alice Chesterfield, a woman who live

    A Moment in Time focuses on Alice Chesterfield, a woman who lives in fear and feels that no man will ever be able to love her because of her scarred face. Alice is such a kind and likeable character. She truly tries to be nice to everyone and does not want to cause problems for anybody. As she begins to have feelings for Robert, she doubts that he would ever be truly attracted to her.

    Robert Barnett is a strong and handsome hero, who sees past what is on the outside and is immediately drawn to Alice. But, everyone expects Robert to wed his childhood friend, Jessica. Robert must search his heart and discern what God wants for him.

    Alice and Robert are such great characters. The attraction and gentle romance between them is wonderful. I also really enjoyed that the story contains a lot of Marty and Jake, from the first book. It is so nice to see what is going on in their lives. Their relationship continues to grow and thrive, after a shaky start, through this book.

    I highly recommend this series to fans of historical fiction and I have since realized that this series is linked to an earlier series that Tracie Peterson wrote called Land of the Lone Star. Now I look forward to reading that series as well.

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    Love Tracie Peterson Books

    Great story that continues from Series #1...

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

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    Colorado and Texas, 1893 "There will always be someone les

    Colorado and Texas, 1893

    "There will always be someone less fortunate than you," his mother had told him on many occasions, "and you must remember that what you do for them is serving the Lord himself."

    While A Moment in Time can be read as a stand alone novel, it does finish up the story of Marty and Jake Wythe from book one before progressing into the real depths of the story of Alice Chesterfield and Robert Barnett. It begins in Colorado where the last book was set and soon makes the move to Texas for the story of Alice and Robert. The setting goes from high society life to ranch life, which is my overall preferred setting. The story deals with the depression, as we learned in the previous book, and the effects Alice suffers because of the physical scar she carries.

    I love the way Tracie Peterson's writing flows so smoothly you feel as if you're part of the story. She has quickly become a favorite author of mine because of this very fact. This story is about trust as Marty deals with some deep seeded trust issues and Alice's level of faith is astounding. As much as she has been through in her young life she still clings to her faith like a lifeline. A Moment in Time portrays God and the Christian faith in such a beautiful way and is where, I believe, Tracie Peterson's biggest talent lays. For readers that like a little mystery it has that as well. The romance between Alice and Robert is beautiful and heart-warming which is the perfect kind of romance, I think. The book overall left me completely satisfied as a reader. The fact that it is an historical book is just icing on the cake. Historical romance readers will absolutely adore this story written in Tracie Peterson's traditional style and I highly recommend it!

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review and no monetary compensation was received.

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    Posted May 26, 2014

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