Chasing the Sun (Land of the Lone Star Series #1)

Chasing the Sun (Land of the Lone Star Series #1)

by Tracie Peterson

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ISBN-13: 9780764206153
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Land of the Lone Star Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 296,556
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 80 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.

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Chasing the Sun 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Author Tracie Peterson has launched a new series of Christian Historical Westerns with the Land of the Lonestar Series and the first book, Chasing the Sun. Set in 1863 in Texas, the reader finds herself with the main character Hannah Dandridge who has received news that her father has been taken prisoner by the Yankees by her father's business and law partner Herbert Lockhart. Even though Hannah doesn't believe her father has done anything wrong by merely going to Mississippi to bury his mother and Hannah's brother Benjamin who died when the Yankees attacked Vicksburg. Thanks to the rapid response in receiving the news two months after their deaths. Now her father is missing and she doesn't know what has happened. Now the sole responsibility of caring for the ranch her father had recently acquired and since Hannah's doesn't know how long it will be before her father returns, this is a great burden to bear. Not only does she need to care for the upkeep of the ranch but also for her two siblings, Andy who was eight and Marty who was five. How could she possibly keep the news from them about the whereabouts of her father? Now Mr. Lockhart wants to extend his partnership to include Hannah and she is considering the possibility if her father never returns. Hannah sees no other prospects at 24 and saddled with her current burden until William Barnett shows up wounded at the ranch. Thus the storyline begins to unfold with the intentions of both Barnett and Lockhart ultimately trying to win Hannah's affection. Yet just who will Hannah chose and what will become of the ranch and her father? I received, Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and have to say I loved it. Even though you can probably predict the outcome by the end, the story that Tracie weaves allows the readers to root for the good guy and boo for the bad one! Another winner for those who love western romances with a Godly message blended in. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars in my book.
angelreader72 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Tracie Petterson, and again she hasn't let me down. I love reading christian historical romance novels. Learning as I go with scripture thorough-out.
coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Chasing the Sun Tracie Peterson Publicity Summary: When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction. 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? Review: I enjoyed the characters and the basic story line. I was trouble by the business related to Hannah’s father. It could not shake the gloom concerning this point. It was a constant topic and while the characters did not know what occurred, the reader did. I had such a difficult time with this. It hung over the story at times. The story worked its way through this and the evil evident one of the character was very believable. I really liked the gritty feel of living so far from a town and how they depended on each other due to this. The reality of a war decreasing supplies and therefore making them precious was realistic. Over all the book was enjoyable very believable. I would like to thank Bethany House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hannah is such a wonderful woman. I felt like I was there with her. So many times I wanted to comfort her. Then there was William. What picture of a true man. I was cheering for him throughout the story. What heartbreak they both suffered. And seeing how their faith in God got them through was great. I would like to read more about the Indians. Thank you for a great story. And showing how truth wins out in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may only be in 5th grade, but Tracie Peterson is the best author I've ever heard of!!! Everybody in my class asks me why i read so many books for older people and i always say " books for people our age are too easy!" I never want her to stop writing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy christian romance reads and enjoyed this one as well however it did get too in depth preachy for me, which i believe interfered with flow of story line...was off putting to me and could be to others as well. Three stars were all i could honestly give
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and a quick and easy read. Very good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, will definitely hold your interest from page one until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great Chtistian book. I have read several books by this author and she is very good at explaining Jesus and HIS sacrifice to save us from our sins. Loved this book!
Janna6 More than 1 year ago
This book is an example of Tracie Peterson at her best... historical fiction, well researched with amazing characters, rich storylines and even settings that almost become a character. She also has a knack for keeping me not knowing what's going to happen next. It may start off as a boy meets girl, boy gets the girl story, but with Tracie I never know if that is actually what will happen. I love that about her books. I mean, historical romance is historical romance, right? Wrong. She has done it again with a great first book in this new series!
mel247 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Chasing the Sun is the 1st book in the series Land of the Lone Star. The story takes place in frontier Texas during the Civil War. Hannah has lost her mother and her father has taken her and her younger brother and sisters across the country to start a new life in Texas. Because of the war, there is a dispute about who is the legal owner of their Texas Ranch - which leads to William's story. William and Hannah go through many twists and turns and you can guess what happens in this happily ever after story.Another great read by Tracie Peterson. Can't wait to start book #2 of the series.
mnleona on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Hannah Dandridge is in Cedar Springs, Texas near Dallas awaiting for the return of her father John, who has gone to Vicksburg, Mississippi to see his dying mother. His partner, Herbert Lockhart, has told Hannah he has been probably been taken prisoner by the Union and may be dead. This is in the middle of the Civil War, October 1863. Herbert Lockhard had been wanting Hannah to marry him but she does not love him. The siblings of Hannah by her step-mother are also worried about their father; Andy is 8 years old and Marty is 5 years old; their mother died at Marty's birth. They came to Texas after the death of Hannah's step-mother because John Dandridge had become depressed. The ranch they now owned was confiscated by the government because the Barnetts left to fight on the side of the Union. On the ranch there is also Berto Montoya and his wife Juanita who worked for the Barnetts. They have two children, Pepita and Pablo. This is also the time of the Comanche raids in the area.Andy has left the ranch as a Longhorn has wandered. He comes across a soldier who is coming home after being wounded. As they are trying to free the animal, a young Indian warrior comes towards them but his horse is spooked and he falls to the ground. Andy brings both home to the ranch; one is William Barnett and the other is Night Bear of the Comanche tribe. The author uses the word Numunuu which is what the Comanche's name for themselves. (All the books I have read, this is the first time I have seen this name. The author uses respect in this book for the Tribe.). The book is one I have found to be very emotional and also fun such as the birth of a calf. The Civil war was a hard time for our country but the book is also about hardships in this time period. There is love, friendship, hardships, death, greed, family and history. This is a Christian Romance book. I give it a five star. I have been to Vicksburg, Mississippi and have seen the graves of many soldiers who died. It is a startling fact and very somber.I was given a complimentary copy of "Chasing the Sun" by Tracie Peterson from Bethany House to read and review. The opinions are my own.
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Author Tracie Peterson has launched a new series of Christian Historical Westerns with the Land of the Lonestar Series and the first book, Chasing the Sun. Set in 1863 in Texas, the reader finds herself with the main character Hannah Dandridge who has received news that her father has been taken prisoner by the Yankees by her father's business and law partner Herbert Lockhart. Even though Hannah doesn't believe her father has done anything wrong by merely going to Mississippi to bury his mother and Hannah's brother Benjamin who died when the Yankees attacked Vicksburg. Thanks to the rapid response in receiving the news two months after their deaths. Now her father is missing and she doesn't know what has happened.Now the sole responsibility of caring for the ranch her father had recently acquired and since Hannah's doesn't know how long it will be before her father returns, this is a great burden to bear. Not only does she need to care for the upkeep of the ranch but also for her two siblings, Andy who was eight and Marty who was five. How could she possibly keep the news from them about the whereabouts of her father? Now Mr. Lockhart wants to extend his partnership to include Hannah and she is considering the possibility if her father never returns. Hannah sees no other prospects at 24 and saddled with her current burden until William Barnett shows up wounded at the ranch.Thus the storyline begins to unfold with the intentions of both Barnett and Lockhart ultimately trying to win Hannah's affection. Yet just who will Hannah chose and what will become of the ranch and her father?I received, Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and have to say I loved it. Even though you can probably predict the outcome by the end, the story that Tracie weaves allows the readers to root for the good guy and boo for the bad one! Another winner for those who love western romances with a Godly message blended in. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars in my book.
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I really did not enjoy this book. I kept thinking it had to get better, because of the author's previous books. I am not interested in reading any more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not want to put the book down. Highly recommend it
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Great author
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25jump More than 1 year ago
Gutsy lady who would not let any man tell her what to do. This was at a time when women did as they were told. Hannah was a big responsibility taking care of the ranch and her younger brother and sister. Enter the previous owner of the ranch and watch what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes Christian romance can seem a bit stilted. This was not! I enjoyed the book. There were a few twists I wasn't expecting. Good book!