ABOUT THE BOOK
A more devastating blow occurs, however, when Christopher breaks off their relationship to return home to his troubled family. Despite her own love life going awry, Deborah is still intent to be a matchmaker for both her widowed mother and her brother, who has caught the eye of the spit-fire daughter of the local pastor.
But what will Deborah do when faced with the truth about Christopher's family? Is there hope for the two of them...or will Jake Wyeth's attentions finally catch Deborah's eye instead?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hearts Aglow, go HERE.
Kay's comments: Tracie Peterson is able to provoke empathy in the reader towards her main characters. In this story that character is a female doctor in a time when females were not considered appropriate to the field. This book provides a good basic explanation of scripture. This book is good for sharing with people who are unsure of their beliefs, especially young adults (YA). If you like much of the Amish fiction that is popular now, my guess is you will like this writing.
Tracie Peterson is a great author. However, while I believe this book has an audience that will love it, it is not one of my personal favorites. I prefer more subtle sharing of the Gospel.
Very nice but not great.
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