Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Hope Rekindled
Bethany House (June 1, 2011)
Tracie Peterson


Will Love Escape Her Grasp?

Life seems to be falling into place for Deborah Vandermark. On the cusp of finally marrying Christopher, the man who claimed her heart, she is devastated when he receives an urgent telegram. Bound to his family obligations, Christopher travels to Kansas City, uncertain of what he will find there.

When her fiancé returns to Texas, Deborah is faced with a very different future than she expected. She finds herself plagued with questions and uncertainty...about marriage, motherhood, and her passion to train as a physician. And when an old adversary reveals a contract that may spell ruin for Vandermark Logging, Deborah's life seems to be spiraling out of control. Can Christopher and Deborah find a way to claim the future they long to share when so much stands in the way?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Hope Rekindled, go HERE.


Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.
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.

Kay's Comments:  Tracie Peterson is a great author. Sometimes I find her writing among the best and other times it is uninspiring. Unfortunately, this book is among the later. While an interesting premise, the story lags, in part to the fact this is the fourth in the series. Too much time is spent in the first few chapters catching up the reader to the storyline. The storyline is incorporated in subtle ways as to make it a nice stand alone book but it drags.

If you love books by Tracie Peterson, I suggest you begin at the beginning of the series. It's a nice story, just a bit slow for me.

Ironically, I must add, that if I did not have some of the best authors, including some of Tracie's books themselves, to compare it, I would see this as a more enjoyable, well writen book. The competition is stiff.

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