ABOUT AUTHOR: Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, best-selling author of over 85 books. Having given her heart to Jesus at the young age of six, Tracie has always felt called to some form of ministry, and writing fulfills that mission field.
Tracie 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.

Throughout her writing career Tracie has found time to speak at writer's conferences where she has a special heart for new authors. She is often joined by her husband Jim, whose background in history offers new authors insight into research. Besides teaching at conferences, Tracie also at one time managed Barbour Publishing's Heartsong Presents book line - overseeing the production of 52 books a year.

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.



Published: March 1, 2012 | Series: Land of the Lone Star (Book 1)

BOOK BLURB: 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?






What location and time period do you most enjoy for your historical reads?


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There are lots of books lately on this time period. Fun to know!

Location,  not the  US - just about anywhere else. I love Egypt, Middle East, or England. I like pre-20th century best for historic novels.

Does sound interesting Regina!

I most enjoy the Regency Era. The gowns and etiquette are always fascinating :) But I love Tracie's books! Learning about western life that once was is such fun.

That is fun to read about Anne! Turn of the Century is fun in England, and Ireland!!

I love stories around the turn of the century.......and in England, Ireland, or Scotland.  So many changes and so many stories can be written on those scenic backdrops.  History was changing everything then......people, wars, and families.


I have really eclectic tastes in reading historical fiction. I'm not too fond of war books, so if it's during a war, such as the revolutionary war or civil war, I don't like it as much as the others. Besides that, any time period works for me.

I like so many time periods, that I can't really say. Medieval times, especially during the crusades; Scottish eras from 1400's to 1700's; early colonial periods; and definitely Old West.

Thanks for sharing Lena and Dephne. I'm not picky about a time period either. I think we can learn from them all!!

I really like reading the Amish books. I also like the books that are centered around the Oregon trail and expansion periods.

I love to read historical books, and I guess my favorite time period would be during the founding of the colonies, the early settlement time.  I love to read books that have Southern locations, like New Orleans or Savannah, and also books that take place in New England, especially settings on the coast, beaches.  Thank you so much!

Oregon Trail and the colonial times are fun!!


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