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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thanks for the chance to read tracie's latest novel...i like to read the late 1800s...in the usa or abroad


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I've never being to the US, but I travel all the time in books. I love to read the 1800's in Texas or California... places I hope to visit someday...   

Wow, three people in a row likes to read about the 1800's. How fun is that. Some in the States and some abroad. Fun to learn about you all!!

I love reading books set in England and Ireland but don't have a fave particular time period just as long as it is "historical".

I don't have a favorite as of yet! I might after reading all these answers! Grin!

I think I most enjoy reading about less familiar places and time periods, so that I am learning something about history as I am reading. Anything outside of the U.S. is best, since most of U.S. history is overdone. But great characters and writing can always trump that.

I like to learn about something or some place new too Gail!

I really enjoy stories based in America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I like around the 1800s either in the west U.S or England.  I

am a HUGE fan of Jane Austin so most anything in that


Two more votes for the 1800's Thanks for letting us know Naomi and Janet!

I enjoy lots of different time frames for historical fiction, but I think it's really fun to imagine my grandparents and parents in these times, so I guess I really enjoy the early 1900s in the U.S.

That does sound like fun Janet!! Hadn't thought of that!! Grin!


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