WINNERS  Amanda Chavez and Johnette Freguson



In Celebration of this award Tracie is giving away TWO SETS of Her Land of the Lone Star series.




 AUTHOR BIO:  Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five 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 Montana.
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: CHASING THE SUN is book one in this series.

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?






1.  What elements of the "western romance" most appeal to you?


2. Is historical accuracy important to you in your historical fiction reads?
3. What do you love reading most when you pick up a western? What do you expect? 
4. What don't you want to see in a western book? What will make you stop reading and put the book down?




CONGRATS Tracie on your award and THANKS for celebrating with us here at The Book Club Network where book fun begins!! Grin!


Nora St.Laurent


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I just finished Tracie's book, Land of my Heart #1 and it was WONDERFUL!! Loved it! I can't wait to read #2. To answer question one, elements that appeal to me are wholesome values. Western novels are full of adventure and experiencing new things. Love the historical aspect also.

I like most of the  history in a story to be true but not all of it because after all it is fiction

I'll answer #2: NO, it doesn't have to be totally, completely historically accurate- if I want that I'll just read a history book. But it can't just be off-the-wall either!

I love the west as a story because I am a cowgirl at heart! I love the horses and the simple romances you see in a western

I love to see historical accuracy, it gives readers an education as well as a great story...


I do appreciate historical accuracy but it's not a deal breaker for me is something's not exactly true.

#2   Yes, I like historical accuracy pretty much, though I don't grab a history book to check, unless I feel it is wrong.  A little variation is ok, but sticking close to the real thing makes it seem a lot better

Wow - the series?

This answer may cover 2 or 3 questions. I always think of the historical west as a time when men had to be real men, whether good or bad. Trails were being blazed, land was being tamed, laws were being made, and men were learning what it meant to have to work hard AND work together, no matter what they were running from, running to, or running for. Too many western romances lose that rugged touch.

Women were also learning what it meant to stand by their men, to fight for what they believed in, and sometimes for life itself. They were forging new paths, too.

I hate the disappointment of picking up a western where the hero and heroine sound more like regency or plantation-type characters. The west was hard-fought and hard-won by all who showed up in their leather (and lace!).

Would love a chance to win these books!



I think a book should try to be accurate. I mean who wants to read a book that leaves you shaking your head and saying AS IF that could happen....thanks for the chance to win!!

Tracie Peterson is one of my very most favorite authors! [I do have several :D] I love to read her work because I know that good will come out of the story and yes, I do like historical accuracy when I read western historical. I would dearly love to win one of these sets of books--please enter my name!  Blessings!  Darlene

Question #2--I do expect a certain amount of historical accuracy when I'm reading historical fiction.  I don't mind some "artistic license", but I do not enjoy it when the author does a fair to large amount of re-writing history.

4. What don't you want to see in a western book? What will make you stop reading and put the book down?  I don't want to see intimate details of what goes on in a bedroom.  I will stop reading if the book becomes too sexually explicit or if it contains foul language.


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