Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Taming the Wind

Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0764206177
Genre: Historical romance

A young widow nursing the wounds of her past...
A cowboy with demons of his own...

Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again.

Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers she's living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow's. And Carissa's daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill.

Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?

TAMING THE WIND is the third book in Ms. Peterson’s Land of the Lone Star series. Fans will want to read the first two books, Chasing the Sun and Touching the Sky.  I didn’t read either of the first two books, but this last one does stand alone.

Carissa is recovering from an abusive marriage and happy to be a widow. She would like a father for her daughter, but since that would involve a man, she’s resigned to her not having a daddy. Tyler is a kind, gentle man, but it is angry and bitter at events that he had no control over, which kind of scares Carissa when he talks to her about them.

The whole story is rather stiff, slow, and I struggled my way through it. If you enjoy historicals,  set in the aftermath of the Civil War, in Texas, you might enjoy TAMING THE WIND better than I did.  Ms. Peterson is still a great author, this particular story was just dull and redundant to me. This is just a miss for me.
Available in hardcover, paperback, audio, audio CD, and kindle. 336 pages. 

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