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Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Review: Taming the Wind

About the Book:
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?

Meet Tracie:
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie's Web site at and her blog at

My Opinion
This is the third book in the Land of the Lonestar series and I sadly didn't read the other two books first. Although the other two books were about other supporting characters from this book, I still felt like I missed out on some important info and background information on the main characters in this book, Carissa and Tyler.

The book started out a little slow for me and I couldn't quite get into the story (possibly because I didn't know the characters well). I think reading the other first two books would have made reading this book more exciting and intriguing to find out how their story ended!

But overall, I like the story line and the romance that blossoms between Carissa and Tyler and the post Civil-War time setting is one of my favorites to read about! Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite historical fiction book series writers and I am definitely going to go read the other two books now in this series to learn the whole story line of all the characters!

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* Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for this book for review! Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*