Taming The Wind

This book review is for the novel "Taming The Wind" by Tracie Peterson.
It is Book 3 in the "Land of the Lone Star" series.

I really enjoy Tracie's books but I will admit to feeling a little lost and a bit behind as far as this book went since I had not read the other three. It is still an enjoyable book even if you haven't read the previous two but I would recommend that you try to do so before reading this one as I think it would have made me feel more connected to the story.

I still love her books though and will try to go back and read the first two books to get more of a back story on the characters. That being said though, Tracie does a good job of trying to fill in the blanks of some of the more important points that you would have missed if this is the first one of the series you pick up like me.

Carissa Lowe has been handed a rough deal. She is widowed at a very young age with a small daughter to see about and horrible memories of her late husbands brutality. If he had had his way in the end, she would not be alive to be spending the summer with her sister on her sisters farm deep in the heart of Texas and Indian country.

The scars left behind by his betrayal run deep and Carissa doesn't think getting married again will be something she is willing to do but she quickly realizes how much her daughter wants and needs a daddy to call her own. But even with wanting that for her, she isn't sure it's something she can bring herself to do again just for the sake of having a dad for her child.

Enter Tyler Atherton who played a large part in saving Carissa and her sister's life. She is no longer the spoiled girl Tyler once knew and is instead replaced with a grown women who has seen to many hard things in her short lifetime.

Tyler, however, is no secret to deeply buried wounds and hard to forget memories.

With God's help the two might be able to from a family together and help each other forget the awful times and instead build new happier memories together.

The only question is, will they allow the work to be done and let go of their bitterness quick enough to have a happy ending?

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

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Hope you all are having happy weekends!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

The Trouble with Cowboys *A Blog Tour*

This book review is for the novel "The Trouble with Cowboys" by Denise Hunter.

It is book three in the "A Big Sky Romance" series.

I have never made it any secret that I am such a fan of Denise Hunter and this book did NOT disappoint.
I was super excited to be able to read it early and actually finished it in one day in one sitting.

I love how descriptive Denise's books are and how quickly you get drawn into the story and the lives of her characters. It is great also to be able to catch up with all the ones that you read about in the first two books.
Don't get me wrong though, even if you have never read the first two you will still enjoy this book and be able to follow along just fine!

Annie Wilkerson is the best horse trainer and equine columnist in her small town but even with trying to make sure everything is perfect she rapidly discovers that she can't control everything. That fact becomes inherently clear when her equine column is canceled from Montana Living and her younger sister, who she has always been like a mother to, starts trying ridiculously hard to break free of Annie's over-protecting ways.

Even though Annie is struggling to keep her head above water financially and emotionally she gets a shot at a lovelorn column, which is being put in place of her equine one.

Huge problemo is the fact that Annie has never allowed herself to be in love so she is going to be need a little help from the handsome, smooth talking cowboy she might just feel the need to protect her heart from.

In the end Annie might have to learn to let her prejudice against cowboys go if even just a little bit and learn to let God take the reins more than she has before.

Love, love, love this series and can't wait for more books by Denise!!

Check out some fun facts about this great Author:

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
Find out more about Denise at

Find out what other readers thought about this book and be sure to pick up your own copy October 2, 2012!
You can get the book HERE and follow the link to read more Reviews.

Also make sure to enter this fun giveaway below!

Denise Hunter’s “The Trouble with Cowboys” Facebook Party & Kindle Fire Giveaway
To celebrate the release of The Trouble with Cowboys Denise is hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. She'll connect with readers and give away some amazing prizes - including a Kindle Fire! 
Save the Date for October 11th!

Grab your copy of Denise Hunter’s latest book and join her for an Author Chat Party on October 11th at 8:00 PM EST (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)! Haven’t read The Trouble with Cowboys yet? That’s okay, don’t let that stop you from coming to the party! (You may win a copy!)

During the evening she’ll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways – books, gift certificates and – a Kindle Fire! She’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 11th … and bring your friends!

Hope you enjoy the book too and that you can go to the party!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlun *A Blog Tour*

This book review is for the novel "Unending Devotions" by Jody Hedlund.
Jody is the Bestselling Author of The Preacher's Bride.

Meet Jody:

Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of "The Doctor's Lady" and "The Preacher's Bride". She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

Visit her website:

I haven't ever read anything by Jody before but I am happy to have started with this one!

One of the things I really loved in this book was for me the parallel between the love that Lily has for her lost sister. Without regard for the danger to her own person she searches through logging camps and towns searching for her sister. It reminds me of how God will never give up on us when we are lost.

I also give props to whomever had responsibility for the cover of the book. The cover alone makes you want to pick it up and dive in. Something hauntingly beautiful but with a definite air of mystery.

Lily Young is a women with fire in her soul. She has a passion for helping young women who have been forced into slavery even if it means danger to herself. On the way to saving her sister she will help any of the others who want out of the life they seem trapped in.

Heedless to the danger, she poses as a photographer's assistant so she can have access to the logging camps in her desperate bid to find her sister and save her.

During one such assignment she comes across a man named Connell in a rather unusual way.

Even though she is hard to take sometimes she helps open his eyes to things going on right under his nose so that he can confront the truth and take action the way she does.

But even though it may be right what she's doing is dangerous and may just come at a very high cost.

I give this book two thumbs up and Jody as well! It sucks you into the story and the characters lives right from the first page. Poetic and beautiful until the last word.

Link to buy the book:

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Pick it up and see for yourself!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


With Every Letter

This book review is for the novel "With Every Letter" by Sarah Sundin.

Anyone who is a fan of Sarah's work will enjoy this book for she has done it again! A great read especially if you like the historical period of WWII.

Not only is Sarah's writing eloquent and descriptive but this book is a beautiful love story.

In a time of war when home fronts have had their husbands, sons, uncles and cousins ripped away for the horror that is war, men face battle weary and lonely looking for even a small bright spot in their very gray days.

One way it was sought to provide this for them was an anonymous, morale building, letter writing exercise pairing a woman with a man to correspond and bring some brightness to the otherwise bleak world they found themselves trapped in.

This very thing which Lt. Mellie Blake very reluctantly takes part in is the very thing that could help change her life forever.

The feeling of anonymity involved in this helps Mellie and Tom, a man who has been trying to escape the infamy that has trailed him for years, to connect in a unique way.

Neither having to reveal their true names brings them closer as they send their letters flying back and forth.

In the end though a choice will have to be made. Will they be strong enough to reveal who they are really are to each other or will they never lift that curtain of secrecy?

You will have to read and find out what our two lovebirds decide! Sarah has done great research and you can easily envision the time and places she is depicting in this novel!

Hope you all have a fabulous start to your week!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


$10 Starbucks Card for $5!!!

Hurry on over to Living Social and score a $10 Starbucks Card for only $5!
That is like getting a cup of coffee for free!
I just got mine and wanted to share with all my lovely readers before they sale out and close the deal.

The fine print says it is one per purchaser.

Let me know if you are able to score this one too! And happy hot coffee to all my book and coffee lovers!