This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Chasing The Sun
Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.

She 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.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

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, to research her books.

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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Chasing The Sun, go HERE.

To learn more about Tracie and her books on her website.



Chasing The Sun is classic Tracie Peterson and is filled with all the characteristics that have kept me reading her books for years. I love how her characters are realistically flawed, each with their own blend of strengths and weaknesses that make it easy for me to identify with them. Her stories and their settings make history come to life.

In Chasing The Sun, both Hannah and William have their share of problems and pain but they do not let it stop them from doing the right thing for others including members of a Comanche tribe who are in need of their help. Despite the fact that Hannah and William both lay claim to the same ranch property, perhaps it is their very similar values and outlook on life that creates a mutual attraction. The only question is whether they can overcome all the obstacles in their way and find out if they are meant to be together or possibly even survive.

Set in Texas during the Civil War, Chasing The Sun illustrates life during that era including attitudes and the deprivations that result from war. The story includes some action, a bit of mystery, and a good romance that develops naturally and slowly. Spiritual content is genuine and believable. I recommend Chasing The Sun as well as any other book Tracie Peterson has written. Of course I have my favorites but in my opinion you can’t go wrong with Peterson’s novels.