Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson

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?

My Review:
Taming the Wind is book three in the Land of The Lone Star series by Tracie Peterson.  It is the story of several families that are connected through the first two books in the series. It is the first book of this series that I have read.  I enjoyed the story that Peterson wove and felt that even though I had not read the first two books, I wasn't completely left out of the back history.  She did a great job filling in enough blanks that I understood what was going on in Taming the Wind without having read the first two books (Chasing the Sun and Touching the Sky).  
Carissa had a horrible first experience with love and a husband, can she move forward in forgiveness to accept the attention Tyler Atherton is sending her way?  Tyler has his own situation in need of forgiveness to deal with regarding the death of his father and other family members.  Can he learn to let go of the need of revenge that is killing his spirit?
In Taming the Wind, we see the beauty of God's grace and forgiveness and the need to lean wholly on God, trusting Him alone with everything in our lives.  The book was a good and easy read and it really made me want to pick up Chasing the Sun and Touching the Sky to complete the story.

About the Author: 

      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 www.traciepeterson.com.


  1. I just won this book in a giveaway! I'm so glad to hear that it's filled in enough to understand without having read the other two. I'm really looking forward to it. Thank you for the review!


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