Friday, June 8, 2012

CFBA Tour for Touching the Sky by Tracie Peterson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Touching The Sky
Bethany House Publishers (June 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 Laura Marquardt first meets Brandon Reid, their encounter is anything but pleasant. But when the two are seated together at a dinner party, they soon find that they share similar interests--Laura desires to educate blacks, and Brandon, as a white officer over colored troops, eagerly supports her cause.

When Laura's sister, Carissa, marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation when she overhears plots to kill Union soldiers. Though in her heart she feels she should share this information with Brandon, Laura fears she will betray her sister's trust and possibly endanger her sister's life. And when Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into question, her heart is even more conflicted. Where is God leading her?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Touching The Sky, go HERE.

MY REVIEW-For me recently, reading books by Tracie Peterson has been touch and go. But this one was one of my favorites! The whole plot of this is somewhat different and the mystery is pretty good but the romance is even better:) The characters are very good and likeable, at least most of them. Carissa kept getting on my nerves but in the end I fell in love with her as well. When Laura and Brandon first meet I was really laughing. It is quite funny! Of course if it had been me, I probably would have slapped him. The whole concept of the title is very thought provoking, which you will find out if you read this book. Just don't want to spoil it for anyone else. There is a lot of history in this book and some things I didn't realize with all my studying of the Civil War. This is not a dry book though by any means. Entertaining and well written! Waiting anxiously for the third book in the series. Hoping that maybe it will be about Carissa and Tyler as they seemed to hit it right off.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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