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Peterson portrays life during the Civil War in Texas. She presents a strong family that will stick together through the hard times. She shows virtues of loyalty, generosity, compassion, regardless of which side of the war, and which war (Indian v White or North v South) you consider. It's a testimony of doing what's right even others don't understand.

Peterson's love for children and the family come through in the many scenes with the children. It was refreshing to read. ( )
  Sonya.Contreras | May 21, 2017 |
A southern belle in the old west, Hannah Dandridge is a character I would have liked to know. It seems the author did some research on the time and place and made a plot that had plenty of twists and turns, but of course had a happy ending. ( )
  eliorajoy | Apr 20, 2017 |
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.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Feb 11, 2017 |
The plot was good, but I felt that the dialogue was weak in some places. I just can't see myself re-reading this. ( )
  caslater83 | Aug 4, 2016 |
On a ranch in Texas, Hannah is struggling to raise her little brother and sister, while her widowed father travels back home to see his ailing mother. It’s a dangerous trip considering he has to travel through Indian Territory where the Indians, settlers and soldiers have been fighting each other; and also the Civil War is raging in Vicksburg where their family home is located. The War has divided families and friends in Texas, where even the ranch her father bought was confiscated from the family who owned it because they were considered traitors.

When the youngest son, William, returns he finds Hannah and her siblings living on his property, and Hannah’s fathers’ business partner telling him it’s not his home anymore. The man wants him to leave, but Hannah doesn’t want to turn William away, so they come to an uneasy truce while things get sorted out. Months go by with no word from Hannah’s father, and his business partner is pressuring her to marry him. Not knowing if her father is dead or wounded, and not knowing if William can take back the ranch, she wonders if marrying a man she doesn’t love would be the best for her and her siblings. I really got caught up into this novel of hard times, love and betrayal. Hannah is a strong female character whose faith in God sustains her through difficult times. The author shows all sides of a complex time in our history, and she knows how much suspense will keep the reader turning the pages. 5 stars. ( )
  PamelaBarrett | Nov 2, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076420615X, Paperback)

Tracie Peterson Embarks on a New Texas Series

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?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:37 -0400)

A feisty young woman fights to protect her family's Texas ranch against mounting threats.

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Editions: 076420615X, 0764209515, 0764209523

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