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Taming the Wind (Land of the Lone Star) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2012
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When Carissa Lowe joins her sister on the rugged plains of Texas, her hope is to put aside the hurts of the past and make a future with her young daughter. What she didn't expect was to become reacquainted with the man who once saved her life.
Tyler Atherton is haunted by the knowledge that his father was murdered by Comanches. A burning desire to avenge his death drives Tyler...and threatens to consume him. But he also can't deny the claim Carissa has unwittingly made on his heart.
Burdened by tumultuous pasts, can two wounded hearts find the strength to surrender their wills to God...and embrace His perfect plan?
From the Back Cover
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?
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Carissa Lowe, an abused, young widow and mother of a rambunctious daughter, Gloria, must adjust to the rustic, rural lifestyle while living with her sister's family.
Tyler Atherton, a returning Civil War Confederate Soldier struggles to reclaim his confiscated ranch next door, as well as the heart of Carissa.
A cattle drive takes the men from the established setting through bad weather and Indian Territory. It gives the women a chance to bond, grow stronger in faith regarding God's plan, and appreciate the men in their lives.
The storyline was believable due to the realistic characters and their well-handled Christian influence. The way Tracie Peterson utilizes description in characters, settings and situations, I easily formulate a picture in my mind as I progress through the book. As a humorous side note--my formulated picture of the characters are different than those shown on the book's cover.
As I said a reader can get carried right into this story. It is like " take me away calgon