4 Stars Out Of 5
Good ending to the series!
August 28, 2012
Taming the Wind was a good tie-up to Tracie's Land of the Lone Star series. I must admit that the beginning felt a bit slow to me. I love historical fiction, but some of the more historical facts felt forced into the dialogue which left me skimming certain passages. After setting the book down, whether attending to my children or doing my dishes or bedtime, I had no real desire to get back to the story.
Fortunately, the storyline picked up about halfway through the book, when Laura's baby decides to make an early arrival, and I had no problems finishing the book.
Taming the Wind could be read as a standalone, but it was helpful to know the ending of book 2 to connect with Carissa. It was also nice to reunite with Hannah and William from Chasing the Sun (book 1), and a surprise that book 1's villain even makes an appearance with a mistaken kidnapping!
I was glad that Taming the Wind ended happily. Carissa and Tyler's painful pasts lend plenty of seriousness to the story, but steer slidin' added some humor to the pages. If you like western-style romance, Tracie's final installment to the series will please you.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine.*