This book was not the best Tracie Peterson book that I have read. Her Song of Alaska series is better. It was o.k., but I thought that the development of the characters was too rushed. For instance, Lizzy barely gets to Texas and very quickly is in love with G.W. The only thing we know about G.W. is the guilt he felt over his Dad's accident and Lizzy helping him with that. It was just not very good character development with those two. The rest of the story was o.k. with Deborah and her mother's stories, and Lizzy's ex-fiance and mother. Not great, but o.k. I also thought that it was much too fast at the beginning and there was no background given about Stuart, Deborah, Lizzy, and her parents when Lizzy immediately left him at the altar at the beginning of the book-I knew absolutely nothing about them and could not relate to this. Well, I bought the box set of the series, so I will read the other 2 books-I would like to see what happens with these characters-whether Deborah becomes a doctor, falls in love with the doctor, etc. So I did give it 3 stars. I read Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson right before this and I was spoiled I think-the character development in that one was great and I felt like I knew the people and that I there with them. I recommend all of her books.
True to her style, Tracie Peterson produced another great book. I enjoyed the characters, story line, the setting..but I especially enjoyed the faith in our Father that this book portrays. I look forward to many more of her books to come!!
Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors. Everything she writes is full of great morals and family values. Her stories are always page turners. If you like Christian fiction then she is one of the best. I like the fact that the book is interesting and the towns are so real. The characters are also very believable and down to earth.