CHASING THE SUN
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?
There are layers upon layers of emotion in this rustic romance that will keep you entranced right through to the very last page. Well-defined characters bring heart to this classic tale of deceit and despair amongst a tumultuous backdrop.
Peterson doesn't gloss over historical details. The harsh reality of war -- both between the states and with the Indians -- is laid out with compassionate truth. My blood boiled at the treatment of the Indians and my heart broke at the devastating division the war between the states created among families and neighbours. But the author has cleverly woven a thread of hope that grows brighter with every turning page and Hannah and William are at the heart of it.
Both have grit, determination, the capacity to endure and loyalty to family. They're evenly matched, but on opposite sides of an impossible legal conundrum. Both can't afford to lose, but neither can they both win...or can they? You'll have to read to find out.
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