Thursday, 19 June 2014

Book Review: A Moment in Time

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 From the Back:

Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible.

Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears.

But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future...and for her heart.
My Reflections: 

This is Tracy Peterson's book #2 in the Lone Star Brides saga. I would highly recommend you read the first book in this series (A Sensible Arrangement) to get the most out of your literary enjoyment. I don't feel this book is a good fit for a stand alone, the story is too interwoven with book number ones facts and characters.

Peterson writes a sweet tale of forgiveness and redemption, and the utter beauty of life when we let go and let God pick up the pieces of our brokenness.

Alice fighting scars, both physical and mental from her past must learn to trust once more. She has survived an attack that left her father dead. The threat is still very real and the assassin is determined to get what he thinks Alice has.

Marty Wythe, Alice's friend and former employer is forced to return to Texas because of the economic collapse. Alice thinks this may be the fresh start she has been praying for and agrees to venture along with Marty.  Upon arriving she meets Robert, Marty's nephew.... it is sparks from the start. Unfortunately there is a hitch, isn't there always?

Robert must convince Alice she is worthy of his love, scars and all. They will have to put their trust in God to get them through, because it looks like trouble is on the horizon. Alice thought she could leave her past behind, but it seems to have followed her to the Barnett Ranch, all the way to Texas.

I really enjoyed Alice's character, she is uplifting, encouraging and faith driven. She reminds us that anything is possible when we give all our hurts, fears and dreams to God, because in his perfect timing beauty can come out of the ashes.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"


About the Author:

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Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over one hundred novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in...
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