Saturday, July 14, 2012
Touching The Sky (Land Of the Lonestar, Book Two)
When Laura Marquardt first meets Brandon Reid, their encounter is anything but pleasant. But when the two are seated together at a dinner party, they soon find that they share similar interests--Laura desires to educate blacks, and Brandon, as a white officer over colored troops, eagerly supports her cause. When Laura's sister, Carissa, marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation when she overhears plots to kill Union soldiers. Though in her heart she feels she should share this information with Brandon, Laura fears she will betray her sister's trust and possibly endanger her sister's life. And when Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into question, her heart is even more conflicted. Where is God leading her?
Cafe Lily's Review:
I did not read the first book in this series (Chasing The Sun), but I don't think reading these in order, is all that necessary. This book is filled with romance, mystery, intrigue... the author stirs in a little bit of everything for a fantastic plot that keeps readers turning pages. I really liked Laura, but I kept wishing her spoiled little sister Carissa would wake up and smell the coffee! She gets herself into a mess, and of course, dependable, responsible Laura is there to pick up the pieces as always. However, being there for her sister ends up almost destroying Laura. This book did end the way I expected, which made it just a tad bit predictable, but the fun is in the journey of reading it. Fans of Tracie Peterson will not be disappointed! For those reading this series in order, the third book, Taming The Wind is due out in September.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.