AUTHOR: Tracie Peterson
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
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.
This story set in the late 1800’s kept me enthralled from the beginning to the end. Tracie Peterson paints a vivid picture of life in Denver during the economic crash (news to me) and then in rural Texas. Her characters are portrayed so clearly, I’m sure I could recognize each one if we were to meet. (Yes, I know it’s fiction, but it is that well written.)
The struggles Alice and her sister-of-the-heart, Marty, endure are heart-wrenching in their realism. Faith in God is a way of life for the good people of this story, but each character has to learn to completely yield to Him their past, present, and future as they face trials and surprises of many kinds. Not an easy task.
I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, and I’m pleased to award A Moment in Time five stars.