Oct 23, 2010

Embers of Love by Tracie Peterson

After being educated in the east, Deborah Vandermark returns to Perkinsville, Texas, where her family is part of the thriving logging industry. She brings along an unexpected companion—her best friend, who is fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. A determined matchmaker, Deborah sets her sights on uniting her brother and friend in what she hopes will be a true love match.

Then Deborah meets Christopher Clayton, the town's new doctor—and quickly realizes she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she studied at college. Soon Deborah is caught between her fascination for doctoring and her obligation to her family. And in the midst of her warring emotions is the doctor himself. Are her tumultuous feelings for the man, or for what he can teach her?


Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty 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 Montana. Visit Tracie's Web site at www.traciepeterson.com and her blog at www.writespassage.blogspot.com.


The first scene in this book is of a young bride (still in her wedding dress) and her best friend frantically racing to catch a train.  At the very last minute, just moments before walking down the aisle, the bride changed her mind, and her friend is helping her to escape a loveless marriage before it begins.

Deborah and Lizzie are quite a pair, and they got themselves into some very interesting predicaments.  But they are loyal to each other, and they both have a strong faith in God.  The story is filled with a rich history of Texas in the late 1800's, and covers many aspects of life during that time. A pioneer doctor struggles for acceptance in the small community, racial discrimination, an epidemic that necessitates the quarantine of the town, and serious logging accidents, some of them fatal.  These are just a few of the issues that are covered in Embers of Love.

If you love historical romance, then you won't be disappointed with Embers of Love, book one in the "Striking a Match" series. This is the first book I have read by Tracie Peterson, and it won't be the last!

Disclosure: 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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun. I could just visualize that first scene. Thanks.