Aug 30, 2012

Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson

Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again.

Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers she's living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow's. And Carissa's daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill.

Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?

ISBN: 9780764206177, Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: Sep. 2012

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 and her blog at

Taming the Wind is the third and final book in the Land of the Lone Star Series, and the rich character development and realistic portrayal of historical events in the Wild West captured my attention from the beginning.

Carissa and Tyler both have haunting memories from their past,and it seems that everyone else thinks they would make a perfect couple, except for themselves. Tyler lost family members and the ranch due to circumstances beyond his control, and he is seeking revenge. Carissa almost died at the hand of her former husband, and she is not about to trust anyone, especially another man, into her life.

Out of necessity, a long cattle drive separates the men from the women in the small ranching community. Hardships and danger both at home and on the trail force all the characters, including Carissa and Tyler, to take an honest look at their faith and their relationships with each other.

I am always amazed at the creativity of Tracie Peterson, and it makes me sad that this series is over. I loved the characters and will miss hanging out with Hannah, Laura and Carissa ... and their handsome cowboys.

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. I just finished reading this book last night! My review will be posted on Sept 6th.

  2. I've read the first book in this series and this one sure looks like a winner as well.
    I'm glad I found your beautiful blog!!