Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Large Print - 2012 | Large print ed.
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When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible for her siblings and the Texas ranch her father recently acquired; when wounded soldier William Barnett sees Hannah struggling to keep the ranch running that has been seized from him, they form a truce.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410447388
1410447383
Branch Call Number: LT FIC PETERSON
Characteristics: 431 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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bvc3
Sep 13, 2019

Religious. Very boring. Didn't enjoy this story at all sorry.

bibliosara May 08, 2019

The first of a series set in post-Civil War Texas, Chasing the Sun features a former Southern Belle turned unexpected guardian and rancher, alongside a rough cowboy newly returned from war. The two unlikely allies, brought together by a land dispute and increasing dangers, find that they have more in common than a ranch. While the story is a fun read, the plot is far from unexpected. There aren't many surprises, which results in a rather dry story. The hero is a bit irritating and condescending, although he gets better by the end. Although it is not Peterson's best work, this is a nice mellow Western that addresses the myriad of sociocultural conflicts (skirmishes with Native Americans, tensions between South and North, familial issues) present in the post-Antebellum southwest with fairness and egalitarianism.

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Lori_B
Jul 17, 2014

Just as good of a read the 2nd time!

soblessed59 Sep 21, 2012

Enjoyed This Historical/Suspense/Romance,But Could Have Used A Little More Ooomph!

Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors. I have read her Heirs of Montana,Alaskan Quest series,and my favorite series by her are still her Harvey Girl Romances.... Desert Roses and especially her Westward Chronicles.

Since I am especially interested in the American Southwest area[and Pacific Northwest] I was excited to see she has a new series set in the southwest.

I enjoyed the story and the characters,except for of course hating the villian,but I was disappointed that there wasn't any mention of the differences in the SW from where the main characters came from in VA,except for the mentions of the tex-mex food cooked by the Mexican ranch cook.I would have liked to have read how they had to adapt to scorpions and tarantulas ect as in the Harvey Girls books.I also thought the pacing was very slow in this book,and the romance between the two leads needed more spark/chemistry/physical attraction.

Otherwise, a good read.

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