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Taming the Wind

Taming the Wind

Written by Tracie Peterson

Narrated by Renee Raudman


Taming the Wind

Written by Tracie Peterson

Narrated by Renee Raudman

ratings:
4.5/5 (37 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781469226491
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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?
Released:
Sep 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781469226491
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Often called the "Queen of Historical Christian fiction", Tracie Peterson is an ECPA, CBA and USA Today best-selling author of over 120 books, most of those historical novels.  Her work in historical fiction earned her the Life Time Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers in 2011 and the Career Achievement Award in 2007 from Romantic Times, as well as multiple best book awards. Throughout her career, Tracie has also worked as a managing editor, speaker of various events and teacher of writing workshops. She was a co-founding member of the American Christian Fiction Writer’s organization and has worked throughout her career to encourage new authors. Tracie, a Kansas native, now makes her home in the mountains of Montana with her husband of over 40 years.


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  • (3/5)
    Carissa Lowe's first marriage ended with a disaster that would have taken her life if not for the heroic actions of Tyler Atherton. Little more than two years later, Carissa finds herself living near attractive, vengeful Tyler. As Tyler struggles with his father's murder, Carissa is bound by fear and mistrust. Although drawn to each other, their inability to move forward with their lives holds them apart. It will take a cattle drive, the danger of the Texas frontier, and a miracle to hold them together. Read more in Taming the Wind.Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star Series. Somehow, I read the first book, Chasing the Sun, but missed the second book, Touching the Sky. Taming the Wind worked reasonable well as a stand alone novel since some background information was given. However, even with that information, I felt a disconnect from the main characters. Perhaps it would have been different if I had previously read the second book. To me, Tyler Atherton was the shining character of the book. When the romance element of the story seemed to stagnate, Tyler's personal struggles and the resulting development kept the story moving. In addition to the romance and character development, there was an element of suspense. Unfortunately, during the height of the suspense, I put the book down and didn't read it for several days. The plot just never hooked me and when I should have been glued to the story, there was no pressure drawing me back to the book. I do love the gorgeous cover of this book, but for the aforementioned reasons, I recommend renting it from the library before buying. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  • (5/5)
    Things have changed so much since these characters were introduced in the first two books. You can read this one alone, there are enough facts presented to follow.William and Hannah Barnett are ranching her families land, and Tyler Atherton is working there. He has been unable to get his land back. They want to drive cattle from Texas to Kansas and have asked Brandon to help.Carissa Lowe and her precocious two year old Gloria are now living with her Sister Laura, Brandon and baby Daniel. Laura is expecting their second child. Life is relatively good now for Carissa, and she is enjoying her daughter.When Tyler reappears Carissa finds herself falling for him. He is so good with Gloria, and out of the blue calls him Papa Papa Tyer.Will Tyler return her feeling, or is he interested in Ava? They have a long trip ahead on the trail. Tyler has to deal with his hate of Indians, and forgive the one who murdered his father.I love how most of the characters in this story rely on the Lord. What all need to do is find the forgiveness that is freely given, and allow forgiveness.I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
  • (5/5)
    By far, I think that Taming the Wind was the best out of the 3 books in the Land of the Lone Star series. Maybe because of it being one final story of the lives of the characters introduced throughout the series, but also because a few of them grew more to my liking by this final installment. Either way, I found myself reading it much faster than the others, and I was eager to see how widowed Clarissa figures out how best to work out her faith while balancing her life as a mother to her young daughter and being there for her sister and everyone else around them.

    In Taming the Wind, Clarissa's heart is conflicted, and she is afraid of getting close to others because of her painful past, while slowly finding herself falling for Tyler Atherton. But Tyler has unresolved issues from his own past - with enough hurt to destroy the core of his faith. Because of both of these dynamics, I felt that this book contained the most suspense with several twists along the way. Good to read!
  • (3/5)
    Carissa Lowe's first marriage ended with a disaster that would have taken her life if not for the heroic actions of Tyler Atherton. Little more than two years later, Carissa finds herself living near attractive, vengeful Tyler. As Tyler struggles with his father's murder, Carissa is bound by fear and mistrust. Although drawn to each other, their inability to move forward with their lives holds them apart. It will take a cattle drive, the danger of the Texas frontier, and a miracle to hold them together. Read more in Taming the Wind.Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star Series. Somehow, I read the first book, Chasing the Sun, but missed the second book, Touching the Sky. Taming the Wind worked reasonable well as a stand alone novel since some background information was given. However, even with that information, I felt a disconnect from the main characters. Perhaps it would have been different if I had previously read the second book. To me, Tyler Atherton was the shining character of the book. When the romance element of the story seemed to stagnate, Tyler's personal struggles and the resulting development kept the story moving. In addition to the romance and character development, there was an element of suspense. Unfortunately, during the height of the suspense, I put the book down and didn't read it for several days. The plot just never hooked me and when I should have been glued to the story, there was no pressure drawing me back to the book. I do love the gorgeous cover of this book, but for the aforementioned reasons, I recommend renting it from the library before buying. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  • (5/5)
    I loved everything about this book. Once I started it I couldn't put it down. It kept me on the edge of my seat and it also kept me wondering what was going to happen to the characters in the end of the book. I love how the author did such a good job of keeping you interested. I loved all the detail that was put into the book and I can't wait to read more of the books written by this author.