Sometimes our past can be our personal prison. We have been so hurt in our pasts that we vow that we will never be hurt like that again, and we make a covenant with ourselves that we will do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn't happen. Even if it means keeping love out at all costs. That's just what Carissa Lowe believes she is doing. She is protecting not only herself and her heart, but that of her daughter Gloria. After the man who she left have her heart, not only broke it but broke her as well and she has resolved to spend her life caring only for her daughter and to keep love out. Even if that means from God as well.
Tyler Atherton is more than just a man of God, he is also Carissa's hero after saving her life from her abusive husband Malcolm. Now he can't seem to get her off his mind. While spending time serving in the Civil War, the United States feels that Tyler has turned traitor by choosing sides against the South by joining with the North. Now they want to claim Tyler's ranch land that was owned by his father because of his service to the North. The ranch lies in Texas and they haven't exactly let the past be forgotten even though the war is over. Now Tyler is working with his friend William on his ranch raising cattle, he hopes he can sell in Kansas on their upcoming cattle drive and hopefully buy back what used to be his. But sometimes the past can't be forgotten.
In the conclusion to the Land of The Lone Star Series by Tracie Peterson, Taming the Wild, reveals just how much the past can still affect our future plans. It can hold us back from the grace and blessings God can offer to heal broken hearts, it can also allow the spirit of forgiveness in to heal past wounds that only God can handle, it can also teach us all that revenge isn't the way to guide us in our futures. Sometimes the hardest thing we can do is to let go of the pain and let God deal with the outcome. In this beautiful conclusion to this series, Tracie Peterson weaves a valuable lesson through the lives of the characters of Carissa Lowe and Tyler Atherton. Each one knows what they are doing is wrong and even though other's try to help them in their walk with God, it's only a choice they can each make that will release them from their own prisons they have created and truly be set free.
I received Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. This was a wonderful series to see from beginning to end and Tracie continues to speak words of love to my book lover's heart and soul. Her characters are believable due to the flaws they possess make them more like us. There is a part in each one we can relate to and I personally feel that is why this series works so well. For those of you that love Christian Historical Fiction, you will LOVE this series. It can be read as a stand alone but I think you will miss the conflict that happened in Carissa's life prior and thus the need to read the series. It's well worth it and for that reason I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.
For more information on Taming The Wind, Tracie Peterson or where to pick up a copy of this series, please click on the links below:
Taming The Wind by Tracie PetersonBook 1: Chasing the Sun
Book 2: Touching the Sky
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