“A Moment in Time” by Tracie Peterson

“A Moment in Time” by Tracie Peterson is book two in the Lone Star Brides Series published by Bethany House.  I enjoyed this book because it was well written and the story line was intriguing.

Alice Chesterfield was injured in the same attack that killed her father.  Since that attack she has been harassed by a man believing that she has something that her father left.  She has lost everything because of the attack and because of the depression that has affected most of the country in 1893.  Alice is hired by Marty and Jacob Wythe as Marty’s maid.  When the Wythe’s fortunes were reversed, they kept Alice on in return for room and board.

Jacob Wythe lost his job and traveled to Texas to find a ranching job, which was more to his liking.  Marty was not in favor of returning to Texas where her first husband was killed and where she miscarried her babies.  Eventually, Marty and Alice follow Jake to Texas to Marty’s sister’s ranch because there is no future in Denver Colorado for them and Marty misses Jake.

Because Alice has been disfigured in the attack she assumes that no man will ever want to marry her.  She finds that is wrong.  She also finds that, contrary to what her father told her, her mother and brother are still alive and living in Chicago.  This presents a problem because Alice doesn’t know whom to believe.

I truly enjoyed this novel; however, I think the references to the bible and prayer were a little overdone.  I do not mind reading a Christian book, but the references were a little over the top in this book.  I would still recommend this book highly.

I was sent a free kindle copy of this book by NetGalley.com in return for my honest review.  I was also sent a free print copy of this book by Bethany House in return for my honest review.


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