Tracie Peterson's "Chasing the Sun," book 1 in her new series Land of the Lone Star, drew me right into the story on the very first page! Living in the midst of the Civil War, Hannah finds herself in charge of her two young siblings when her father is taken prisoner in Mississippi when he travels there to visit his ailing mother. Hannah is determined to run the family ranch in Texas on her own and refuses the marriage proposal of her father's partner. Life gets more complicated when William, a wounded soldier, appears at the ranch and finds out that it is no longer his family's ranch. Even more shocking, the ranch is being run by a woman, a very independent, stubborn woman! As William and Hannah decide to form a truce and work together, the relationship continues to go past just that.
This book is an excellent start to this new series! The characters and relationships between them are well-developed. I felt as if I was transported back in time and was on the ranch with the characters. There are so many different conflicts and plots throughout the book that make it an exciting read, one that will keep you turning the pages! I am excited to see that book 2 will be out shortly, looking forward to reading this one as well!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a honest review.*