Review of “A Moment In Time” by Tracie Peterson


Review of A Moment In Time-
Tracie Peterson had me captivated with her story A Moment In Time. Although I was coming in on her second book in the series, I didn’t feel lost or wondering in this story. Alice Chesterfield, her main character, is a broken girl with a traumatizing past that continues to haunt her. Marty Wythe and her husband Jake had taken Alice under their wing, but unfortunate circumstances has forced the family from their home in Denver. With talk of moving back to Marty’s home state in Texas, Alice finds hope that she might finally get to escape the man who is responsible for the scar on her face, and the death of her father. Being a damaged woman, she knows she may never find love, but at least she can find a place where she can be safe.
Robert Barnett has always called Texas home, and could never imagine a life outside ranching, but even as he nears his thirties, he has yet to actually build a life of his own. Settling down isn’t the problem Robert faces though, the problem is settling down with the right woman. It would be far easier to make this decision if his family and friends weren’t always pressuring him to marry, especially when the woman they have in mind is far more interested in fashion then ranching. Robert is happy when the focus of his marrying is replaced by the news of his Aunt Marty who has returned home to Texas.
Alice is pleasantly surprised to find life in Texas far greater then anything she could imagine, especially with the company of Robert Barnett who had more then willingly volunteered to help break her in to ranching life. More importantly, Robert doesn’t seem to notice the scars of Alice’s past. For once Alice feels safe, but even more important, she feels more like she belongs. All seemed right in the world, until one of the ghosts of Alice’s past resurfaces, forcing Alice to question her place among the Wythe’s and their family. With nowhere to go, Alice is forced to face the truth of her past, and trust that God can bring her peace in all the ciaos.
What captivated me most about this book was the blend of struggles and good times, along with a dash of fear, and a pinch of humor that actually had me grinning and giggling. (You know a book is good when you get weird looks from your spouse while you read.) Throughout this book you can feel God’s place in each of the character’s hearts, but you can also feel their struggle to let go and trust in Him. There was a great blend of characters, each with their own stories, and each with their own lesson to take from it. They all came together nicely, never once making you feel lacking or left hanging. I thought all together Tracie did a wonderful job as I set this book down with a smile on my face and a great desire to recommend it to my sister. 😉

I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers, in exchange for an honest review


About charii23

My name is Charissa, I am an inverted, self-taught artist as well as a wife and mother of two. I am a Christian with a faith that was built from the inside out, influenced only by music and beautiful sceneries. I have many strong passions in life, including hobbies I like to practice on a daily basis, such as photography, painting, writing, reading and most recently blogging. I've spent the last couple years mostly as a homemaker with my two kids. As much as I love my life at home with my kids I've spent most my life working and making an income for myself. For years before I had met my husband I worked as a preschool/daycare teacher in a toddler classroom where I was able to utilize the artist in me, creating crafts and art projects for my toddlers. Prior to that I had worked in and out of different coffee shops and daycares, both jobs I loved deeply. Now with two kids it just isn't the logical option to go to work, but neither do I want to be a homemaker for the rest of my life. I've had dreams since I was little to be something big in life. A big time photographer for National Geographic, an artist for a company like Disney or Pixar, an author for a popular book series like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. All of which I hold the talents, I was just never paved a path or given the opportunity to be any of these. My life held a lot of ups and downs and it wasn't until recently, as my kids are becoming older and more independent, did I decide if I wasn't going to make it to college or placed on any other fast track program to making my dreams come true, then I am just going to have to try to get myself as far as my bare natural talents can take me. That is what led me to blogging. If I can't publish a book right now, then I'll spend my time reading them and expanding my knowledge on writing. I'm hoping to become more recognized as a blogger/book reviewer with hopes that when the time comes to get a book published my name will already be recognizable to an extent. As much as I would like writing to be my career I don't exactly know whether that is where God wants me. I have other talents I could very well use to build a career for myself. None of which are going to make me money right away. That is where I hand God the reins and pray he guides me. I don't know where I am headed, I only pray my journey starts to take off soon.

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