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
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