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Tracie Peterson - Author

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The Quarryman's Bride

The Quarryman's Bride

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Peterson Hits the Bestseller Lists Again and Again! Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together...until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne's youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated. Years later, Emmalyne's family moves, and she and Tavin meet again. Their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but their painful past and Emmalyne's father still stand between them. Soon both families are in the midst of the growing conflict rising between the workers at the granite quarry that Tavin's father owns and operates. When a series of near-fatal accidents occur, Tavin must figure out who is behind the attacks before someone gets killed. Bound by obligation, yet yearning for a future together, can Emmalyne and Tavin dare to dream that God could heal a decade-long wound and change the hearts of those who would stand in the way of true love?

The Icecutter's Daughter

The Icecutter's Daughter

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Bestselling Author Unveils New Historical Series Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?

To Honor and Trust

To Honor and Trust

Author: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

More Bestselling Fiction from Coauthors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller Callie DeBoyer is unsettled as she arrives at Bridal Veil Island with the Bridgeport family. She's just received a letter from her parents, missionaries in coastal Africa, stating they are in dire need of more personnel. Should Callie give up her governess job and join her parents in their important work? Is God calling her to the mission field, or does she just want to escape the emotional scars of being jilted by her former beau? When she enrolls young Thomas Bridgeport in golf lessons, Callie meets Wesley Townsend, who urges Callie to take lessons, as well. During their time at the golf course, Callie comes to care for Wesley--until she discovers hidden secrets about his past. Then expensive jewels go missing from various homes on the island, and suspicion is aimed in Callie's direction. As the investigation continues, Callie wonders if she should escape it all by going to Africa. After the secrets he kept about his past, will Wesley ever be a man she can honor and trust for the rest of her life?

Taming the Wind

Taming the Wind

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Peterson Continues a Bestselling Tradition! When Cassie Lowe goes to live with her sister in the years following the Civil War, she is reacquainted with a man who once saved her life, Tyler Atherton. But Cassie is no longer the lighthearted young woman he once knew. She is now a widow with a young daughter, and she is nursing the disappointments and hurts from a difficult marriage. Though she longs to open her heart again, she is bound by fear and mistrust. Tyler has demons of his own. Still haunted by the knowledge that his father was murdered by Comanches, he puts all his focus on reclaiming his inheritance: the ranch stolen from his family as punishment for his fighting for the Confederacy. With his affection for Cassie growing, he longs to provide a home and future for her and her daughter. Though yearning to pledge their love, both Cassie and Tyler struggle to conquer their fears. Will Indian attacks, post-war renegades, and the hardship of life on the Texas plains destroy their future? Or will they find the strength to surrender their wills to God...and embrace his perfect plan?

Taming the Wind

Taming the Wind

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

Though grateful for the blessing of her daughter, Carissa Lowe has accepted that widowhood is her lot in life. Bound by fear and mistrust, she feels incapable of opening her heart again. Tyler Atherton has never forgotten Carissa. When he discovers shes living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widows. And Carissas daughter, Gloria, seems determined to wrap herself around his little finger. But while Tyler longs to provide a home and future for Carissa, he is haunted by an obligation he feels unable to fulfill. Challenged by mounting hardships, can Carissa and Tyler preserve their fledgling love in a land as unforgiving and vibrant as the people who call it home?

To Love and Cherish

To Love and Cherish

Author: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

A Story of Romance and Intrigue on a Beautiful Island Resort, From Two Bestselling Authors When Melinda Colson's employer announces they'll be leaving Bridal Veil Island to return to their home in Cleveland, Melinda hopes her beau, Evan, will propose. But Evan isn't prepared to make an offer of marriage until he knows he can support a wife and family. Evan works as the assistant gamekeeper on Bridal Veil but hopes to be promoted soon. Letters strengthen their love, but Melinda remains frustrated at being apart from the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Then she learns of a devastating hurricane in Bridal Veil and knows she must give up her position as a lady's maid and make her way back to Evan. The destruction on Bridal Veil is extensive, meaning every available person is needed to help with cleanup and repairs. Melinda finds a new job on the island, but Evan seems even busier than before, meaning she still never gets to see him. Has she given her heart to the wrong man? And when Melinda overhears a vicious plot against President McKinley, who is scheduled to visit the island, is Evan the one she should turn to? Will Melinda and Evan ever get the chance to stand at the front of a church and promise to love and cherish ?

Touching the Sky

Touching the Sky

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2012

Romantic Adventure from Tracie Peterson! When Laura Marquardt first meets Brandon Reid, their encounter is anything but pleasant. But when the two are seated together at a dinner party, they soon find that they share similar interests--Laura desires to educate blacks, and Brandon, as a white officer over colored troops, eagerly supports her cause. When Laura's sister, Carissa, marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation when she overhears plots to kill Union soldiers. Though in her heart she feels she should share this information with Brandon, Laura fears she will betray her sister's trust and possibly endanger her sister's life. And when Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into question, her heart is even more conflicted. Where is God leading her?

Touching the Sky

Touching the Sky

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

Romantic Adventure from Tracie Peterson! When Laura Marquardt first meets Brandon Reid, their encounter is anything but pleasant. But when the two are seated together at a dinner party, they soon find that they share similar interests--Laura desires to educate blacks, and Brandon, as a white officer over colored troops, eagerly supports her cause. When Laura's sister, Carissa, marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation when she overhears plots to kill Union soldiers. Though in her heart she feels she should share this information with Brandon, Laura fears she will betray her sister's trust and possibly endanger her sister's life. And when Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into question, her heart is even more conflicted. Where is God leading her?

Touching the Sky

Touching the Sky

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality. When Lauras sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences. In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sisters life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandons motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn . . . and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Tracie Peterson Embarks on a New Texas Series When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction. Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter at this turn of events, he's surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running. Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family's land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicamentbut is it the true desire of her heart?Wounded soldier William Barnett returns home only to find out that his familys ranch has been seized. Though angered at this turn of events, hes surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.Despite these circumstances, Hannah and William form an uneasy truceand an undeniable attraction builds between them. In a land where loyalties are divided in a country ravaged by war, is there any hope that the first blush of love can survive?

Vollende meinen Traum

Vollende meinen Traum

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2012

Den Morder ihres Vaters finden! Dieses Ziel hat sich Lacy Gallatin, die Jungste der Schwestern von Gallatin House, auf die Fahne geschrieben. Dave Shepard, Hilfssheriff der Region, sucht ebenfalls mit allen Mitteln nach dem Mann, der George Gallatin getotet hat. Doch wenn es um die schone Lacy geht, fuhlt er sich hilflos! Wenn sie zusammen sind, knistert es gewaltig - ob sie streiten oder sich kussen. Lacy findet ihn frustrierenderweise unwiderstehlich. Aber ist das nun wirklich die groe Liebe?

Schenk mir deine Liebe

Schenk mir deine Liebe

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

Beths Traum ist es immer gewesen, zu heiraten und eine Familie zu grunden. Auf den Reisen mit ihrem Vater musste sie sich mit der Lekture von Liebesromanen begnugen, doch nun gibt es einen Mann, der sie liebt, seit er sie das erste Mal gesehen hat. Nick Lassiter aber ist fur Beth eher ein Bruder. Gerade als er sie endlich von seiner Liebe uberzeugt hat, taucht eine Person aus seiner Vergangenheit auf, die die wachsende Zuneigung zwischen beiden ernsthaft in Gefahr bringt.

To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

Author: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2011

A young woman struggles to keep her ancestral property in 1886 Georgia, and discovers the man her father hired to help is more than he seems. Bridal Veil Island book 1.

House of Secrets

House of Secrets

Author: Tracie Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Peterson Presents a Compelling Contemporary Tale When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past. Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago...of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. They vowed, as children, to be silent--but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed. Yet can they trust their memories? Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee's affection, Mark becomes the strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow. Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to heal the past and ultimately to embrace love?

To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold

Author: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Bestselling Author Team Debuts New Historical Romance Series When Audrey Cunningham's father proposes that they move to Bridal Veil Island, where he grew up, she agrees, thinking this will help keep him sober and close to God. But they arrive to find wealthy investors buying up land to build a grand resort on the secluded island--and they want the Cunninghams' acreage. Contractor Marshall Graham can't imagine why the former drinking buddy of his deceased father would beckon him to Bridal Veil Island. And when Boyd Cunningham asks him to watch over Audrey, Marshall is even more confused. He has no desire to be saddled with caring for this fiery young woman who is openly hostile toward him. But when Audrey seems to be falling for another man--one who has two little girls Audrey adores--Marshall realizes she holds more of his heart than he realized. Which man will Audrey choose? And can she hold on to her ancestral property in the face of overwhelming odds?