TAMING THE WIND
A young widow nursing the wounds of her past...
A cowboy with demons of his own...
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 she's living with her sister on a nearby ranch, his life becomes intertwined with the lovely widow's. And Carissa's 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?
Awesome ending to the Land of the Lone Star series! Peterson meshes the storylines of the previous characters into a grand finale that's a real page-turner. But don't despair if you haven't read the first two books. Taming the Wind reads very well as a standalone. Fans of Hannah and William and Brandon and Laura will enjoy meeting up with them again though.
This is Carissa's story and it's her chance at redemption. She wasn't one of my favourite characters in the series - a very spoiled young miss with willful and conniving ways. But she's grown up some since our last encounter and I found her easy to relate to as the heroine of her own book.
This is very much a tribute to the women who settled the west. Courage and determination don't begin to cover it. Taming the Wind makes a fascinating read just for the historical information, but combined with the Peterson's heart-stopping plot twists, it becomes a not-to-be-missed book for your TBR shelf.
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