‘TAMING THE WIND’: AN INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL NOVEL

September 22, 2012 3 Comments

STORY: In Peterson’s third and final novel of this Texas saga, we re-visit the once vibrant wisp of a girl, Carissa Lowe. Following her marriage to Malcolm Lowe, Carissa is no longer the same girl. Finding out your husband still wants war following the Civil war is not knowledge any woman wants to hear of her husband. Hidden from the world, Carissa will never forget the anger and abuse Malcolm subjects her to. If only one good thing comes from their union, it’s her two-year-old daughter, Gloria. Amazed that the child survives Malcolm’s wrath, her daughter is the only thing that keeps Carissa from hiding away from everyone.

Now living with her sister’s family at their Texas ranch, she vows never to allow another man into her life… until she again re-acquaints herself with Tyler Atherton. Despite her promises, Tyler always has and still does stir something inside her, and Carissa finds herself in danger of letting him into her heart.

‘TAMING THE WIND’: AN INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL NOVEL. A review of the 2012 novel by Tracie Peterson. All text © Rissi JC

TAMING THE WIND, BY TRACIE PETERSON | BOOK REVIEW


REVIEW | In the past, Peterson always writes a satisfying piece of fiction but lately, somehow, her prose seems smaller. It’s as if she’s running out of new stories and in some effect, these re-tell novels she’s written once before. Each of the characters is memorable and I did like how well she ties together all three books (this one brings everyone back). Carissa is the sister of the heroine from Touching the Sky and in this novel we are invited into Hannah and Will’s home (Chasing the Sun). This cast of characters has a deep faith, but despite their easy likability, the story lacks depth. It’s more a “practical” example of how generic the faith content is in some fiction. This is, always, sad to me as a reader.

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One of the most irritating thing about the book is how “off” the dialogue seems. It’s as if nearly every conversation doesn’t read realistic to the timeframe. Also, the character’s reactions hardly seem appropriate for the circumstances. These are just a few of the prose aspects that came across stilted. Like nearly every novel, the climax builds excitement only to fall flat, and if you’re looking for a sweeping romance, you’d best look elsewhere. 

IN CONCLUSION: Taming the Wind concludes (quietly) what has been a sweet series though for the romantic reader, this won’t satisfy.

About the Book:

Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Land of the Lone Star – Book 3
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical
Shop the Book: Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads
Rating: 3 ½ out of 5

Many thanks to the publisher for providing this review copy for the purpose of writing this review

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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