Touching the Sky by Peterson

Laura Marquardt has a problem. She is drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. The only problem – he is a Yankee and she is every bit a southern belle fresh from the tragedy of the Civil War.

Touching the Sky
Land of the Lone Star 2
by Tracie Peterson
Bethany House
June 2012

She is deeply concerned that her young sister Carissa is being courted by Malcolm – an ex-
Confederate soldier. He seems too good to be true. Her parents are all for the marriage, but Laura has her suspicions. Laura wants to educate the freed slaves. This, of course, is a no-no. Who ever heard of such a thing. Her father and the town people are deadly against a young women dealing with the Negros.

After the marriage, Laura discovers her sister is being abused by her husband. She takes matters into her own hands and brings Carissa to her parents home. Malcolm is very angry and kidnaps Laura and Carissa.. It is up to Captain Reid and his men to rescue the women and foil Malcolm’s plot to destroy the town.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Ms. Peterson does an excellent job of describing the feelings of the people that existed between the Confederates and Yankees. The war is over, but the hostilities remain. The defeat of the South is a bitter reality.

Highly recommended.

Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is an 80 year old avid reader reviews the newest in Christian fiction and non-fiction with a sprinkle of the secular on top..

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.