Friday, August 8, 2014
A Moment in Time- Tracie Peterson
Description: Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible.
Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears.
But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future...and for her heart
My Thoughts: I have read other books by Tracie Peterson and really liked them, but this just was not one of those. I think that the first issue was that I simply did not care about what happened to the characters. Alice seemed a little too excepting of things that happened to her and unwilling to fight back or get what she wanted, while Marty was horribly selfish.
I had also thought that the story was going to be about Alice and Robert. Yet by almost a fourth of the way through, Robert had only been in one scene and Marty had been the main character so far. At that point, I simply could not keep reading and skipped to the last fourth of the book and read that.
Now the end was pretty sweet. Robert seemed like a great guy and he deserved to find happiness with Alice. But reading the end still gave me no desire to go back and read the middle half of the story. I felt like most of the conflict was summed up well enough at the end that I didn't miss anything.
I still plan to read more of Tracie's books, just not this series.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.