Touching the Sky…..Tracie Peterson

Touching the Sky

Tracie Peterson 


Her heart is caught between the man she loves and the sister she’s desperate to protect.

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 Laura’s 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 sister’s life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandon’s motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn…and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.

“a superb novel that blends romance with post-Civil War history…and the evolution of our nation as it struggled through this turbulent time.” —CBA Retailers & Resources

“Peterson has done her history homework and writes with the confidence acquired over the course of authoring more than 90 novels…Peterson’s many fans will certainly be pleased with this foray into Texas history.” –Publishers Weekly

My Review

Again, Tracie Peterson captures our hearts and interest with this second book in Land of the Lone Star Series. In Touching the Sky, the story is about Laura Marquardt and her sister Carissa. Both sisters find love, Laura with Union Captain Brandon Reid and Carissa, Confederate Malcolm Lowe. Conflicts and difficulties arise as the story unfolds surrounding the lives of these two ladies.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book in every way. I really enjoyed the history so vividly described in Texas after the war, and I enjoyed characters created that are so realistic like and play their parts in the story so well. I love Tracie Peterson books, and this one is no different, it is a winner in my opinion.

I recommend that you go purchase your own copy of this book, and while you are at it, pick up a copy of all three books in Land of the Lone Star Series for your reading enjoyment. And if you like historical fiction, this is a must read for you!

About the Author

Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie’s Web site at and her blog at

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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