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Tracie Peterson
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Taming the Wind (Land of the Lone Star #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  742 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
As Cassie and Tyler struggle to follow their hearts, will the hardship of life on the Texas plains destroy their hope of a future together?
ebook, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Bethany House Publishers
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Annie Kate
Sep 26, 2012 Annie Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this novel, Tracie Peterson deftly weaves together character, plot, and dialogue to make a quick-paced story that is almost impossible to put down. In fact, while I did manage to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I got up at 5AM to finish it before my family woke up!

I love the way the characters apply God’s Word to their lives as they face challenge after challenge. It’s natural, authentic, and true. There’s no preaching here, but lots of Christian living and growing. Tracie Peterson writes exc
3.5 stars

I always enjoy Tracie Peterson's books and this one is no exception. However, there were parts of the story that were just...dull and redundant. The story has a strong Christian message and I usually enjoy that in books, but at times it just seemed too much.

Carissa has had to deal with a lot in her young life. Her husband, who before they married seemed like the perfect man (caring, thoughtful, loving, etc.), quickly changed once they were married - into an abusive man. So she has a fea
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One thing that always impresses me about Tracie Peterson's books is the manner in which they capture the flavour of the time period they are written in, and Taming The Wind is one such book. I found it fascinating how the characters struggled to live in post-Civil War Texas, dealing with the harsh feelings between Union and Confederate supporters, or how Tyler has to deal with the loss of his family's land due to fighting for the losing side. It is clear that the author has done her research wel
Dec 01, 2013 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Land of the Lone Star series. The story centers on Carissa Lowe, a widow and mother of a little girl. Carissa’s past with her abusive husband haunts her along with the tragic events that resulted in the loss of her husband. The author does a good job in explaining briefly the events that occurred to Carissa (being the fact that Book Two was about these events) which lead to her fearfulness and caution. Tyler Atherton is very much a part of Carissa’s story. He saved ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taming the Wind is more than a love story.

Cassie Lowe has escaped a nightmare marriage to only be imprisoned in fear. She worries about letting people get close enough to hurt her and her daughter. She worries for her daughter's safety. She chooses to seal off her heart to anyone that could hurt them. Only through God does she learn that she has to turn her fears over to Him to truly be free.

Tyler Atherton is also living in a prison, but his is one of unforgiveness. His father was killed by Indi
Sep 16, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taming the Wind is a wonderful romance about second chances, forgiveness and letting go of the past. To read my review in its' entirety, please click HERE.
An interesting story set in Texas just after the civil war, this novel starts a little slowly, but includes a sweet romance, criminals out for revenge, Indian uprisings, a kidnapping, new babies, and a cattle drive. The third book in this series, there is enough background to read it alone, but it will be even more enjoyable if you've read the other two. The plot shows how difficult forgiveness can be, and how difficult it is to give up a thirst for revenge. Carissa Lowe and her cute daughter, G ...more
Mar 22, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0764206177
Genre: Historical romance

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 r
Apr 09, 2013 Jolene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carissa Lowe's first marriage ended with a disaster that would have taken her life if not for the heroic actions of Tyler Atherton. Little more than two years later, Carissa finds herself living near attractive, vengeful Tyler. As Tyler struggles with his father's murder, Carissa is bound by fear and mistrust. Although drawn to each other, their inability to move forward with their lives holds them apart. It will take a cattle drive, the danger of the Texas frontier, and a miracle to hold them t ...more
Victor Gentile
Sep 12, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tracie Peterson in her new book “Taming The Wind” Book Three in the Land Of The Lone Star series published by Bethany House takes us into the lives of Carissa Lowe and Tyler Atherton.

From the back cover: 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 forgotte
Kay Bsomething
Dec 19, 2012 Kay Bsomething rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taming the Wind, by Tracie Peterson; Book 3 of Land of the Lone Star series.

I think know this was my favorite of the three books in this series. I do feel that you need to have read the 2nd book, Touching the Sky, to be really familiar with the lead characters in this book. Since it was more of a continuation of Touching the Sky, I love getting to see what happened to Brandon and Laura after their ‘story’ ended. Seeing Carissa’s personnel growth and seeing Hannah and William {Chasing the Sun} ag
Maureen Timerman
Sep 01, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Things have changed so much since these characters were introduced in the first two books. You can read this one alone, there are enough facts presented to follow.
William and Hannah Barnett are ranching her families land, and Tyler Atherton is working there. He has been unable to get his land back. They want to drive cattle from Texas to Kansas and have asked Brandon to help.
Carissa Lowe and her precocious two year old Gloria are now living with her Sister Laura, Brandon and baby Daniel. Laura i
Virginia Campbell
"Land of the Lone Star" is a wonderfully-written inspirational historical romance series from author Tracie Peterson. Set in Texas during the Civil War and the years following the end of the war, the series deals equally with the effects of the war and other issues faced by those who lived during this era of myriad societal changes. I was born and raised in the mountains of Virginia, and reminders of the War Between the States are still a powerful presence in the Blue Ridge. Tracie Peterson real ...more
Love story that teaches to trust the Lord. He won't leave in your time of need. Don't give up on a heart that has been hurt, but trust the love will heal a broken one.

Carissa Lowe is now back with her sister Laura and Brandon her husband in an unsettled Texas after the civil war between north and south. She is helping Laura while she is expecting another child and while her parents are traveling. Her and Gloria are trying to find a new start after her husband and captor were killed and she was
Kianna Rose
Oct 03, 2012 Kianna Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taming the Wind is my type of Western! Tracie Peterson is a wonderful story teller and having read her books before (House of Secrets) I knew that this read was sure to please! I didn't read the two preceding books in the Land of the Lone Star Series but I felt well acquainted with everyone.

I loved the two main characters, Carissa and Tyler. Both have had painful, traumatic pasts that have embittered their hearts, but are working toward embracing their present and enjoying their future... togeth
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Sometimes our past can be our personal prison. We have been so hurt in our pasts that we vow that we will never be hurt like that again, and we make a covenant with ourselves that we will do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn't happen. Even if it means keeping love out at all costs. That's just what Carissa Lowe believes she is doing. She is protecting not only herself and her heart, but that of her daughter Gloria. After the man who she left have her heart, not only broke it but broke he ...more
Amy Bradsher
This book is a cut above your ordinary historical romance. Having barely survived an abusive marriage, Carissa isn't interested in trusting her life - or that of her daughter - to a man ever again. Living on the Texas frontier, only years after the Civil War ends, complicates this decision, especially when the local Native Americans begin to rebel against the United States Army. All of these issues affect Carissa's decision, making it less about a romantic, starry-eyed emotion and one more about ...more
This book, Taming the Wind, is the third in a trilogy by Tracie Peterson called Land of the Lone Star. Reading the second book in the series, Touching the Sky, is highly recommended as the main characters in this book also appear in that book and this is merely a continuation of their story.

Peterson makes getting to know her characters easy; they are realistic and their relationships follow a natural progression. The setting of the book is post-Civil War Texas; the Rebels have been defeated soun
Renae Sattazahn
Sep 03, 2012 Renae Sattazahn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tracie Peterson is a veteran writer with dozens of novels under her belt. She's been a Bethany House author for as long as I can remember. One of her newest books is "Taming the Wind," book 3 in the "Land of the Lone Star" series.
This story begins with Carissa Lowe, who was widowed at an early age. Tyler Atherton saved her life some time ago, but hasn't forgotten Carissa. Unfortunately, bitterness and fear, results of her previous marriage to an unsavory man, hold her back from welcoming a new
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
The widow Carissa Lowe and her three year old daughter Gloria are on an extended visit with her sister, Laura and brother-in law, Brandon on their Texas ranch. Carissa makes sure she keeps a close eye on Gloria fearing the dangers of this wild country.

Tyler Atherton visits the ranch often in hopes of spending time with Carissa and Gloria.

Carissa's fears are heightened when Brandon and Tyler along with a couple of other ranchers start planning a cattle drive. The men will be gone approximately th
Feb 28, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tracie Peterson is one of those authors who never ceases to amaze me. She writes so many books–and they are, every single one of them, well-constructed and a joy to read all the way through!

This series is the first I’ve read of Tracie’s in a while, only because I have so many books that I’m supposed to read for reviews. I was thrilled when this one came up for a LitFuse Blog Tour. It gave me an excuse to read all of the books of the Land of the Lone Star series. I also haven’t been one to pick u
Lisa Johnson
Nov 03, 2014 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Taming the Wind
Author: Tracie Peterson
Pages: 336
Year: 2012
Publisher: Bethany
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo... . Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
Opening the pages of this novel is like crawling into a comfortable bed. Storyteller Tracie Peterson brings us
Feb 04, 2013 Margaret marked it as hardcopy-review-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Litfuse
Tracie Peterson is one of those authors that for me, when it comes to her historicals, it's a buy first, read the back cover details later. It doesn't even matter where it is, Washington, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Montana and even Kansas. It's pretty much guaranteed to be an enjoyable read to me. The only bad thing (not really bad) I came across in this series is that I was not in love with the cover images. They just didn't grab me and entice me to pick it up to read, but being from Traci ...more
Jan 09, 2014 Manuela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel was an solid read. For me, there was a familiarity that came with this novel. It’s a part of a series (three novels so far) so seeing the same characters from the first and second book made me feel more connected to the characters. This story tackled very serious issues such as unforgiveness, pain and hurt from broken hearts, and more. Even though it was mellow at some points, joy and laughter is brought forth from Carissa’s daughter. Her childlike honesty and carefree attitude brings ...more
Cherie Kasper
May 25, 2013 Cherie Kasper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read several of Tracie's books and have loved them all. I have not read the two before this book yet though. I have them on my list to read. I won this in a book giveaway so read it out of order.
Carrissa has a past, one she wants to completely forget. The only thing is that living with her daughter and her sister and family on a ranch is taking her right where she doesn't want to go. Back to that time she wants to forget.
Tyler has a mission in life, to get back the ranch that was lost t
Feb 25, 2016 Niki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in this series I have listened to on audible and really liked the story. Who doesn't like a story about cowboys and misfortuned ladies. I enjoyed the characters and the story with the drama that played out. I had a very hard time with the narrater of the story on audible, she made both of the characters sound 80 years old not like young, hot, fun people you want to read about.
Dec 01, 2014 Krissie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
hough 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
Nov 15, 2012 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-reviewed
Taming The Wind, the third book in the Land of the Lonestar Series by Tracie Peterson was a very heartwarming and enjoyable read. I have yet to read the other two books in this series, but this one can easily stand on its own. I loved this one enough to purchase the other two books in the series, so I can know the complete story. The characters were likable and I was happy with the way the story ended. I give this one a 4 out of 5, as it was an enjoyable, but not a life changing read for me.
Eva D. Kreisher
Jun 30, 2016 Eva D. Kreisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stop p poo storyloiiGood excitement in the land of the wsind

Ok. Enjoyed the book. Read and relax. Really would like to skip these reviews. How can I prevent future requests o review books?
Joleen Devens
Nov 10, 2015 Joleen Devens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, Tracie Peterson's books are full of surprises and have a great uplifting end to the story. I loved this series and I am sad when I finished. I will have to look for another series to start.
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

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