Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Promise to Believe In by Tracie Peterson

"After years spent following their father and his wanderlust, the three Gallatin sisters begin to fashion a life for themselves in the Montana wilds, operating a roadhouse at the crossroads of two stage lines. When their father is accidently killed, however, the oldest sister, Gwen, reasons that she's cursed. Death seems to haunt her every step. As the sisters work to maintain the roadhouse, an unexpected visitor arrives, sending Gwen into turmoil. Is he whom he claims to be? And can she dare to hope that love might again be hers?" -GoodReads

The story begins with the tragic death of Gwen, Beth and Lacy’s father. Each sister handles the passing in her own way but for Lacy she is set on vengeance. A great deal of the story focused on Lacy and her need for uncovering what really happened. I had a few suspicions but ended up being kind of disappointed with the whole thing. I understand the need to forgive, but for story purposes it would be been more interesting if it had been handled a bit differently. The relationship with Gwen and Hank was fun to watch unfold. Hank starts off as a pompous and mean. By the end he has grown a lot and become a much better person.

Throughout the story we were continually being switched around from multiple points of view. I can usually handle this when its each chapter, but when it sometimes switches 3 or so times in one chapter it can be a bit distracting. After awhile I got use to it and it and it didn’t bother me as much, but I would have preferred it if Peterson had just focused on Hank and Gwen, since this was their story in the first place.

Although in parts it moved a little slow or felt a little too drawn-out, I still became attached to the sisters and am curious to find out what happens with them in the other books in the trilogy.

Book One: A Promise to Believe in
Book Two: A Love to Last Forever
Book Three: A Dream to Call My Own (June 2009)

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of these books. I'll have to try them out!


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