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Chasing the Sun initially had everything working against it for me. Labeled Christian fiction, set around the Civil War and set on a ranch, it didn’t seem like it was going to be my cup of tea. I was completely wrong.
Hannah Dandridge suddenly finds herself the head of the
Texas ranch her father
acquired due to the war. As she is learning the ropes, the son of the previous
owners of the ranch, William Barnett returns to reclaim his property. Hannah must decide the best course of action in
order to provide for herself and her young siblings. I wish the author had showed more details
about ranch life during that time. At times I had a hard time connecting with
the time period and feel as though more details about daily life would have helped.
Hannah and William face a myriad of struggles as they sort out the ranch
ownership, as well as their feelings towards each other. The story twists and
turns seemingly with every page and you start to truly care about the
If you are looking for an easy summer read with an engaging story, I would definitely pick Chasing the Sun up.
Bethany House Publishers provided me a copy of this book to review, but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations and thoughts while reading this novel.