Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Review: Chasing the Sun

*image from Amazon.com


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 characters.

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.

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