Touching the Sky is the second book of the Land of the Lone Star series and while both the first book, Chasing the Sun and this one feature a gutsy female lead and a lot of intrigue, this second book was superior. This book was part historical fiction, part Christian fiction, part romance and part mystery. Tracie Peterson does it all and she does it well.
In typical Tracie Peterson fashion, the spunky young lead, Laura Marquardt, meets Captain Brandon Reid, the good guy who becomes smitten upon first encounter with the audacious Laura and their love story begins. Laura and her family have always been Union supporters, but her sister marries a former Confederate soldier, one who may not be as reformed as he claims. Laura must find out where his alliances lie in order to protect her sister and enlists Brandon, who has his own motives for investigating the Confederacy, and together they uncover some alarming truths.
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.