Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Report & Giveaway: A Sensible Arrangement, by Tracie Peterson

Celebrating Tracie Peterson's 100th book! YES THAT'S RIGHT! I cut my Inspiration fiction reading teeth on Tracie Peterson. I almost fainted when I found myself in the same room with her. Of course the fact I was also six months pregnant and anemic might have had something to do with it.

Anyway, A Sensible Arrangment is a great read. I really loved the fact her heroine was in her 30's. You don't see that as often and Tracie captured the young hip version of this historical heroine ("hip" isn't probably the correct terminology, but cut me some slack) while also giving her the maturity due someone in their thirties who'd experienced the trials of life.

It IS an arranged marriage story. BUT Tracie doesn't go the route of arranging a marriage to save a ranch. Instead our hero is a bank manager trying to save face with the powers-that-be of the bank who find an eligible bachelor less than seemly to hold such a powerful position. Married and settled is far more preferred. Of course, there is the ranch aspect. This is the West (Colorado) to be precise. And Jake wants to ranch while Marty, our heroine, wants to b as far away from it as she can. That's where she came from, and what she's running from. The memories of a marriage that ended to soon. So it wouldn't be a good idea to tell her new husband she holds his dreams in her hands, would it?

OK! no spoilers! The romance between the two is classic Tracie Peterson, as are the Spiritual threads, the gently woven plot that keeps you turning pages and the well-scripted scenery.

She has not disappointed with this one-hundredth book, only proven why Peterson is the MASTER of everything Historical Romance.

So if you were going to be married in an arranged marriage, what State would you hope your intended lived in? Leave your answer in the comments and enter to win the book! 
Lis K is the winner of last week's give away, watch for an email!
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10 comments:

  1. I'm gonna go with Maine.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. I'd go with Texas or Alaska. :-)

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  3. Hawaii for sure! I've always wanted to go there plus I love the beach. I'd love to win this book. I really enjoy arranged marriage stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I would love to get married in Hawaii
    Never been there before.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  5. I'd have to say Virginia. I've always liked that state. Love the history and the climate is moderate.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Washington state...I would love to be able to live around and hike around those beautiful forest ;)

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    1. Carolina! You are the winner of this book!!! Send me an email at jaimewrightbooks(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and I will ship it out to you!

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  7. I'm gonna say... maybe Tennessee or North Carolina. I love me some cowboys and some Southern hospitality! ;) (And I can say that, 'cause I'm single. ;) )

    Thank you for the opportunity! Will share on my Pinterest board "Christian Deals & Giveaways."

    -Lizzie

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  8. Hi, Jaime!!

    I love my home state of Ky, but would love to be married, and live, in Hawaii - one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen!!

    The fact that Tracie has written 100 books is mind-boggling to comprehend - SO many story lines, and the number of hours involved (although she HAS to be an author who writes quickly)!! The fact that she has 100 published books is obvious verification of her writing talent and popularity, to say nothing of the inspiration her books provide!! Thanks for the opportunity to win her latest!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Wow, congrats to Tracie for having her 100th book published! I recall when I first heard of her when she was writing for Heartsong Presents over a decade ago! :-)

    If I were in an arranged marriage, I'd want my future spouse to be from someplace warm and tropical - Hawaii or Florida!

    ~Cecelia Dowdy~
    http://ceceliadowdy.com/blog/

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