Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Touching the Sky by Tracie Peterson
I received a complementary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. The Civil War has just ended and tension is still in the air. Laura comes from a family that supported the north. She finds herself drawn to a handsome Captain. Meanwhile her sister, Carissa is betrothed to a former confederate. They don't find what kind of man he is until after the wedding. The book had potential. I didn't like Carissa or her story line. This was a large portion of the book. I find it unbelievable that her family would allow Carissa to be courted by, much less marry the man that she did. The author paints Carissa as a very needy, spoiled, well-off girl. As soon as she gets married, this seems to change. She suddenly cares about what people think (she didn't seem to care before). There were a lot of things about the book that I found unbelievable. This made it hard to enjoy the story. I would give the book 2.5/5 stars.
Posted by Kristi at 11:18 AM