Book Review- A Matter Of Heart, by Tracie Peterson

Back Cover Copy:

Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But her world is upended when two new men come into her life, and both manage to stir her heart.

Harrison Gable is a successful young lawyer with ambitions that match Jessica’s dreams. His warm, attentive manner and thoughtful gifts make her feel special.

Austin Todd, a former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector. But after learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he’s drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case. Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes.

If Jessica follows her heart, where will it lead?

Author Bio:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. Learn more at

My review:

I enjoy Tracie Peterson’s writing. This particular story was the third is a series and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I usually do. I hadn’t read the other two books very recently, and though I remembered some of the characters and the basic story line, it did get a little confusing at times. I think that if someone tried to read this as a stand alone book they would be disappointed.

I like that she weaved in the characters from other stories, but trying to bring along the too much of the storyline from the other books didn’t work well.

On a positive note, I did like the characters and I could see the growth process that they went through in the book. I would give this a three out of five stars.

Bethany House gave me a copy of the book in exchange for my writing a review.


About Norma Downing

Christian romance author Norma Downing has been writing for years. She writes both contemporary and historical. She currently has a contract with CrossLink Publishing for her first novel, A Promise Made, set in Kansas in 1899.
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