Book Review- Secrets of My Heart – Tracie Peterson, author

Secrets of My Heart is a story about a young woman, recently widowed from
a cold and emotionally private husband. He was wealthy, so she has enough money
to run a ladies boarding house, not for need of money, just for something to do.
After her lawyer discovers some secrets about her late husband, Nancy is appalled and
a bit frightened about the scope of the secrets.


The story revolves around Nancy, the widow, Seth, a childhood friend who works with her lawyer,
and Gerald Berkshire, a friend of her husband.
This book is clean Christian fiction, with Jesus and God as an ongoing part of the
way Nancy and Seth work through the situation left behind by her deceptive husband’s business. There is a lot of detail, and much to keep the reader interested in how the
story works itself out.

Yes, there is a bit of a love relationship, but Mrs. Peterson keeps it clean and safe for Christian readers. I must say I’m interested in finding out more about some of the characters, namely Mrs. Weaver, a boarder, Seth, and Gerald Berkshire. This is a good book, providing preliminary events that prepares the reader for the next book in her series.


I read Tracie Peterson’s books for 2 reasons: 1. There is a complete testimony for anyone who wants to be born again, and follow Jesus as their Savior and Lord in each book.
2. She tells a good story, with enough details and descriptions to keep my interest.

Romans 10:9-15: [9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
[10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
[11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
[12] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
[13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
[14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
[15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

You can learn more about Tracie Peterson at her website:  https://traciepetersonbooks.com/

Treasures of the North~ Yukon Quest~ book review

Treasures of the North, book 1 in the Yukon Quest series by Tracie Peterson, was well written and had a lot of variety in each character’s personality and story. This is one of the very few
series books that I actually want to read the next book from! Tracie Peterson published this in 2001, which was 19 years ago! I knew this would be one of her earlier works, and was happily surprised that her natural skill in telling a good Christian historical fiction story was already blooming profusely in Treasures of the North. 

Openly and unabashedly Christian, Mrs Peterson writes the clear and simple Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world, and how to be born again. THIS is the heart of her writings, and even on her website, she says, and I quote: Writing Christian fiction has been a ministry and joy for me. My goal is that every book I write–whether it’s a historical novel for a series, a standalone contemporary novel, a novella or a nonfiction book–would entertain, educate, and encourage each reader in whatever way God sees fit. This is my mission field and passion.  https://traciepetersonbooks.com/


God bless you, and thank you for remaining stedfast and loyal to the One Who gave you
the intelligence and perseverence to write solid, clean stories that are, indeed, a ministry and an education to your readers.
This story is about Grace, Karen, Doris, Martin, Peter, and to some extent, Jacob and Adrik. I liked all of the characters, and am looking forward to reading the next book, Ashes and Ice. I learned a lot about the gold rush, Skagway, Dyea, and how harsh the life was, of stampeders and their families in Alaska. Good research, great story.

 

Refining Fire ~ Brides of Seattle book 2

This is book 2 in the Brides of Seattle series, by Tracie Peterson.  An excellent book, clean, Christian historical fiction with characters you can sympathize with and identify easily with.   Plenty of solid story line, with Militine, Abrianna, Thane, Wade, the bridal school sisters, Miss Selma, Miss Miriam, and Miss Poisie , and an evil villian who will remain anonymous in this review.  You find out for yourself! 

This book had several biblically sound explanations of how to get to Heaven, how to be born again, which is one of the best things I appreciate about Tracie Peterson’s books.  Devout, and clear to all readers, you can’t read her books without knowing how to be born again.    Romans 10:9-13.

The historical account of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 was gripping, and tense.  Her descriptions of the city as it burned to the ground was as if you were there, experiencing a flaming inferno all around you.

 

There was also recovery, and plenty of hope and even some humor.  The research she puts into her books, the accuracy, is wonderful.

Enjoy this good read. 

 

Product details

  • Series: Brides of Seattle (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780764210624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210624
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds