A recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both RT Book Reviews and ACFW, bestselling
author Tracie Peterson is a long-standing favorite in inspirational fiction. A talented writer who
knows what readers want, she continually delivers stories with unforgettable
characters living in fascinating places and times.

Having discovered so much captivating history while researching her Striking a Match Sries,
Peterson couldn’t resist writing more heartwarming stories set on the Texas frontier. With the
Land of the Lone Star Series, she looks at the effect the Civil War had on the nation far
beyond the battlefields of the eastern states. Torn between loyalties to the Union, the
Confederacy, and their own state, Texans must decide what to do when a neighbor suddenly
becomes an enemy.

Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn
to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her
desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality.

When Laura’s sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation
after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences. In her heart she feels she should
confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sister’s life. As the stakes continue to
rise and Brandon’s motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn… and
wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.

Portraying characters struggling to find their way amidst a nation torn asunder, Touching the Sky
is sure to entertain and delight readers and critics alike.

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About The Author

Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 100 books. Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests, including USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, best Religious Fiction for Embers of Love. Tracie and her family live in Montana.