Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides Book 1) by Tracie Peterson #grow4christ

on April 21, 2014

About the Book:

A Lone Star Brides book.

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.

Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.

Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways . . . and dreams and secrets collide?


Find out how to purchase a copy at Tracie Peterson’s website.


About the Author:

Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.


Learn more about Tracie at her website.


My Opinion:

I’ve read other novels that had an arranged or a mail order marriage as part of the plot and this one was no different – the woman is widowed and she vows never to fall in love again and only wants to marry to escape.  The difference lies in the fact that the man is forced into finding a bride by his employer and he himself is also a widow and he too does not want to fall in love again.  At first I thought “great, another mail order bride novel” but I was thankful that it turned out to be more than that and it was one in which love and also faith grows and becomes part of the characters life.  I’ve read other of Tracie’s books and they are always delightful reads – and this one is no different – it was a fabulous read and one that I enjoyed using to take a break from the unpacking we’ve been doing – I read it in a very short time frame.


The characters are deep and have very real dilemnas in their lives and that is what I like, the characters didn’t just have fluff but actual substance to their beings.  I could feel Mary’s agony over needing to leave the ranch that her husband worked and then to be put into the role of a society lady where everything is done for her (there are days I would love to have a maid) and then Jake who wants to be the best at his job but still longs to own his own ranch and also give Marty a good life.  I can’t wait to read book 2 and see where Marty and Jake end up and how their lives become even more full – both with their faith, their love and hopefully a few children.  I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to read a Christian historical fiction book that is a fast read but will also stay with you for awhile afterward.


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(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws



Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson’s 100th book! A Sensible Arrangement launches Tracie’s new Texas-based series, Lone Star Brides, that’s sure to please. As a special treat, devoted fans will be able to catch a glimpse of several popular characters from previous series.

Tracie is celebrating by giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a LIVE webcast event on 4/29.


One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the A Sensible Arrangement Live Webcast Event on April 29th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of A Sensible Arrangement and join Tracie and friends on the evening of April 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!


One response to “Litfuse Publicity: A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides Book 1) by Tracie Peterson #grow4christ

  1. Laraba says:

    Sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy. I’m going to try and get it. I wonder if the library has it :-).

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