From the back of the book: "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. Yet 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."
My review: This is book two of Tracie Peterson's series Land of the Lone Star. I enjoyed the first book in the series, so I was looking forward to reading this book as well. I think I enjoyed this one a little bit better. Tracie Peterson is able to create believable characters and although a few of the situations the characters found themselves in were a little unbelievable it did not detract from the story. While Ms. Peterson did include a couple of the characters from the previous book these books can stand alone and be read in any order. Readers who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy reading this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.