Book Review | Along the Rio Grande

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Along the Rio Grande by Tracie Peterson.

About the Book

Is her compassion doing more harm than good?

Recently widowed Susanna Jenkins has decided to follow her family to the booming town of San Marcial, New Mexico, for a fresh start and to aid in her family’s sudden change in fortune. They are tasked with managing her uncle’s new Grand Hotel, and it takes all her patience to try to help her parents see the good of their circumstances and relinquish their sense of entitlement.

She’s hopeful when her brother becomes determined to get a job and make his own way, and she feels drawn to his kind boss, Owen Turner, who works as a boilermaker for the Santa Fe’s train shops in town. But the hard work only seems to fuel her brother’s anger, and his rough new friends give her pause.

When misguided choices put Susanna’s family in an even more precarious situation, she worries her help has only made things worse. Leaving her family to fend for themselves seems like the best option, but how can she walk away from the true friendships–and love–that she’s found?

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Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Along the Rio Grande by Tracie Peterson is the first book in her historical romance series Love on the Sante Fe.

The setting, along the Sante Fe rail line, is fascinating and drew me to this series. I loved learning about the rail line and Harvey House hotels. In this book, Susanna’s uncle has built a rival hotel and her parents are supposed to manage it. She ends up having to do so because her of her parents’ situation.

If you love stories with a redemption themes, then give this one a read. You’ll especially love the ending, I think. I enjoyed the plot arc and really liked Susanna and Owen.

If you like Christian historical fiction, I recommend this one.

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