I recently received Traceie Peterson’s newest book to read and review. I’ve always enjoyed Tracie Peterson’s books. Her “Heirs of Montana” series was one of my favorites of all hers. So when I received this first book in her new series, the “Brides of Seattle,” I was eager to read it.
Steadfast Heart is the story of wealthy, only child 20 year old Lenore Fulcher. Her parents are insistent that she marry a man of equal standing and try to set her up with various proper gentleman. Lenore, however, resists all of those and searches for true love. When she sees Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, she falls instantly for him. Kolbein is searching for his runaway sister and Lenore is not sure how he feels about her. Steadfast Heart supposedly tells the story of Kolbein and Lenore, but what I found disconcerting is that Lenore isn’t even mentioned for a good portion of the book.
I enjoyed the story of Steadfast Heart but it was not one of my favorites. I felt there were too many other little stories going on, which I’m sure was intentional, since this was the first book of a series. Most times that doesn’t bother me, but this time, I found it distracting and was actually glad when the book finished. I’m not giving up on Tracie Peterson but I probably won’t finish this series. I’d rather reread some of her other ones.
Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.