A New Spirit Within
Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson is a wonderful Christian historical romance which I loved. It is the second book in the Heart Of The Frontier series but can be read as a stand-alone as all the back story is incorporated into the book. However I would recommend reading book one Treasured Grace first.
The novel deals with the after effects of trauma. Her “scars weren’t visible ones.” Today we would diagnose PTSD but it was unheard of in 1850. Tracie Peterson explores the difficulties of living a life of fear. “I lost more than my innocence… They took my dreams of love and a family. They took my ability to feel safe.” Home is no longer a refuge. Safety comes in withdrawing from people, hoping to feel better when… but it doesn’t happen. Fear dominates.