Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1) by Tracie Peterson

Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1)

Tracie Peterson Begins Compelling New Series Set on the 1840s FrontierGrace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.Having learned natural reme...

Details Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1)

TitleTreasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1)
Release DateFeb 28th, 2017
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Christian, Romance, Fiction, Christian Romance

Reviews Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, #1)

  • Shirley Revill
    I recently listened to Cherished Mercy not realising the book was part three of a trilogy but the audiobook worked absolutely fine as a standalone. The story really impressed me so I decided to read the other books in the series. I wasn't disappointed at all with the audiobook Treasured Grace it was just as as good as the first book that I listened to. It's really nice to have found another author whose stories I have really enjoyed. The narratio...
  • Gretchen Scott
    Tracie Peterson has written some of my favorite books and this one certainly did not disappoint. This book was set in the 1800's about three sisters who head west to Oregon territory. Along the way there they end up stopping for the winter at a mission that is close to two different tribes of Native Americans, Cayuse and the Nez Perce, as tensions rise between "the Boston men" and the Natives the struggle for the sisters increases. I thought the ...
  • Kav
    Don't let this ethereal cover art fool you. As gorgeous as it is, it doesn't begin to reflect the emotional turmoil found within the pages of this compelling book. Peterson has built a fascinating tale around an alarming piece of American history. It's a story rife with angst during a tumultuous time when settlers made their way West in hopes of a better life.Grace only wants two things. To keep what's left of her family together and use her heal...
  • Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
    Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use ...
  • Romancebooksandmore
    5 starsGrace Flannagen Martindale is headed west with her siblings the story starts with her burying her husband. It was a loveless match only put together so all parties could travel to Oregon. Grace decides to stay the winter at the Whitman Mission well she awaits word from her uncle. This is a decision that will end up haunting all. Alex Armistead is a fur trapper who lives among the Native american’s he has ran from his home in New Orleans ...
  • Paula-O
    Series "Heart of the frontier" book #1, Treasured Grace by Tracie PetersonI like reading this author and the story of Grace is one you don't want to miss.Three young women Grace-Hope and Mercy head west on the Oregon trail, Grace marries The Rev Martindale to be a marriage in name only as he needs a wife only to go to the mission field.He was a man that seemed to be full of himself and was always "Right", the sisters did not seem to miss him much...
  • Sharon
    Strong pro life message! Thank you Tracie Peterson!
  • Lizzy Bueckert
    I loved the characters very much and also the subject matter of the story. I felt for those that suffered and for all those who were not directly affected but had loved ones who were. I look forward to the next book!
  • Kristi
    I really enjoyed this book. It's been awhile since I've read a "old west" type book. I thought the characters and story were well developed and thought out. The author did a great job in handling the "abuse" that happened within the story and was not too descriptive about it. Rating: PG-13 (physical violence, abuse)Language: no use of deity, no profanity (clean language throughout)Recommend: yes
  • Dianne Sidebottom
    Sad time in history was the era when this took place. Interesting perspective through eyes of witnesses. How in hindsight looking back how the matter was dealt with. Plus their are victims today. Tough subject to write about. Interested in the setting of how Tracie will write the next books.
  • Amy
    This was a great start to a new series. Grace was the embodiment of her name. She was a very Christian and hospitable woman. Her attitudes towards the Native Americans started out severely prejudiced but overtime she modified her thinking. Despite all the tragedy struck the family, they kept their faith in God for the most part although they did ask questions. Anyone who had been through what they had to go through word. I think Alex was just a l...
  • Callie
    1/5 stars.I have to admit, I didn't enjoy this book.The back cover of Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson sounded interesting, which was why I picked it up. I had read a book by Peterson in the past, and though I didn't remember loving that one, I thought I'd give her another shot. I probably would have thought better of it if I had realized this book was about a massacre.I don't have a problem with books that deal with tragedy, but I have little ...
  • Fizzy
    Before I start this review there is a disclaimer I need to share with you. This is a book of historical fiction, I mean how many of us played Oregon Trail with the old school floppy disks (literally floppy) on a green screen computer. That is this book, sorta, the settling of Oregon Territory and the path to get there. This book is not an old school video game with green ducks and greener tomb stones. This book is about the real life tensions bet...
  • Laura
    Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson was an interesting historical novel set during the 1800's. The author has done her research well and really showed the hearts of the native Americans who were feeling anger and frustration of being forced off of their land by white people who gave no thought to ask first about how they could live together and instead just swooped in and took. This all comes to a head of course in a most horrifying account of an ...
  • Becky
    First sentence: "So what do you plan to do now that he's dead?"Premise/plot: Treasured Grace is the first in a new series, Heart of the Frontier, by Tracie Peterson. It is a three book series starring three sisters: Grace, Hope, and Mercy. The first book features Grace as its heroine. Grace and her sisters have reached the end of the Oregon Trail, but, things have ended unexpectantly. Her husband has died; she's now in charge of her two sisters a...
  • Raechel
    2.5 StarsI was looking forward to reading this book, but it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, actually. On the review-email it gave the description that the main characters were a midwife and a trapper – and to me, that sounds very good, so I requested it. And while Alex was indeed a trapper, Grace wasn’t a midwife – she was a healer, which maybe they would’ve been called midwives back then, but there was nothing that even mentioned ...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    The trials of the settlers of the Western Frontier were not easy. This book takes a look at a time in history when the "whites" and the "Indians" were in conflict. It follows a young woman, Grace Martidale, and her sisters as they follow the Oregon Trail. I appreciated that this book did not gloss over details of life for the people. Part of this book focuses on the Whitman Mansion Massacre. The book looks at the tensions that led up to it, the p...
  • Laurel
    Grace Martindale is left by alone with her sisters on the journey west when her husband dies. She isn't devastated, as it was a marriage for convenience only, but it is hard to be a single women on the wild frontier. Luckily she is smart and she has skills as a healer. When she gets to the Whitman mission she hopes to use those skills, especially as there is a devastating bout of cholera going around. She is shocked to find that the doctor there ...
  • Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
    It was a good read. I enjoyed the Oregon Trail aspect especially once they arrived at Fort Vancouver as that is where I get up. I studied all about McCloughlin and such and how important he was. I could not stand Dr. Whitman in this book. I am hoping his behavior and attitude was a stretch and not historically accurate. The Indian situation of the time was so hard. Especially for those who sympathized with them and yet still understood that the w...
  • Rebekah Brown
    Well, after reading several of Tracie Peterson's books, I've come to the conclusion that I do not care for her writing style. She seems to be a fairly popular Christian fiction author, but the few books I have read from her have been lackluster and just "ok". Treasured grace centers around a horrifying event, so it has a dark and depressing feel for a good section of the story. That does not help the already mediocre characters and lack of direct...
  • Abigail
    Okay so somehow my first review disappeared even after saving so now I got to re-do it yeah! Okay so can I just that Tracie Peterson and Melanie Dickerson are the two best authors in the world! I absolutely loved this book! It had so much plot and the characters were AMAZING!!!!! Okay so there were a few plot twists and there was a very major one that had me in tears. (But I wont say anymore.) There was a few things that I would advise that if yo...
  • Leanne
    Tracie Peterson done a wonderful job with this book! It is well written and has memorable characters.The plot and speed of the story were great. And it was hard to put the book down! Although some of the events that took place were hard to hear about. But Tracie Peterson handled a hard time in history nicely, and the book never got into to many details. It was a great book and I highly recommend it! I received this book free from Bethany House Pu...
  • Katerina Provost
    A light read and a beautiful story of redemption.
  • Debbie Dadey
    As part Cherokee, I'm not a big fan of Andrew Jackson who is a character in this book. I do like history though. I enjoyed the story; my main problem was that the female character wanted to learn more, but never made any effort to do so.
  • Connie
    I really enjoy reading American historical fiction. I also enjoy reading Tracie Peterson's books. This book is the first in a new series which is called Heart of the Frontier. The story is quite tragic and deals with the relationships between Native Americans and White settlers. The reader's perspective could vary dependent on the opinion of the White settlers moving West across America in the 1800's. Today I started reading, BELOVED HOPE, which ...
  • Lori
    This book was ok. I've read better from this author.It is still a spell binding book. I do like it because of the historical parts of the story. There were some characters that I liked better than others but to me the story just didn't pick up like it should have I was overall disappointed. In the shadow of Denahli was my favorite read.
  • Terry Houchin
    I love Tracie Peterson's books. Thank you Bethany House for sending me a copy to review.Treasured Grace is the first book in the Heart of the Frontier Series. It tells the tale of three sisters who are traveling to Oregon City to stay with their uncle. The trip west in 1848 is not for the faint of heart.The timing for this book is right before the gold rush in California. Wagon trains are heading west to settle the Oregon Territory. There is chol...
  • Nathan Albright
    [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]The author of this book, working in a genre I do not read as often as others but still often enough to familiar with [1], managed to make about the most Nathanish historical romance possible, and I mean that in the most unpleasant possible way. I feel it necessary to give a fair warning about this review, because I am going to discuss some spoiler...
  • Julia
    Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson is a marvellous Christian historical romance. It is the start of the Heart Of The Frontier series and what a cracking read that promises to be.Set in 1847, Tracie Peterson has incorporated the Whitman Mission massacre into her work of fiction. This does not make for easy reading but history is not always kind. We need to learn from history in the hope of not repeating it.The novel highlights the tensions between...
  • Narita
    Historical novels are always so exciting to me as I get to step into the past with characters and their lives the author has created. I live beside them and experience living and facing challenges during that era. The early American frontier was such a time of change and adventure. That’s why so many of us love westerns right? Reading about those times and entertaining ourselves with movies is far different than living during that era. This is ...