Beyond the Desert Sands, Large Print

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Can she reconcile who she's become with who she's meant to be?

Accustomed to an opulent life with her aunt, the last thing twenty-five-year-old Isabella Garcia wants is to celebrate Christmas in her parents' small silver-mining desert town, leaving her handsome beau, Diego Morales, behind in California. Adding insult to injury, she must bear the company of Aaron Bailey, the disapproving Santa Fe Railroad businessman her father has sent to escort her home, who clearly finds her spoiled.

But she is surprised to see how much the town of Silver Veil has grown and how fragile her father's health has become. Then a surprise visitor shows up with news that entirely upends the comfortable life she's been leading.

Faced with all these changes, Isabella struggles to sort through her future and who she wants to be. But trouble is brewing, and there are those who hope she stays just as she is, even if it costs her everything.

The Author

  1. Tracie Peterson
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    Tracie Peterson

    Tracie Peterson is the bestselling author of more than one hundred novels, both historical and contemporary, with more than six million copies sold. She has won the ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her avid...

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"The poignant rendering of transformation through faith will resonate with inspirational readers. This is another strong showing for Peterson."

Publishers Weekly

"Once again, Ms. Peterson, with her exceptional storytelling skill and fluent style, has crafted a captivating, inspiring story."

Interviews & Reviews

"The second of Peterson's Love on the Santa Fe novels, following Along the Rio Grande (2022), depicts a Mexican American family within a compelling historical context."


"This is a book with real edge and grit. . . . It's clear Peterson has a deep love for the American west, and as someone who grew up in Colorado, I was very happy to see that."

Manhattan Book Review