Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson

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A Beauty Refined (Bethany House, July 2016)
What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem?
Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions—both for her and the gemstones—are not what she thinks.
Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the dignified young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie–a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.
Meeting Ian has changed everything for Phoebe, and she begins to consider staying in America, regardless of her father’s plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger that results when her family’s deception begins to unravel.

My opinion: I enjoyed this latest read by Tracie Peterson more than I have enjoyed a lot of her previous works. This one actually kept my attention and was filled with more interesting characters and an intriguing heroine.
This one had an intriguing mystery and a sweet, well developed romance that I really enjoyed this book was a real page turner and had all of the elements that one appreciates in a historical novel.  An easy and very enjoyable read this book is a gem.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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