Little does Phoebe know that her father's plans—for the sapphires and his daughter—are not what they seem. If you love historical fiction, romance, and adventure, don't miss Tracie Peterson's A Beauty Refined. When Phoebe meets Ian, everything changes. 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.
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About the Book
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.
The second book in the Sapphire Brides series, A Beauty Refined, takes readers on an adventure to Montana to acquire gemstones, and it’s full of romance, secrets, and danger. The characters have interesting backstories to drive them through the twists and turns of the plot, and all in all, it’s the type of story I expect to read when I pick up one of Tracie Peterson’s novels. While it seemed pretty predictable to me, I did enjoy A Beauty Refined - it kept me entertained from beginning to end. Any reader who loves historical romance (particularly the ones by Tracie Peterson) could enjoy it, so be sure to check it out!
Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of A Beauty Refined and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.
About the AuthorTracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.