Monday, July 25, 2016

A Beauty Refined

A Beauty Refined
Sapphire Brides (Book 2)
Tracie Peterson
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764213250
July 2016/320 pages/$14.99

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.


Tracie 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. Find out more about Tracie at


I don't know how I missed the first book in this series, but I'm glad I didn't miss this one! Tracie Peterson has created a fascinating story that captured my attention from the opening scenes and made it difficult to put down. As always, her compelling characters and authentic setting make me feel as if I have been transported into the story and am right there with Phoebe as she begins to discover that all is not what she has been told. Heartrending twists and escalating danger made my heart pound as I essentially devoured this novel, loath to set it aside for even a short while. While these novels stand alone, I'm eager to go back and read the first one, A Treasure Concealed and am already eagelry anticipating the September release of book 3, a Love Transformed. Jump into this series with me and get your copy of A Beauty Refined today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity Group for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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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.

Join Tracie in celebrating the release of A Beauty Refined by entering to win her Precious Gems giveaway (details below) and by attending her author chat party on August 9!

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