A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson ~ Review

A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides, #2)Lucie's Review:

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited at the opportunity to travel with her father to America. She tries hard to smooth the ruffled feathers that her father leaves in his wake, with his expectation of preferential treatment and harsh words.

Phoebe's father is interested in investing in the sapphires mined in Helena, Montana. There they meet Ian and young Kenny. Ian facets gems, cutting them so that they catch the light to their best advantage. He also cares for the son of his mother's friend, Kenny, helping out where he can because Kenny doesn't have a father in his life.

Phoebe has found a promise of new life in Montana, but her father plans to return to Germany, will she have the courage to fight for her new beliefs?

I liked Phoebe and how she is not like her father, she is curious about Christianity as her father forbids any sort of religion. But she is curious about the faith that her late mother held dear. I liked how she matured over the course of the book learning the chart her own path, and making new friends.

There is a lot going on in this book, but it takes a while to get there, with a slow start, but after that it picks up from the middle to the conclusion. I really like Elizabeth and Kenny, who befriend Phoebe and are not afraid to reach out to her, and talk about their faith. A great book that is so much more than a romance.

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