Book Review: A Beauty Refined

A Beauty Refined
Sapphire Brides
By Tracie Peterson

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 that she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path to 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's love for history and research fuels the bestselling stories she writes. She is the author of over one hundred novels and the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

My Thoughts: Mysteries and romance novels are two of my favorites, so of course when I heard about A Beauty Refined I had to check it out. From the beginning I loved Phoebe and the Old World meets new world brought me in to the story with easy. Having an articulate heroine is great, and unlike a lot of romances, she does have her flaws making it all the more interesting. If you like A Change of Heart or Captured by Love you'll for sure want to check out A Beauty Refined. 

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