A BEAUTY REFINED
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 wile 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.
Another classic historical romance from Tracie Peterson. And God bless this author for the way she brings faith to life in her novels. It is so intricately woven into the plot that the entire story would collapse if it was left out. And the attention to detail! From the title to the sapphire mining and refining -- such scope for parallels in our Christian walk of faith. Uplifting and hopeful.
Phoebe is in for a real awakening when she arrives in Montana. Nothing is as it seems -- not in her past or her present. She is left reeling, searching for answers to questions she never knew she had. Ian becomes a friend she can count on and he isn't shy about sharing his faith, inviting her to consider enticing possibilities that would infuriate her father.
A villain consumed by greed threatens Phoebe and all she holds dear and the plot takes a sinister turn. Danger and evil versus light and life and all is nearly lost before a hope and a future can be secured. Definite reader satisfaction!
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