Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Beauty Refined

GIVEAWAY
PETERSON, TRACIE
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.

My Review:

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!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Beauty Refined, leave a comment below ore email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, please remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 27 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

45 comments:

  1. I have this one on my shelf :-) I love Tracie's writing, and can't wait for the time I can dive into this one. *Sigh* Lovely review as always, Kav!

    I'd want to read all the of the Sapphire Brides books, you just can't have one without the rest...lol!

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    1. They read as independent books though, Trixi so you can definitely start with this one....if only we could add an extra reading hour to the 24 we already get!

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    2. Yes, I realize that, but I really love having every single book in a series :-)

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  2. Sounds Great I have Book #1 of this Sapphire Bride Series in ebook It'd would be cool to have book 2 also.
    Thanks for the chance iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Definitely fun to collect a whole series. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. I Try to wait until I have them all before I read. Especially if they come out close together BUT sometimes I just can't LOL
      Thanks :)

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    3. I totally can't wait. I must read as soon as a book is in my grubby little hands. :-)

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  3. I'll definitely be reading this....love her books! My library always has her books...YAY.

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  4. Oh duh :-( I DID read it....I never miss reading her books, and she writes them so fast~

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    1. LOL -- This is actually the second book in the series and I'd read the first and the third before I even knew about this one. Luckily they read as standalones. Hard to keep track of her books, isn't it?

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  5. What a book! It sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing, Kav.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. Always enjoy reading her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. And so many of her books to choose from! Good luck, Kim.

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    2. Yes but that it so much fun to figure out what to read first.

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  7. Great review, KAV! I have book one in my TBR. I've not read many of Tracie's books. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  8. Ooooh! I want to read all of Tracie Peterson's books! This one is no exception, lol.
    Elly -Indiana-

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  9. I love Christian suspense books. FishingjanATaolDOTcom

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  10. oh my this sounds wonderful. I love reading her books. She had a series with Judith Pella "Ribbons of Steel" I loved those books and had a hard time putting them down
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. I haven't read that series but I'll definitely look it up. Thanks, Lori, and good luck.

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  11. I love Tracie's books. I've read them for years. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Love Tracie Peterson's books. Thanks for the chance to win one. gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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  13. I love Tracie's books took. She's one of my favorite authors and this book sounds wonderful. Thank you, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  14. Thanks for the review; she always writes good books.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  15. After a review like that there is no way that A BEAUTY REFINED isn't going on my TBR list. Thanks for the insight into the book and the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You can't go wrong with Tracie Peterson! Good luck, Kay.

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  16. This sounds like yet another great story written by Tracie. I do enjoy her books! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. She's an awesome author. Good luck, Wendy.

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  17. Great read. Thank you. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  18. She's a good one - a keeper for sure. You describe her books well "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." Love this part too. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Yes, you can always count on Tracie Peterson to not shy away from a faith discussion! Love that so much. Good luck, Becky.

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  19. Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I am so behind on her books. I usually keep better track but I didn't know anything about these! Yikes! I better up my game before I miss out on any more.lol

    ladepooh AT hotmail dot com

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    1. It's hard to keep track!!!! Especially with a prolific author like Tracie Peterson. Good luck, Lea.

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  21. Tracie's books are always great ones! Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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