Tuesday, August 9, 2016

REVIEW: A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson

About the Book

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.

My Review

A Beauty Refined is a story about a young woman who discovers that her past isn't what she thought it was. Pheobe a German immigrant and the daughter of a German count is visiting America for the first time when her father buys sapphires in Montana. But her father's intentions in coming to America are different than what she thinks. Soon she meets Ian, a jeweler, who after getting to know Pheobe realizes her entire family history is a complete lie- a lie she doesn't know about. Soon enough the family "secret" and all the deception begins to unravel.

A Beauty Refined is an impressive novel as well as easy to read and easy to follow. This story will surely be devoured by fans of Historical fiction and hints of romance and mystery.

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