It's hard to believe summer is half over already. I'm seeing Back to School sales, though, so it must be true. If you're looking for a good summer read, check out Tracie Peterson's newest offering, A Beauty Refined.
A Beauty Refined is actually book 2 of the Sapphire Brides series, but I read it as a stand alone book, and it really enjoyed it. There's no feeling of having missed anything from a previous book. (Although now that I've read this one, I'd happily go back and read the first one.)
Phoebe is the adult daughter of Count Von Bergen. The two of them are on a buying trip to the United States, Montana, in particular. The sleepy little town they visit for the purpose of purchasing sapphires and having them faceted holds an explosive secret for Phoebe. The discovery of this secret changes Phoebe's entire world.
Of course there's a love interest. And the interactions between Phoebe and Ian are fun to read. But really, this is a coming of age, finding out what you're made of sort of story. Will Phoebe capitulate to her father's wishes? Or is she strong enough to say no to an arranged marriage she does not want? Little does she imagine the chain of events that unfolds in this riveting, action packed story.
Little does Phoebe know that her father's plans—for the sapphires and his daughter—are not what they seem. If you love historical fiction, romance, and adventure, don't miss Tracie Peterson's A Beauty Refined. When Phoebe meets Ian, everything changes. 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.
Join Tracie in celebrating the release of A Beauty Refined by entering to win her Precious Gems giveaway (details below) and by attending her author chat party on August 9!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- One copy of A Beauty Refined
- A sapphire jewelry set
RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!
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