Sunday, August 7, 2016
A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson
Tracie Peterson, one of the top Christian writers of historical romance fiction, has returned with another success. She captivates the reader's attention from the first page as she describes the elegant Montana Broadwater Hotel. While the plush carpets, silk draperies, and reknowned natatorium (swimming pool building) may enthrall we readers, it does not impress Count Von Bergen, newly arrived from Europe to make sapphire purchases. His daughter Phoebe is less critical and has determined that she will enjoy every moment of her visit trip to America. Little does she realize that soon life as she knows it will begin to unravel, as she learns that the father that has always doted upon her is a very different person than what she believes. This Montana story set in 1907 is a success on all counts. Peterson has always excelled in capturing the beauty and the danger of America's west at the same time she creates characters whose challenges, temptations, and successes are the fabric of life, no matter what time or place. The themes of greed, deceit, and abuse versus love, trust,faith and loyalty which run through this story could find homes just as easily in a story set in Biblical times or even modern day America. I received a copy of this title from Litfuse for my honest review.