A Beauty Refined
This is the second in the Sapphire Brides series.
First of all let me say I really enjoyed the first book in the series, A Treasure Concealed. I think Tracie Peterson is a fantastic writer and she does an amazing job creating amazing stories.
A Beauty Refined takes place when Phoebe Von Bergen travels with her father to Montana from Germany in the early 1900's. They travel to purchase sapphires, however Phoebe's father isn't honest about his plans there. While there she learns that her mother (whom her father told her was dead) was still alive and that her father has chosen her husband. Phoebe's world as an obedient daughter is turned upside down and she learns of her father's plans and becomes close to her mother. All while traveling and finding out secrets Phoebe meets Ian, a lapidary. In meeting him Phoebe they find something in each other that was missing. However, as lies are revealed, danger is lurking.
All in all, an easy read and very enjoyable!
*Thank you to Bethany House for providing me a copy of A Beauty Refined for reviewing purposes. The review is my opinion only.