Saturday, August 6, 2016
A Beauty Refined
Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite fiction authors. This is one of her very newest books. It is her second in the Sapphire Brides series, with a third on the way.
Phoebe and her father, Count Frederick Von Bergen, have traveled to America from Germany. Von Bergen supplies sapphires to the Sapphire Duchess, and has traveled to Montana in order to buy them at a much cheaper price. He has been cheating the Duchess for many years, and this is just one more way in which to do so. But will it work this time?
During their stay, Phoebe makes a most startling discovery. Her mother, who has been pronounced dead these last ten years, is alive and well; and working at this very hotel! She had not died at sea, but fled Von Bergen's threats and heavy hand. When Phoebe's father finds out that the two have been re-acquainted and she hadn't told him so, he reacts in a fit of rage, driving Phoebe to stay with her mother.
Phoebe has become friends with Ian Harper, the local lapidary (one who cuts gems). But she is curious about Kenny, a very engaging ten year old boy who is always with him. If he is not Ian's son, then who is he? And why is he always with Ian? Little does Phoebe know that Kenny is actually..........
Ah, you're going to have to read the book to find out! :)