A Beauty Refined is the second book in the Sapphire
Brides series by Tracie Peterson, and it followed Phoebe Von Bergen as she
travels to Montana with her father, County Von Bergen, so he can purchase
Sapphires from America. Little does Phoebe know, she is about to learn some things
about her father’s past that will forever change her life. In addition to the
family aspect of the book, there is romance as Phoebe meets Ian Harper, a lapidary
in Helena, whose mother works at the Broadwater Hotel where Phoebe and her
father are staying while in Montana.
This book really focuses on the theme of honesty,
and how your life can be altered forever if you keep secrets from one another.
Phoebe and Ian both faced lies in their pasts that are affecting them into
their adulthood. Also, forgiveness is a theme, as they both must forgive those
who wronged them in the past to move on to a future together.
While this is the 2nd book in the series,
you do not need to read the first book in order to follow the story of Phoebe
and Ian. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the 3rd book in
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