A Beauty Refined
series: Sapphire Brides
What Does It Take to Reveal the True Beauty of a Hidden Gem?
Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father's intentions--both for her and the gemstones--are not what she thinks.
Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the dignified young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. 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.
Meeting Ian has changed everything for Phoebe, and she begins to consider staying in America, regardless of her father's plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger that results when her family's deception begins to unravel.
"The second book in Peterson's Sapphire Brides series is a compelling page-turner. . . . With an intriguing plot juxtaposed against sapphire development and gem cutting in the American West, Peterson's latest sets the bar high when it comes to all the small yet vivid details that contribute to the richness of the story. . . . An uplifting read with a sweet romance demonstrates why Peterson is such a remarkable storyteller."
RT Book Reviews Top Pick
"This sweet story based in the wilds of Montana offers fascinating insights into the sapphire industry in the early 1900s."