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A Love Reformed

September 12, 2016
A Love Transformed Book Cover A Love Transformed
Sapphire Brides: Book 3
Tracie Peterson
Christian Romance
Bethany House Publishers
September 6, 2016


Description of A Love Transformed

When Clara Vesper’s husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned–but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy.

Curtis Billingham, injured in a sapphire mine collapse, is recuperating at the ranch of his friends, Paul and Madeline Sersland. But when the Serslands’ niece returns from New York City, Curtis curses both his broken body and his broken past. Clara, the love of his life, has come back to him, but he is no longer worthy of her love.

Clara’s brother-in-law Otto Vesper, Adolph’s business partner, fears that the loss of Clara’s design skills will doom the company’s prospects. Following her to Montana, Otto is prepared to do whatever it takes to get Clara to return with him to New York.

As Clara fights for love and freedom, a dangerous secret in her late husband’s life comes to light, threatening everyone she loves.

My Review of A Love Transformed

This last book in the Sapphire Brides series is fantastic. I know you hear all the time, “I couldn’t put it down” but, I really couldn’t. I stopped to fix my husband lunch and supper and that was about it. Praise the Lord he had football and NASCAR to watch all day.

These characters are so believable! I love the name Clara. It was my sweet mother’s name. I felt so bad for Clara. Here she was in a loveless marriage (as if that isn’t bad enough) then her husband is murdered, and she is left penniless and indebted to her husband’s twin brother.

I can understand her wanting to get out of New York and away from her mother and her brother in law. Pretty brave of her to have the servants help her and her twin four year olds escape to Montana undetected by her mother.

The way the setting is described in Montana makes me feel like I am really there, seeing all of this through Clara’s eyes. The flashbacks to when she used to spend summers on the Montana ranch with her aunt and uncle are beautifully done.

This is a book you need to read. I don’t want to tell too much of the plot and spoil it for you. This story is one of two people learning to turn everything over to God and wait on Him and not take everything into their own hands. It is a beautiful story of redemption.

Give this book a try and let me know how you like it. Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a copy to review.


About the author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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