A Love Transformed (Sapphire Brides Book #3)
Book 3, Sapphire Brides
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The Riveting Final Story in the Sapphire Brides Series
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.
Third book in Sapphire Brides series!
A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Sapphire Brides series. Clara Vesper lives with her husband, Adolph is New York City in April of 1917. Clara’s was an arranged marriage by her mother. Adolph and Clara have been married twelve years when she receives word that he was murdered in an alley. She is told very dispassionately by her husband’s secretary, Jack Brindleson. Otto Vesper, Adolph’s twin brother, comes around and tells Clara that Adolph was in serious debt. That the home and its furnishing are all owned by Otto. He assures her that he will continue to take care of her (I’m sure he has a plan). Otto and Adolph owned a jewelry company. Adolph was known as the person who designed their beautiful jewelry that utilizes Yogo sapphires from Montana. Clara is the actual designer. Clara is worried that once her mother finds out she is a widow, she will swoop in and arrange another loveless marriage (she’s right). Clara begins making plans for herself and her children (twins: Hunter and Maddy). Clara wishes to return to Montana to her Aunt Madeline and Uncle Paul. She is also hoping to reconnect with Curtis Billingham, her one true love. But will Otto and her mother let her get away that easily. Otto needs Clara for her design talent and he may not have been completely truthful with her about a few matters. Clara’s mother has her own motives. Will Clara be able to find happiness in Montana?
A Love Transformed is an easy novel to read, but it is extremely predictable. It is easy to predict how the story will play out once we are introduced to the characters. The book contains good writing, but I just wanted more. This novel can be read without having enjoyed the previous books in the series. I found Clara to be extremely naïve. She took what she was told at face value. Considering her age and position in society, she should have been a little savvier (at least double check what she was told by Otto). I also thought that since fourteen years have passed since she last saw Curtis, her love would not be as deep or emotional. First love is sweet, but usually not lasting. Overall, A Love Transformed is a sweet book, but not my favorite in the series. I give A Love Transformed 3.5 out of 5 stars (it was okay). This will not stop me from enjoying books by Tracie Peterson in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
- Category: Religious
- Published: Sep 06, 2016
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Sapphire Brides