A Love Transformed is book 3 in the Sapphire Brides series written by Tracie Peterson. Even though it is part of a series, this is also a stand alone story. The characters and location of the story are different than in the last story.
The story stars with Clara Vesper finding out her husband, Adolph, was murder. Clara’s mother forced her to marry Adolph and Clara has not love for him. At the funeral, instead of feeling grief, she feels relief.
Adolph and his brother Otto owned a company that made sapphire jewelry. Clara was the secret designer and had lived a lavish lifestyle. She had anything she wanted, but love. Her brother in law, Otto, informs her that Adolph was not good with his money and that everything Clara thought they owned was actually Otto’s. With little money, she decides to go to live with her aunt and uncle in Montana. When she goes to the bank to clear out her account, she finds out Adolph had a deposit box, which held money and journals.
After arriving in Montana, Clara finds out the only man she ever loved, Curtis, is staying with her aunt and uncle while he recovers from a mine accident. And her children love living in Montana, where people are happy and they can be normal children.
After losing Clara years earlier, Curtis’s life went into a downward spiral and he did many things he wishes he can undo. He struggles with accepting that God has forgiven him for what he has done and that he can now start anew.
I really liked this story. It is based in the early 1900’s at the beginning of the war. Clara is a very strong person and the staff at her and Adolph’s home support and respect her. The story contains suspense and romance and moves rather quickly. With the help of her aunt and the local pastor, Clara realizes the key was in four simple things. Seeking God, knowing God, obeying God and trusting God. With all the unexpected things that happen in the story it is easy to see God’s hand in everything.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
Series: Sapphire Brides (Book 3)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Reprint edition
To read about the author and view her other books visit: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/authors/tracie-peterson/688