Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Book Review: Refining Fire

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From The Back:

Twenty-two-year-old Militine Scott is in training at the Madison Bridal School in Seattle, yet she has no intention of pursuing marriage. What respectable man would have her? But she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to keep her unsavory past hidden.

Thane Patton, though fun-loving and fiercely loyal to his friends, hides a dark secret, as well. He finds himself drawn to Militine, sensing that she harbors a haunting pain similar to his own.

Will they allow God to make something new and beautiful from the debris of their past?

My Reflections: 

Refining Fire is Tracy Peterson's second book in her "Brides of Seattle" series. The first in the Series is titled: "Steadfast Heart".
Tracy Peterson has the ability to make history come alive through her works of fiction, and I especially love how descriptive and colorful her stories become, it makes historical events feel as if you have lived them.

I was excited to learn more about Militine Scott and Thane Patton, after book one it was apparent that this book would delve into these two characters lives.

Militine is training at the Madison Bridal School and although she wishes to marry one day, secrets from her past are marring her future ambitions.

Thane Patton is in a similar predicament, his past is dragging him down, he recognizes the hurt and deep pain in Militine's eyes. Trouble is they must both work together to face their demons and try to move into the future whole and healed.

While I expected from the synopsis that these two would be the main characters, I was surprised when the story of Abrianna and Wade took centre stage for quite a chunk of the novel. It was a twist and I am betting book three will focus on these characters in greater detail.

As always I loved the three old bittys that ran the School. They were always into every ones business and up to something.

I also enjoyed the historical aspects of the Seattle fire of 1889. Unfortunately the events in this book took on a new meaning as while I was finishing up this book our neighbour's house caught on fire and scenes from the book kept running through my mind as I raced to help out where I could and try to protect the surrounding properties. So in the end this book really did come alive for us!

although I did experience some lag in the story line from time to time I did enjoy the history and the antics of the ol'bittys! I am looking forward to book three of this series to round off all of the characters in this novel.

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf Martin Communications. Thank  you Graf Martin!

About The Author

  1. Tracie Peterson
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    Tracie Peterson

    Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. 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 Belgrade,...

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