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Friday, December 2, 2016

Grandma's Guest Review: A Love Transformed

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Grandma's review of A Love Transformed (Sapphire Brides) by Tracie Peterson

Book three: Sapphire Brides Series

As the novel opens, we find out right away that Clara Vesper's husband Adolph has died suddenly, and that their marriage had been arranged. Clara cared for Adolph, but there was no great love between them. She lives a privileged life, with servants and a big house, but we quickly discover the price she has paid for that life.

Soon into the story, questions arise regarding Adolph's death and his business dealings.

A Love Transformed takes place in 1917, with the Great War beginning. Clara is talented at designing sapphire jewelry, but we are reminded of the state of women at the time the book takes place. She has few rights of her own, and has always been at the mercy of her mother's decisions, or her husband's. Clara has two small children to take care of and has to figure out what to do with her life now that her situation is drastically changed. 

The novel has a lot of intrigue as events unfold, and it is really hard to put down. As secrets are revealed, the pages beg to be turned.

The publisher provided a review copy of A Love Transformed.