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  1. Vera Godley Vera Godley says:

    A Tracie Peterson book is usually one I anticipate reading because she has been an author whose works are dependably interesting, well researched, clean reads filled with wonderful characters and descriptive writing.A Love Transformed was somewhat of a disappointment to me as a reader I found the story line and characters at least some of them tending toward the worn out melodramatic wild west villainous folks that peopled B movies of the past.Little Hunter and Maddy were adorable kiddies w A Tracie Peterson book is usually one I anticipate reading because she has been an author whose works are dependably interesting, well researched, clean reads filled with wonderful characters and descriptive writing.A Love Transformed was somewhat of a disappointment to me as a reader I found the story line and characters at least some of them tending toward the worn out melodramatic wild west villainous folks that peopled B movies of the past.Little Hunter and Maddy were adorable kiddies who brightened the lagging story in places The older couple, Madeline and Paul, were precious and lent depth of character.I found the devious, contriving, dramatic antics of Clara s mother and Clara s brother in law stilted Also, the posturing of the German spies who were engaged in treasonous activities with the brother in law was stilted.The ideas behind the story were basically good and I could have enjoyed it immensely I hope that my feelings about the short comings of this book by such an accomplished author are simply mine, alone, and that perhaps my interest just didn t gel with the story Perhaps that is the case.I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House to facilitate this review of my own opinions


  2. Tarah Tarah says:

    While this is the final book in the Sapphire Brides series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone I had high hopes for this book The other two in the series were entertaining and I thought the cover was beautiful yes, I know that doesn t mean anything, but I like good looking covers I was disappointed in this book, and the only thing I can put my finger on to figure out why was that it took me a looooong time to finish it Even when I got to almost the end I put it down and didn t pick While this is the final book in the Sapphire Brides series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone I had high hopes for this book The other two in the series were entertaining and I thought the cover was beautiful yes, I know that doesn t mean anything, but I like good looking covers I was disappointed in this book, and the only thing I can put my finger on to figure out why was that it took me a looooong time to finish it Even when I got to almost the end I put it down and didn t pick it up for a while Maybe it s because I never really got behind Clara She was tooinnocent Naive Whiny I m not sure, but she wasn t my favorite feminine lead Unfortunately, Curtis wasn t my favorite male lead either Lot s of angst and drudgery I actually didn t mind the mother Don t get me wrong, she s horrible, but at least she s supposed to be All in all, it could very possibly be that I just wasn t in the mood for this book Maybe if I would have read it at a different time my opinion would have been vastly different So even with all my complaining I would give it 3 stars for everything else in the story The jewels and designs, the children, the bad guys, etc I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  3. Paula-O Paula-O says:

    Series Sapphire Brides, Book 3 A Love Transformed by Tracie PetersonI have not read any in this series but this book and it read great as a stand alone.Clara is a niave young woman who lets her mother plan her life for her and so she marries Adolph who is older and only marries her for prestege there is no love between them yet they have a birth of twins and seem to get along with one another Clara has no idea what happens in his business She does do designs for him on the jewelry his compa Series Sapphire Brides, Book 3 A Love Transformed by Tracie PetersonI have not read any in this series but this book and it read great as a stand alone.Clara is a niave young woman who lets her mother plan her life for her and so she marries Adolph who is older and only marries her for prestege there is no love between them yet they have a birth of twins and seem to get along with one another Clara has no idea what happens in his business She does do designs for him on the jewelry his company sells He takes the credit and she does the work.When she learns her husband has been killed ,his twin brother tells her that she will get nothing as her husband gambled it all away bad deals Clara is afraid her Mother will come and force her into another loveless marriage so she packs all their things and travels to Montana to an aunt and uncle that she has stayed with when she was young She had loved her summers there and wanted her children to see it.There had been a summer romance and she still loves him, now she is destined to meet Curtis again Can they find the love they once had and have a future together I was given this book by Bethany House to read and review,thank you


  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    A Love Transformed starts with an interesting premise and the hope that the story will be different than the usual woman returns home after long absence archetype That hope, however, is quickly dashed, as nothing in the book is surprising or inventive It plays out exactly how you think it might play out, with the woman quickly reuniting with her lost love with a few predictable setbacks at the beginning , then scrambling to figure a way out of the dangerous secrets that followed her from he A Love Transformed starts with an interesting premise and the hope that the story will be different than the usual woman returns home after long absence archetype That hope, however, is quickly dashed, as nothing in the book is surprising or inventive It plays out exactly how you think it might play out, with the woman quickly reuniting with her lost love with a few predictable setbacks at the beginning , then scrambling to figure a way out of the dangerous secrets that followed her from her former life, then conquering them and riding off with her lost love into the sunset Yawn.I thought it would have been muchinteresting if Peterson had decided to make Curtis leave for the war rather than conveniently in terms of the plot get injured just as Clara returns That s literally the only thing Curtis s injury was used for, as a vehicle to get him to remain behind and angst about how he might not be a complete man or whatever, and it was so disappointing to see such an overused trope The romantic aspect of it wasn t even that great, either It was too predictable.Add the contrived plot involving Otto and the annoying mother to the predictable and boring romance, and A Love Transformed was a struggle to finish I m starting to wonder if some of the authors I read are simply not aware of how unoriginal their concepts plots are, or if this sort of thing legitimately sells and that s why they keep writing it Either way, I m not a fan Give me something with substance in place of a story told a thousand times already in the same way.Disclaimer Book provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


  5. Alexa Alexa says:

    Reminiscent of Light a Penny Candle from late Ms Binchy, you ll will not be remiss to select.


  6. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    BORING The end was clever and the story with her mom was great Madeline, Paul, Hunter and Maddy were the best characters Tons of potential.


  7. Julia Julia says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Tracie Peterson really is a talented author, but her character development always comes up lacking With love stories such as this, an author is most successful when he or she is able to achieve in having their readers love both the main male and female characters Clara was too weak and too much of a doormat, for my taste, especially where her overbearing, emotionally abusive and toxic mother was concerned.Clara had no backbone whatsoever I realize that women had little to no rights back in th Tracie Peterson really is a talented author, but her character development always comes up lacking With love stories such as this, an author is most successful when he or she is able to achieve in having their readers love both the main male and female characters Clara was too weak and too much of a doormat, for my taste, especially where her overbearing, emotionally abusive and toxic mother was concerned.Clara had no backbone whatsoever I realize that women had little to no rights back in the early 1900 s, but when her twins were kidnapped by Otto s hired henchmen, even then she was as helpless as one of her uncle Paul s newborn lambs I had to laugh when she mentioned how she would have great difficulty in shooting another person, had she been able to get hold of a gun to point at Otto I would waste not even one second shooting any man or woman in order to protect my children.Once again, as Tracie had done in the novel prior to this one in this series, she failed to produce a likable love interest for the main female character Curtis was so bland and boring that I didn t like him at all He had absolutely no personality whatsoever The way he and Clara went back and forth in their anger, annoyance, lying and then finally admitting their true feelings for one another was precisely the way that youth go back and forth during their junior high and high school years Blek.I was especially annoyed by the end that was written regarding Clara s insufferable mother That woman really got under my skin I didn t understand how one character was described with such great detail, yet so many others were not Harriet Oberlin deserved to be trampled to death by a horse, run over by a carriage, or shot by her own daughter for her interference, for controlling her life, threatening to tear her children away from her and to throw her into an asylum merely for having the nerve to defy her I don t care if she is Clara s mother, that woman got off WAY too easy.I doubt I ll ever readof Tracie s books in the future I m tired of her inadequate descriptions of what good qualities should be found in fictional men


  8. Julia Julia says:

    A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Sapphire Brides trilogy but it can be read as a stand alone The novel is a Christian historical romance set in 1917, just as America had entered World War I It is a wonderful read and one that will take up residence in the reader s heart.The novel deals with espionage, murder and intrigue It will have you guessing the outcome throughout.Tracie Peterson always writes cracking stories with God at the heart Her recipe for life is S A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Sapphire Brides trilogy but it can be read as a stand alone The novel is a Christian historical romance set in 1917, just as America had entered World War I It is a wonderful read and one that will take up residence in the reader s heart.The novel deals with espionage, murder and intrigue It will have you guessing the outcome throughout.Tracie Peterson always writes cracking stories with God at the heart Her recipe for life is Seeking God Knowing God Obeying God Trusting God She shows how it is important to know not only God but His word Her only comfort had been her Bible At all times we need to seek God s word.Having faith in God means having a relationship with Him This includes talking to God There is no area of our lives where God does not want to be involved I need Your divine direction Families are important Clara has delightful four year old twins They just crawl into the reader s heart Their happiness is definitely our happiness Tracie Peterson has delightfully captured their speech and antics.We all have a past We have all sinned We all need forgiveness These are just some of the topics that the novel explores In Jesus we are a new creation Once we know Him, we find that the enemy likes to distract our focus We need to make sure we listen to the voice of God He was a new creation in Christ, but the devil wanted to convince him otherwise, and the devil had a much louder voice Tracie Peterson shows how it is all too easy to wallow in our past mistakes I can t forgive myself We must forgive ourselves because God has forgiven all who truly repent To withhold forgiveness would be raising ourselves above God and hubris is wrong.A Love Transformed deals with the topic of happiness For some happiness is tied up in money and possessions This will always produce temporary highs as one chases the next greatest thing The love of money is the root of all evil Money will never buy happiness He gave me everything but love A heart full of God and full of love is the secret to contentment and happiness The true love of family and friends had transformed her children from sullen and cautious to joyful Mood is improved in the novel as the action travels from the crowded New York City to the open Montana countryside The presence of God is felt when there are no competing things vying for attention She had never felt so close to God as she did here in the wide open country People mistakenly believe the place to meet God is in church but God can be met anywhere and everywhere.There is a searching to belong and be loved She was lonely in a house full of people We can often feel loneliest in a crowd.A home cannot be bought Tracie Peterson shows home is where we feel safe, secure and loved My mother would say I ve run away but I believe I ve come home The pull of the place where we felt loved is irresistible.I have absolutely loved this Sapphire Brides trilogy I love everything that Tracie Peterson writes I am looking forward to whatever she writes next I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own


  9. Jenny Jenny says:

    After being forced into a loveless marriage by her mother, Clara is now a widow and she finally has the chance to make her own decisions in life She knows exactly what she wants to do, but it s not easy as she has a lot of battles to face She has some very wealthy and influential people in her life who won t stop short of anything, to make sure they gain control over her As if that s not enough, she must also deal with shocking secrets from her husbands past, that could very well put an end After being forced into a loveless marriage by her mother, Clara is now a widow and she finally has the chance to make her own decisions in life She knows exactly what she wants to do, but it s not easy as she has a lot of battles to face She has some very wealthy and influential people in her life who won t stop short of anything, to make sure they gain control over her As if that s not enough, she must also deal with shocking secrets from her husbands past, that could very well put an end to the future she so desperately wants.I thoroughly enjoyed this book It held my attention from the beginning to the very last page It was an easy read, but also one that made you think about what you d do in her situation I have read the first book in this series but haven t read the second one You definitely don t have to read them in order to enjoy them.I have nothing but good things to say about this book and would definitely recommend A Love Transformed to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publisher, in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own


  10. Becky Becky says:

    Peterson s novels have always captivated me and A Love Transformed is no exception Clara is a spunky character who seems to fit in where ever she goes, while Curtis fears his past bad choices could damage her reputation The plot is intriguing, inventive, and looks at a unique time in history rarely discussed While the romance was wonderful, I must mention how perfectly the villain of the story keeps you on your toes to the very end A Love Transformed is the final novel in the Sapphire Brides Peterson s novels have always captivated me and A Love Transformed is no exception Clara is a spunky character who seems to fit in where ever she goes, while Curtis fears his past bad choices could damage her reputation The plot is intriguing, inventive, and looks at a unique time in history rarely discussed While the romance was wonderful, I must mention how perfectly the villain of the story keeps you on your toes to the very end A Love Transformed is the final novel in the Sapphire Brides series, all the novels are worth reading but they aren t connected so this one could easily be a stand alone novel.I was given this book free from Bethany House Publishing fro my honest review


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A Love Transformed [KINDLE] ❆ A Love Transformed ❤ Tracie Peterson – Thomashillier.co.uk The Riveting Final Story in the Sapphire Brides SeriesWhen Clara Vesper s husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned but not grief stricken Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primar The Riveting Final Story in the Sapphire Brides SeriesWhen 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 A Love PDF/EPUB ² to return to her aunt and uncle s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happyCurtis 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 loveClara 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.