Clara lacks for nothing in her lavish New York mansion–except love.
When her husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara Vesper is stunned. Not grief-stricken, as their marriage had never been a love match, but staggered by what might become of her and her children. For years she designed the sapphire jewelry that made her husband’s company a fortune, but she has little money in her own name and soon discovers that she has inherited nothing. Fearing for the welfare of her two small children, she decides to take them to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy.
But much has changed since she last visited the Montana ranch, both for Clara and for those she was forced to leave behind. And when dangerous secrets from her late husband’s past threaten everyone she loves, Clara must fight to remain where she can fulfill her dreams.
This is the third book in the Sapphire Brides series. Each one can be read as a stand alone novel. I thought the book was well written and the story was really good. Set during World War I, it dealt with espionage and murder.
The story was dramatic enough that you wanted to pray for the character. At one time I was afraid to finish reading because I was afraid of what was going to happen next. Of course, I couldn’t put it down so I kept going and found that the suspense was just the right amount for this story.
I won’t tell you what happens but I will say that I am so glad that Tracie Peterson likes good endings. All of her books ends well with plenty of room for more, if she chooses. I especially like the fact that even though I have read all three of the Sapphire Brides books they each can be read as stand alone stories.
I felt the chemistry between the protagonist and the antagonist was done very well. Enough to not make you too suspicious right away but you definitely start questioning the role this person had in Clara’s life.
Clara has to deal with a lot right off the bat but you see as her story unfolds how she was not even aware of much of what was going on until later on. She has to learn to stand on her own two feet and stand up to those who would use her. She also learns that love can be transformed into a brand new love and it can open doors that she thought long since has closed.
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