Refining Fire by Tracie Peterson is the next novel by this prolific author. This is the 2nd in the Brides of Seattle series and she does not disappoint the reader. Militine Scott has escaped her father's violence and is now spending her time in the Madison Bridal School in Seattle in 1889 learning to become a respectable woman that could marry and know everything that a wife should know in order to run her own home. It would be fine except Militine has no intention of ever marrying anyone and who would want her once they found out that her mother was murdered by her father? She was just hiding out here to keep safe in the city. Militine's best friend at the school is the niece of the founders of the school, Abrianna Cunningham. Abrianna keeps herself busy learning what it is that God intends her to do with her life and trying to convince Militine that God exists and loves her. Abrianna has just opened a Food House to feed the poor of Seattle at least one soup and slice of bread meal per day and that has been keeping her and Militine busy along with Wade and Thane who volunteer at the school as male escorts to keep the young girls safety assured.
Refining Fire is another fine example to Ms Peterson's great writing ability. She completely holds the readers interest as these 2 best friends seek to learn and plan out what it is that God has in store for their young life. Militine and Abrianna get into many predicaments that young ladies just should not be acquainted with because of their impetuous natures. Abrianna seeks to do God's will for her and Militine still can't quite believe that God exists. How can the 2 of them be such good friends and have such different natures? Read this book to find out.
I received this book from Bethany House which is a division of Baker Publishing Group for this review.