A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson is the next installment in the Sapphire Brides series. Clara Vesper has had all her monetary needs met by her husband, Adolph. But this marriage was a loveless arranged marriage by her overbearing mother who insisted on a marriage which was going to increase her societal standing. Clara has no interest in society but has learned to live with her life as it is. Adolph is not mean to her, he just has no interest in family but only in the progress of his jewelry business which both Adolph and Clara work in. When Adolph is shot during a robbery and dies suddenly Clara now has to figure out how to manage on her own. The surprises keep on arriving though when Adolph's brother states that Adolph has no financial holdings in the company due to his gambling. Clara knowing that her mother will soon arrive and try to again take over her life decides to go to the only place where she has known unconditional love and that is on the Montana ranch that her aunt and uncle own. Clara spent the summers there while she was a child and loved the ranch. Clara quickly gathers up only the absolute needed clothing for her children and herself and telling only her most trusted servant heads for Montana. When they arrive in Montana she finds that much has changed but all the important things are there: unconditional love, hard ranch work, and a Christian home to live in.
I love Ms. Peterson's writing that this is no exception. The reader travels back in history to World War I life in the USA. The family works hard and mostly lives off of what they can raise on their ranch. Patriots and traitors live side by side and don't even know it but eventually the truth must come out and traitors are punished. Sometimes the traitor is a trusted family member so the rest of the family must bear the brunt of the stigma also even if they had no knowledge it was happening.
I believe that most readers of Christian historical novels who love reading this one by Tracie Peterson.
I received this book from BethanyHouse for this review.