Monday, November 30, 2015

Refining Fire

It is the last day of November.  The month went by so quickly. Today is also Stay at Home Because You are Well Day!  What a wonderful day.  I am a firm believer in this day.  Every now and then a person needs a day off just to relax.  No because you are sick or a child is sick.  You need a day to be able to lounge in bed and be lazy.

Refining Fire by Tracie Peterson is the second book in the Brides of Seattle series. It takes place in Seattle, Washington Territory in 1889.  Abrianna Cunningham and Militine Scott attend the Madison Bridal School.  Militine is attending the school, but she is not serious about finding a husband.  She has secrets in her past (she is only twenty-two) and does not think anyone will ever want her if they find them out.  Thane Patton knows something about secrets.  He is attracted to Militine and would like her to consider a future with him.  Can these two overcome their past to have a beautiful future?  Will they be able to survive Abrianna and her ideas?

Refining Fire can easily be read without having enjoyed the first book in the Brides of Seattle series.  I have read just about every book ever written by Tracie Peterson and this is the first one that I have not enjoyed.  I found it to be very preachy.   It is over the top, in your face, shove it down your throat preachy (I prefer it to be more subtle).  The story is cute though predictable.  It is a normal, Christian romance book.  I did not like Abrianna.  I found her to be an unlikeable character (very pushy).  I give Refining Fire 3 out of 5 stars.  The writing is good (as always), but I just did not enjoy the story.

The other books in Brides of Seattle series are Steadfast Heart and Love Everlasting.  A book of Tracie Peterson's that I recommend reading is City of Angels (co-written with James Scott Bell).  I received a complimentary copy of Refining Fire from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Thank you for visiting!  I am currently reading Medici's Daughter by Sophie Perinot (very disappointing).  Tomorrow (December 1) is book release day!  I love getting new books.  I will tell you about some of the new releases tomorrow.  Have a great evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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