Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara Vespers returns to her uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. As she tries to find that feeling again, she encounters a suitor from her past and is soon followed by her brother-in-law, who will stop at nothing to bring her back to the family business. The riveting final story in the Sapphire Brides series.
When 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 to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. Curtis 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 love. Clara'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.
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determined, love, faith
the wedding at the end and the nice twist
wonderful voice loved it
absolutely wanted more
Story too slow to keep interest for a large part of the book. Probably just a personal thing, but I really did not care for the reader; her performance literally put me to sleep more than once. I will try to avoid her work in the future.
Momma of 6
I have enjoyed most of Tracie Peterson's stories. I couldn't even finish listening to this one. Conversations between characters did not have a natural flow. Kind of sappy.
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