Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
While I receive many books in exchange for review, I am never required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Refining Fire by Tracie Peterson

Militine Scott is at the Madison Bridal School because it's a safe place. Not because she has any intentions of EVER getting married. She has too many secrets and too much hurt to be able to even consider marriage. Thane Patton also has a lot of pain from his past, but he feels drawn to Militine, and maybe their similar pasts can help them overcome their fear and their lack of trust in God.

I'm giving this book five stars. I'm also wondering what in the world made me wait so long to read this book. Tracie has blown me away in a way that I {for some dumb, unexplainable reason} didn't expect from this book. I really think I like this one better than book one in this series. I read it in one sitting, and went through the wringer of emotions. On the one hand, there is the annoyance/anger at the, not one, but TWO bad guys. The replacement pastor has no business anywhere near a pulpit. Oh, man, was I sooo angry at him! And then there's this Welby fellow who is simply begging to be punched. He's a certain level of evil... the type that can put on a great face. A deceptive villain. The absolute worst! I mean seriously! I can't even put it into words. But on the other hand, watching the growth and development of character of Thane and {especially} Militine was awesome. From outright bitterness and anger at the outset to desperate pleas of trust at the end, this was an incredible journey for these two. And then there is Abrianna…. who is something else entirely. While the book is meant to be about Militine, Abrianna steals the cake. {She's probably literally done that...} From daring escapades to scaring and vexing her poor aunts to death, this girl has to be one of my favorite characters. And of course... crazy plot twist that I can't tell you about because that would be a spoiler, but seriously guys! Abrianna was my favorite part of this book. And the writing was exquisite. At one point, all of Seattle was in flames, and I could hear the crackling flames and feel the panic. And then a firetruck drove past our house and I was kinda confused. But really, this book probably just pulled me out of a slump. That or it put me into one.... You never know after reading a book you love like this.

Have you read this yet? Let me know in the comments what your favorite part was.

That cover is something else that I love! It's incredible!!!

Side note: My mom asked why I was in such a rush to get back to my room after I popped out for something. I told her "I left Seattle in flames!" and that basically sums up my attitude towards books.

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