In Tracie Peterson’s Refining Fire, two young ladies find themselves at the Madison Bridal School of Seattle to prepare for future marriage. Millitine and Abrianna are bound by friendship and both have painful pasts, but love is the furthest thing from their minds. Will they miss a chance at romance because they are preoccupied with other matters? Or will they meet the men who will give them a chance to love and be loved in return?
Refining Fire is the second book in the Brides of Seattle Series and has potential. The setting and the time period give it a promising start. However, the storyline is tedious, the characters are unbelievable and lack depth, and the dialogue is unbearably preachy. The plot could have been effective, but the content and conflict feel rushed. I have read other novels by Tracie Peterson and enjoyed them, but I am reluctant to recommend Refining Fire.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review