Book description: "Twenty-two-year-old Militine Scott is in training at the Madison Bridal School in Seattle, yet she has no intention of pursuing marriage. What respectable man would have her? But she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to keep her unsavory past hidden.
Thane Patton, though fun-loving and fiercely loyal to his friends, hides a dark secret, as well. He finds himself drawn to Militine, sensing that she harbors a haunting pain similar to his own. Will they allow God to make something new and beautiful from the debris of their past?"
My review: Refining Fire is book 2 in the series Brides of Seattle. I am enjoying this series by Tracie Peterson. Mrs. Peterson seems to always develop her characters very well, and this book is no exception. While I enjoyed the story of Militine and Thane, who are the main characters in this story, I enjoyed the continuing story of Abrianna even more. Although not the main character in the first book in this series either, Abrianna was introduced in Steadfast Heart, and her story continues to thread it's way through book 2. I am especially looking forward to book 3, since Abrianna's story will be the focus. She has been my favorite character. As usual, Mrs. Peterson also does a great job with the historical aspects of the book. Because of her attention to details, she continues to be one of my favorite authors for historical fiction. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.