Thursday, June 9, 2011
Vision Of Lucy by Margaret Brownley ~ review
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Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 28, 2011)
Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she'll never face adversity alone.
Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he'll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, a painter. But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.
When Lucy meets David Wolf, a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town, she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn't count on her feelings stirring whenever she's near him.
Two things happen next that forever change the course of her life: Lucy meets someone who sees her as no one else has-as the compassionate, creative young woman that God made in His image. And Lucy helps David uncover a secret that forces him to change his perspective on an event that left him deeply-scarred.
God's arms are around this unlikely couple as they discover the truth about long-held assumptions and the importance of forgiveness.
My take on this book:
"A Vision Of Lucy," is set in Rocky Creek Texas during 1882. The plot revolves around Lucy Fairbanks, a young lady who dreams of being a photographer but her father isn't crazy about the idea. She has badgered the owner of the newspaper and is finally told if she can get a shot of the elusive white mustang then her photos will be put in the paper, but its not easy getting a picture of a wild mustang so she shimmies up a tree and plans on waiting but when she falls out landing on top of a stagecoach about to be robbed, well its easy to see that she doesn't always have the best of luck.So she figures if she can get a picture of the town recluse David Wolf, also known as the Wild Man she still might have a shot at her newspaper job, but when she meets him feelings start to develop. Neither are really looking for love, but sometimes God has other plans!
What a fun book this was. Lucy was always finding herself in such precarious spots, and if I might say so she was a bit clumsy. The author does a fantastic job of painting such vivid pictures of the situations she was in that I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. I love reading historical fiction where you feel as if you learn a bit while you read and in this story I felt like I learned a bit about early photography, which was quite interesting. This book is the third book in the Rocky Creek Romance series but can easily be read as a stand alone work. Fans of quick paced historical fiction with a nice inspirational message will certainly devour this one. Margaret Brownley is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! Highly recommended!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.