Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Review of A Vision Of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

Hi all, I am still trying to get a fair amount of book reviews done on here but sometimes they just tend to overrun the blog so I want to make sure I am posting other stuff on here too:) But, sometimes a book comes along you just have to talk about! Such was the case with A Vision of Lucy. This book by Margaret Brownley was a wonderful read and I can't wait to tell you about it!

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 Bradshaw 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.

I am sure you all know by now my love of historical books. The time period just seemed so much better back then. And if an author does good research, it makes you feel like you are back there:) I am sure an avid reader knows what I mean by this. So, I was very anxious to review this book. I did receive an ARC copy so I noticed a couple minor, very minor, errors but that is not my main part of the review so I am going to skip those and get right down to what I thought of the book. Are you ready? LOVED IT!! This book is right down the same aisle as her previous books in this series and they are a hoot! Fun yet thought provoking at the same time. You learn even while you are laughing.

I would have to say my favorite character in this book is David. He is struggling with his heritage and his looks but also able to help. I had somewhat of a hard time with Lucy. She kept getting into trouble and sometimes this gets on my nerves. This was not overdone but almost. I realize she wanted to do what she felt called to do so I understand part of her trouble. I also felt for the good doctor. He felt guilty over things in the past and this in turn brought out a low self esteem and lack of excitement about anything, especially women:D

The plot is very good and I like how much research Margaret does. You can tell from reading only a small part of her book her love for history. And the fun, unique aspects she brings up make for good reading. If you are someone who loves to read a historical fiction, this is your book. It was entertaining and witty! Looking forward to Margaret's next book.

I received a complimentary ARC copy of this book. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Sounds interesting, I too love historical books, especially western.
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