Friday, May 20, 2011
Review for A VISION OF LUCY by Margaret Brownley
Lucy is an aspiring photographer. Her dream is to take pictures for a big newspaper. But trouble and mishaps seem to follow her where ever she goes. Think I Love Lucy. Sometimes Ms. Brownley has you laughing at Lucy's troubles while other times you're either gasping or sitting on the edge of your seat wondering how she's going to get out of this mess.
Then there is David. Tall, dark, and handsome. A man with a past that has brought him much pain. He's part Indian and part white man. He fits in neither worlds. He's come to face his past at Rocky Creek, but when he comes he runs into Lucy and she makes him want to be a part of a world that he isn't accepted in. When people disappear everyone is first to point the finger at him. He needs help and turns to the only person he can trust...Lucy.
This story has wonderful historical details. Learn about the women's fight to vote, the prejudice against races, and the problems and opinions of early photography. I highly recommend this book.
Back of the Book Blurb
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, whose paintings still hung on their walls.
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 Lucy’s life: David says the words Lucy has longed to hear since her mother died: that she is a compassionate, creative young woman that God made in His image. And in return Lucy helps David change his perspective on an event that wounded him long ago.
God’s arms are around this unlikely couple as they leave behind long-held assumptions and discover the true freedom of forgiveness.