Trouble follows Lucy wherever she goes. So does a vision of second chances . . . and love.
Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. Her deepest hope is that her father will see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, whose paintings still hang on their walls.
But disaster follows Lucy on every photo assignment: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.
When Lucy meets David Wolf-a rugged, reclusive 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. But will these events draw her closer to God or push her further away? And how will David accept this new vision of Lucy?
I really enjoy Margaret Brownley’s writing. It’s refreshing and witty. The characters have such personality and jump right off the page. I loved both the heroine and hero from the first introduction.
Reading about photography in times past is really neat. Lucy believed that a camera could see things often missed at first glance and I think that could definitely be true. It captures a moment in time and allows for it to fully be examined. When I look at the daguerreotypes of our ancestors I’m fascinated by their lives. Reading the quotes through out this book from a woman photographer of the time was highly entertaining and educational. With all the changes in photography in even the last twenty years I’m not sure what I think. They used to be so difficult and priceless, while today your phone or other handheld mobile device can snap in a second and with a few clicks you can share it with the world. I hope that people never forget just how special the art can be.
David has had such a hard time from past events in his childhood. Learning to forgive and forget is so difficult, yet as he grows as a character he learns a valuable lesson and each reader is taken along for the ride.
Read about acceptance, abandonment, guilt, photography and journalism in a romance to go pitter pat. Oh and throw in a bit of suffragettes too.
*Thanks to Nancy Berland PR for providing a copy for review.*
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Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret Brownley penned it all. Nothing wrong with this, except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.”
It turns out God was and Margaret did. She now has more than 20 novels to her credit. In addition, she’s written many Christian articles and a non-fiction book. Still, it took a lot of prodding from God before Margaret tried her hand at writing inspirational fiction which led to her Rocky Creek series. “I love writing about characters at different stages of faith,” she says of the new direction her writing career has taken, “and I’m here to stay.”
Happily married to her real-life hero, Margaret and her husband live in Southern California.
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