Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

My Review:

I loved A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley! Such a delightful story in the Rocky Creek Romance series!  A Vision of Lucy is about Lucy Fairbanks, a young lady who has a passion for photography.  Lucy strongly believes that the camera can capture more truth than the human eye and she longs to do something important with her talent as a photographer! Then there is the hero David, whom I just adored.  He is a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of Rocky Creek and is struggling with what to do about the past that is haunting him.  Lucy and David meet and the truths they discover will forever change their lives and the lives of others!

I couldn’t get enough of this wonderful story! Margaret Brownley does such an amazing job with connecting the reader to the plot and to the characters.  The plot was very different so once I started reading I never wanted to put the book down.  The characters were all noteworthy and fun; my favorite character would have to be babbling and loveable Lucy.  At times, I literally laughed out loud with the hilarious predicaments that Lucy found herself in.  David was also a wonderful character that I longed to embrace and help him deal with his internal battles.

I enjoyed the history on photography; I never realized how dangerous photography was until I read A Vision of Lucy.  I also enjoyed all the other historical lessons throughout the book and the spiritual threads as well.  The spiritual tones were mild but I felt like they were much needed to make the story more enjoyable.  The romance was sweet although very passionate, the kissing scenes were delicious! This story has everything desirable; romance, mystery, spiritual lessons, and history! I highly recommend A Vision of Lucy, along with the other Rocky Creek Romances.

Thomas Nelson publishers made this ARC available for me to review with no stipulations or requirements. My review is not biased by the fact that I was given this book.  I honestly read and review any book whether bought or given to me. If I did not like the book I would definitely not recommend it.  

Blurb about the book:

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.

About Margaret Brownley:

Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret 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.

Where you can find the book:

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  1. I just love Margaret's books! I would love to win a copy for my church library.


  2. Sorry this isn't a giveaway, it is just my review of this book! :-) Thanks!