A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 found this book to be enjoyable and there are quite a few chuckles. Lucy Fairbanks is a woman before her times. She wants to pursue a career in photography, during a time when woman stayed home and took care of a family. On one of her adventures she meets, or I should say he comes to her rescue, David Wolf.
You will find yourself almost in tears for the young David Wolf. Poor darling! You also will see the pain and hurt from guilt from other members of Lucy's community.
You will find it quite funny with the mail order bride coming, along with balloon ride kidnappings.
I recommend this book to get lost in on a Summer day!
I was provided with a copy of this book by publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.