Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review: Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

My Thoughts: I am a big fan of history.  I love studying it, watching historically based movies and reading historical fiction.  I felt that Shadowed by Grace was sure to be an excellent read.

I have little to no knowledge of the Monument's Men and the important work that they did during World War II so I was excited to read the story of Rachel Justice and Scott Lindstrom.

The story was really well written with, what I am sure was a large amount of research done by the author.  Cara Putman weaves together a story of  a woman seeking to find a lost family member, of a man following his passion for art even if it leads him to a war zone, of determination and faith in humanity and in God into a wonderful work of historical fiction.  

With action, mystery and romance all blended together to make a snapshot in a moment of history where two people were Shadowed by Grace that only God can give.

My Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.)

From the Publisher
She found peace in a time of war.

Desperate to save her dying mother, an American woman accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy where she takes photographs dangerously close to the front lines during World War II. But Rachel’s real motive in this journey is to find the father she never knew, an artist she hopes can offer the comfort and support both she and her mother need to survive at such a desperate time.

In her quest, Rachel becomes involved with what will become the Monuments Men effort to save great monuments and works of art from the Third Reich. Soon enough she will find more than she ever imagined—in war, in love, and in God.

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