Rachel Justice went to war to save her mother. Scott Linstrom went to war to save the great art of Italy. And the war brings them together.
Shadowed by Grace is multifaceted read, with great attention to detail and art. Rachel is a gifted photographer, who's pictures tell stories. Scott is a great admirer of art and mourns the destruction that the war brings.
Much attention is given to keeping the setting authentic, and the plot in is well paced. The characters were well developed, Rachel and Scott are strong characters who are easy to like . Rachel has spent her whole life trying to be tough and prove herself, while Scott is honorable and wants to protect Rachel from the horrors of war.
One of the main themes was the importance of the treasures from the past, many of the pieces of art were in churches and had a religious theme, and Scott was able to use them to share his faith.
Overall this was a well written read, and very timely especially with the new Monuments Men movie buzz. With great detail to the setting and the development of the characters. Definitely a great book that you will want to add to your reading list this year!
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About the book: 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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About the author: Cara C. Putman graduated high school at 16, college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. The best-selling author of more than a dozen books, Cara is active in women's ministry at her church, teaches graduate courses at Purdue University, practices law, and is a homeschooling mom. She lives with her husband and 4 children in Indiana.
Learn more about Cara at: http://caraputman.com
One winner will receive:
- A Polaroid Instant Camera
- A beautiful antique AFGRA camera (learn more here)
- Movie passes to see The Monuments Men movie (with George Clooney and Matt Damon)
- Shadowed By Grace by Cara Putman