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A Vision for Lucy by Margaret Brownley


Cover art: A Vision of Lucy Reviewer: Trudy Smith
Title: A Vision for Lucy - 3rd in the Rocky Creek series
Author: Margaret Brownley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-13: 978-1-59554-811-5
Release Date: June 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 11882/Rocky Creek, TX
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Margaret's Website/Blog: www.margaretbrownley.com

Lucy Fairbanks wants to be known as an artist through her photography. Unfortunately for Lucy trouble follows her wherever her and her camera go so she is not too popular with the folks of Rocky Creek, even so, sheís determined to make her own way by becoming a newspaper photographer; she just has to convince the newspaper editor that itís a good idea.

Determined to get just the right photograph, Lucy sets her camera up in a tree outside of town, watching and waiting. From her perch she can see the stagecoach approaching and just as itís right under the tree sheís in robbers come out of nowhere to rob the stage. The perfect picture for the newspaper if only she hadnít fallen out of the tree, landed on top of the stage and spooked the horses.

Twenty years ago half-breed David Wolf had a traumatic experience in Rocky Creek and has come back to confront those responsible and to put his "ghosts" to rest. All he has to do is quietly investigate where the culprits are and how heíll get restitution; that is until he rescues Lucy from the runaway stage. From then on it seems that heís helping Lucy get out of one scrape or another. Even so, both Lucy and David can feel this electrifying attraction.

Lucy is determined to help David with his search but sometimes her help is unintentionally a hindrance. Lucy doesnít mean to cause problems and David canít think of a way that he and Lucy can be together, him being a half-breed.

How will God lead two completely different people through their troubles? Will David find who heís looking for, forgive and gain freedom from his past? Will Lucy and David be able to move past the prejudices of who he is? How will Lucy reconcile her need to be an artist and her feelings for David?

A Vision of Lucy is a touching story that will pull on your heart-strings. Ms Brownley has a way of sprinkling just the right mix of humor, romance, mystery and inspiration throughout her stories and Lucy and Davidís tale is no exception. While Davidís past tugs on your heart, Lucyís unintentional faux pas gives the right amount of humor to balance the emotions.

Iíve enjoyed my visits to Rocky Creek. The fine characters of the quaint Texas town will stay with you long after the reading is over.


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