Sunday, June 2, 2013

Grace's Pictures


Grace's Pictures is written by Cindy Thomson and published by Tyndale House Publishing

About the Book:
  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Language: English
  • ISBN- 978-1-4143-8394-1
  • Retail Price: 12.99
  • Tour Dates: 06/06 - 06/28
Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

•  Author Q & A: http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/GracePicAuthorQ&A.pdf
• Link to Chapter One excerpt: http://files.tyndale.com/thpdata/FirstChapters/978-1-4143-6843-6.pdf
 

My Review:
This historical christian novel is the first book I've read by author Cindy Thomson. The book is set in New York from an Irish  immigrants point of view of coming to America to find a better way of life. The book kept a good pace and the story followed along nicely and kept you engaged along the way. Grace is prideful, strong and determined in life, yet after her camera is stolen and she feels she had to give up the dream of bringing her mother to America, Grace quickly becomes a humbled relying on her faith to get her through.  Owen is a kind police officer who has a servants heart, always striving to help others out and placing them first, yet he to is searching for an escape from his life and finds it in helping Grace.

I greatly enjoyed this christian themed book., It was a fast read with an enjoyable plot line and great character development that kept you engaged. I would receommend this book to anyone interested in glimpsing into a life of an immigrant or just someone who wants a great summer read!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy  of this book from Tyndale Press in exchange for my honest review. 


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