Review: A Vision of Lucy


Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she’ll never face adversity alone.

Lucy Fairbanks 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.

My Review:

After reviewing “A Suitor for Jenny” (book two in the Rocky Creek Romance Series), I jumped on the chance to read the final book in Margaret Brownley’s series. Lucy didn’t disappoint.

Lucy is a larger-than-life character in some respects but ultimate had me laughing out loud and rooting for her. At the same time, David Wolf is a bit of an unlikely hero but mixes well with Lucy’s idiosyncrasies.

Brownley has an effortless writing style that is pure joy to read. The background characters and leads from the past two books are woven in well without detracting from the main storyline.

While there are plenty of light-hearted moments, undercurrents of stereotypes, racism and forgiving past sins. This is a delightful summer read and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good historical romance.

Disclosure (a.k.a. the legal stuff) – I received a digital copy of “A Vision of Lucy” from Thomas Nelson’s Booksneeze program in exchange for my honest review.

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