Loving A Vision Of Lucy
This review is for the book, “A Vision Of Lucy” by Margaret Brownley.
It is apparently the third book in A Rocky Creek Romance series.
I have been reading a ton of historical fiction lately since that has been what I have been getting from the book programs I am a member of. I can’t say that I have ever read that much of it but I am finding myself becoming a fan of it. I have enjoyed every single one so far and recommend them! Some have been better than others but still all of them good and a product of someone’s hard work.
A Vision Of Lucy focuses on, well, Lucy and various different town people. She is obsessed with taking photographs and has her own camera. This is back in the day when a camera was a box and you had to use plates to take the photos and then develop them in a dark room. It is quite interesting to read the explanation of how photos used to be taken and how long it had to be exposed to properly capture the image. Photography has vastly improved since then!
Lucy lives with her dad and younger brother. Her dad owns a mercantile in their tiny Texas town and her brother works there but longs to be a doctor. Her dad has a pile of secrets of his own and for reasons unknown has a huge problem with the only doctor in town, whom her brother would need to work with in order to fulfill his dream. Their mother died many years ago by being thrown from her horse in the middle of the night. She was a painter and one painting in particular that she left behind for them seems to bring the father great pain. He refuses to allow it to be hung in the house so it sits in a dark closet.
Lucy has studied it trying to figure out what bothers her father about it so much but it is simply a landscape and nothing of his secrets make any sense to her whatsoever.
She is constantly getting into one form of trouble or another and is in great danger of becoming an old maid as she refuses any offer of marriage presented to her father. She staunchly refuses to marry if she is not in love. Which she is not in love with any of the suitors who might seek her hand. One in particular is actually almost a little sinister seeming.
Lucy’s heart is in the right place but she has not yet fully focused on what God’s goal is for her life. She wants to take pictures for the newspaper desperately but that job ends up landing her and someone else in bad straits.
Enter David Wolf, the half breed, as he is referred to. He is half white and half Indian. Left on the doorstep of a mission as a baby, he has never been accepted in society. He is neither white nor Indian so neither party welcomes his presence. He too holds a dark and painful secret, one that will bring him back, many years after the incident, to Rocky Creek Texas. The returning of which also lands him in sticky situations with one Ms. Lucy Fairbanks.
This tale has it all. A deeply rooted mystery, a fire, hurt feelings, almost tragic pasts and passion for what is right.
Follow along with Lucy as she struggles to get her future into picture perfect focus.
Hope you are all having an awesome week! I definitely loved this book! :o)
*Note* I received this book for free through the Booksneeze book review bloggers program in exchange for writing a review about it. I am not required to write a positive review. Any opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.