Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Litfuse Review: Shadowed By Grace by:Cara C. Putnam

 Shadowed by Grace (Story of Monuments Men #1)
About the Book:
Shadowed by Grace is the first in a stirring new series of stand-alone historical suspense novels by acclaimed author Cara C. Putman. Desperate to save her dying mother, Rachel accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy to captures images dangerously close to the front lines of WWII. Her real motive – 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. It’s an unlikely situation for love and faith to flourish, but soon Rachel not only finds herself, but also her long-lost earthly father, and ultimately, the man her Heavenly father created to cherish and provide for her.
 
About the Author:
Since the time I could read Nancy Drew, I have wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 I attended a book signing at my local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There I met Colleen Coble. With prompting from my husband, I shared my dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, I've been writing books.

Shadowed by Grace is my 17th novel and a story of my heart. I have also written one non-fiction title (the Complete Idiots Guide to Business Law).

In addition to writing, I am an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, my husband and my kids. I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School. Because I had a few spare moments, I am now in Purdue University's MBA program. You can learn more about my books at http://www.caraputman.com.

My Review:
 Rachel  only wants to whats best for her mom, even if that means finding her father in a war filled country. Having a job with a widely known newspaper, she easily was sent over to the country to take photos. But seeing the destruction is not what she had imagined, or even the handsome soldier who was forced into following her around day after day. Not matter how much it saddened her to see the homeless people, the orphaned kids, there was nothing in her power she could do. She knows that if she can just get these things on film that it will start a chain reaction back in America, but this handsome solider seems to be standing in her way.
 Scott finds this photographer smart and so beautiful its intoxicating. But he can't let that stand in the way of his orders, even if he doesn't like them. Why would he want to make her so bored she'd want to go home, if she was there for a purpose. But still he didn't know what the purpose was for, all she said was she was there to take photo's to send back home to show what is really going on across seas. Being around her, he questions not only his-self but also his duties, he wants to do anything and everything to make her happy. But there's no way to know what she's truly there for and why. Maybe he could find a way to help her, if he only knew.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.