Friday, June 24, 2011
A Vision of Lucy
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.
Photography is such a huge hobby right now that it was fun to read this book on a young woman who was in the early stages of photography. Wow! Talk about dangerous profession. However, Lucy is a woman who isn't afraid to take chances. And she takes a lot of chances to get just the right shot. She was a woman ahead of her time. She makes you laugh at just how fearless she is.
The one person who isn't laughing is David Wolf. Maybe that is why he is a good match for her. He is everything she is not. He is also very caught up in some emotional turmoil from a tragedy of his younger years. Lucy is fearless in helping him reach inside of himself.
What an amazing story of dealing with prejudice, forgiveness and making a new path in life that is handled with humor and honesty.
Thanks to BookSneeze for providing a ecopy of this book for me to read on my Kindle.