Friday, July 12, 2013

Grace's Pictures by Cindy Thomson

About the Book:

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. 

My Review:

This is the first book I have read from Cindy Thomson and it was a delight to read. She really brought history to life with her captivating characters and charming story. 

I have always enjoyed stories of immigrants coming to the states through out history. I liked how this one ties in Ellis Island since that is not always the case. I find there stories to be full of trial, tragedy, hope, dreams and so much more. I also really enjoyed how Cindy Thomson tied in some of the history and background of cameras in the 1900's. It still amazes me how far we have come with cameras yet how in the end it is still all about capturing a memory.

In conclusion, this book I would recommend to fans of historical romance set in the 1900's and also to those who have a fascination with photography and cameras. This book won't disappoint.

* I received this book through Tyndale Blog Program for the purpose of this review.

Cindy ThomsonAbout the Author: 

Cindy Thomson's newest historical series begins with Grace's Pictures, June 2013, published by Tyndale House. She is also the author Celtic Wisdom (Lion Hudson),Brigid of Ireland, A Historical Novel, (Monarch Books) and co-author of Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story, (University of Nebraska Press.)

She is also a mentor in the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. Her interests include genealogy, history, and baseball. Sharing the legacies of faith left by those who went before us is her passion.

She has spoken to book clubs and other small groups and enjoys appearing at several large Irish festivals across the country. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University with a degree in Elementary Education and taught in private Christian school settings for nearly 20 years.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen, Thanks so much for this review. I'm building a street team for my next release, Annie's Stories, due out in July. If this is something you'd be interested in, please contact me: cindyswriting @ But in any case, thanks for reading!