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Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2013
Shadowed by Grace is a dramatic story inspired by the Monuments Men of World War II by acclaimed author Cara C. Putman. Desperate to save her dying mother, Rachel accepts her newspapers assignment to travel to Italy to capture 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. Its 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.
Cara Putman is an award-winning author with seven World War II homefront books in print. Her minor in history combined with her love of World War II history and the generation that fought then as heroes compel her to take the steps to get the historical details and research right. As a result, her readers have come to expect stories that sweep them back in time while illustrating a facet of the war they didnt know existed. While her prior books have focused on homefront stories, this series will broaden to reach the European theater, without the battlefield scenes one would expect.
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CaroljoFarmington, MOAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Saving Artwork in ItalyNovember 10, 2017CaroljoFarmington, MOAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5World War II has not been my favorite era to read about but Shadowed by Grace is helping change my opinion! I'd never heard of the Monument Men! Rachel is a strong protagonist who is searching for a father her mother has never named. As a newspaper photographer, Rachel travels near the front lines in Italy where she discovers the love of her heavenly Father! I learned another side of history in Shadowed by Grace. Even if you are not a world war fiction fan, you will enjoy this book by Cara Putman! Anyone interested in art will be especially interested in Shadowed by Grace! I won my copy of Shadowed by Grace in a Cara Putman giveaway. This is my honest opinion.
Andrea CoxTexasAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5History Lives AgainAugust 31, 2014Andrea CoxTexasAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5By Andrea Renee Cox
A while back I won a copy of Cara Putmans book Shadowed by Grace, and I had no idea whether or not Id like it. Id never read anything by Cara before. The story sounded interesting, though, and I like discovering new-to-me authors, so I dove into it with an open mind. Boy, am I glad I did! What a treasure this book turned out to be.
Set in WWII, it tells the story of a photojournalist who travels to Italy to capture images of the war to help the folks back home really understand what its all about. Of course that isnt the only reason she took on the job, but I cant give away all her secrets. When she starts her journey, Rachel Justice wonders if shell ever be able to find peace in a time of war.
Throughout the chapters, I found myself completely immersed in the time period and setting. Ive never been to Italy, but I sure felt like I was right there with Rachel. Thats when I realized Id discovered a new favorite author. When history and the characters and the place really leap off the pages and come alive, thats when I realize Im falling in love with reading all over again.
One thing that really resonated with me was Rachels longing to do something that matters. I dont know about you, but thats what whispers through my heart too. I want to do something that matters. Something that not only will make a difference in the world, but something that really makes a difference in the spiritual sense. Furthering Gods kingdom. Advancing the Gospel. Im not sure exactly what this something is yet, but I know God will reveal it to me in the right time. In the meantime, Ill keep focusing on the tasks before me, which Im sure are preparing me for whatever may come next.
CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A WWII story of history, love and faithJune 3, 2014CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am familiar with one other of Cara's books. I loved the one I read before, just as I loved this one. Cara's style of writing is descriptive and flowing and really hard to put down. I was excited to read this book after hearing about the movie about the Monuments Men. My favorite part of a book, any book, is where the author spells out words that paint pictures in my mind. I can see where they are and what they are doing as if I was there.
Rachel Justice is a girl on a mission. She has convinced her editor that she should go to Italy to report on the war as it moves through. She is assigned to work with Lt. Scott Lindstrom and the adventures and near death experiences keep you reading more and more. It is very interesting what the work of the Monuments Men is and how they do it. I, myself, am glad there were such men to do this job.
Romance and faith are delicately woven into the story as it leads to its conclusion. You will enjoy every word. I would recommend this to all who love historical novels. I am looking forward to reading more of Cara's works.
Rebecca JordanTexasGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Historical Romance Set in World War IIApril 23, 2014Rebecca JordanTexasGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've always enjoyed historical fiction books set in the World War II era, so I chose Cara Putman's new book, Shadowed by Grace: A Story of Monuments Men, to read recently. And I thoroughly enjoyed the read.
American journalist and photographer Rachel Justice accompanies Monuments Man Lt. Scott Lindstrom to Italy in his efforts to recover and preserve the great monuments and works of art from their destruction by the Third Reich. But Rachel's mission includes more than searching out and snapping emotional war photos for her newspaper, though well-placed ones could bring the needed monetary support for her mother's illness back home.
She's also searching for somethingÃ¢â¬âor someone else. Desperate to find the father she never knew, Rachel falls into the treacherous arms of warÃ¢â¬âand love. And in the process of wading through deceit and danger, she discovers a divine love relationship as well.
If you've seen the movie Monuments Men, Cara's book (written before the movie) adds a deeper, richer flavor with its romance, suspense, and drama for this otherwise little known effort during World War II. She's woven an intriguing story, well researched from a historical setting that brings that period of time alive with fascinating characters and escalating adventure.
I highly recommend Cara's book. It's the first book of hers I've read, but it won't be my last.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5AwesomeMarch 4, 2014KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Utterly fascinating! I had never heard of the Monuments Men before and what great timing for this book to be released just when the movie is hitting theatres. Putman does an incredible job of bringing history to life in this historical drama laced with a hint of suspense. Danger lurks everywhere, even within the ranks of the allied forces and makes for a thrilling read.
Rachel is a captivating heroine. An interesting combination of gusty and forlorn. She faces an impossible quest with intrepid desperation. :-) And she has incredible faith journey that inspired me. Of course, Scott is smitten, how could he not be? And intrigued. And exasperated. And cautious...but there's something about living in the middle of a war zone that sharpens emotions and makes you realize how precious time...and love is. Definitely a toe-curling romance that brings a fresh hope to a bleak time.
Awesome read from beginning to end.
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