Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grace's Pictures

In “Grace’s Pictures” by Cindy Thomson, we meet Grace McCaffery. Grace grew up in Ireland and was torn from her mother at a young age. Now the year is 1900 and at the age of eighteen, Grace is setting out for a new life in America. When she arrives to America she has a hard time trusting not only people but also God because of all the bad things that happened to her in Ireland. She soon makes new friends but she does not want anything to do with Owen McNulty, a New York police officer. Owen came from a life of privilege but became an officer to help those less fortunate like Grace. His mission of late is to clean up the streets and rid New York of gang members. In Grace’s spare time she takes up the hobby of photography. Photography is a fairly new invention and many people are leery about it. When a notorious gang leader believes that Grace took his picture her life suddenly becomes in danger. She soon learns that Owen is one of the good guys and learns to trust him. Will Owen be able to save Grace from the gang? Will she finally learn to trust in God?

“Grace’s Pictures” is the first book in the Ellis Island series and it is a very well written story. The story tells of the hardships many immigrants faced when they came to America in the early 1900’s. Not only did they have to work long hours at hard jobs just to provide for their families, but they also had to deal with the criminals on the streets and the wealthy who wanted nothing to do with them. Like Grace, many immigrants had to put their faith in God to see them through. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers. Click here to read the author Q & A. Click here to read the first chapter. Click here to visit Cindy Thomson's blog.

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