Saturday, February 8, 2014

What Do You Value Most?



Thank you to Cara Putnam and Litfuse Publicity group for a copy of Shadowed
by Grace.  This story focuses on the Monuments Men.  These men worked to save and preserve art and historical buildings during World War II.  You can also win a copy of this fabulous novel.


Synopsis:

Rachel has great hopes as she leaves for Italy to join the press core in the war.  The one regret is having to leave her mother who is struggling with tuberculosis.  The work that Rachel will do might be enough to provide treatment for her mother.  Will her mother be able to last?  The only other hope is for Rachel to find her father in Italy.  She has a sketchpad and her mother’s journal to help her in her search.  Once she arrives everything is not easy.  Rachel is assigned to the Monuments Men unit.  She assists Lieutenant Scott Lindstrom as he catalogues art.  Will he help her find the answers Rachel so desperately needs?


My Thoughts:

This is my first novel by Cara Putnam.   I will be revisiting more of Cara’s work in the future.  If you enjoy Brock and Bodie Thoene and their stories you will enjoy Shadowed by Grace.  I loved the subject of the Monuments men.  The movie that is also based on this topic is being released this weekend as well. 

The genre is Romantic Suspense and while the focus is on Scott and Rachel’s relationship there is more to the story.  The author stays true to the history of the 1940s and the World War II.  The only note is that I felt that the author waited a long time to move the plot along.

Rating:

4.25/5

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To win a copy of Shadowed by Grace you must be a United States resident.  To get extra points in entries please follow by GFC, Facebook, or Twitter.  Please visit Cara's page as well.  The giveaway will run from the February 8, 2014 to February 15,2014.




Sunday, February 2, 2014

Virtual Nightstand February 2, 2014

Good morning!  It is time for this week's nightstand report.  Before we get to that I wanted to remind you about the giveaways for the Kindle Fire HDX and the Cover to Cover giveaway.  We also have the Shadowed by Grace blog tour visiting us this week.  Make sure you enter the giveaway for that one as well.  You will see the link on the top right corner of the blog.

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