Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley tells the story of Lucy, a young woman who lives in the 1880's and loves photography. No one seems to appreciate her desire to become a professional photographer, although she does have many friends in the small town where she lives with her father and brother. Then a mysterious man rides into her life; David Wolf is full of secrets, but Lucy can't help her attraction to him. Of course, he falls in love with her, too. Of course, there are many hurdles to be crossed before they can marry, but, of course, they manage to get over them.

I have to admit that I was disappointed in this book. Yes, it was a romance, and maybe I expected too much from it. But it was full of cliche after cliche. And it was too much when the author described how Wolf filled out his clothes. It was obvious from the beginning what would happen through the book: there were two other women who loved other men, and guess what! During the course of the book, those men "came to their senses." And the secrets that almost everyone (it seemed) in the town had? Goodness! Has Brownley never been in a small town? Secrets don't last long there! The best part of this book was the honest depiction of Lucy's faith; she prayed a lot yet didn't expect God to perform miracles. Regardless of that, don't bother with this book unless you like predictable plot lines.

I want to thank BookSneeze for my copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.


Dawn said...

I think that because there is such a huge market now for Christina fiction, everybody and their brother is trying to get in on the market. It is sad, because women are not discerning enough to see through these things like you have done here.
We must guard our hearts, and reading a bunch of soft porn labelled as Christian fiction is not very smart.
Sorry if that is too strong...I sorta feel strongly about this subject!! LOL!!

Dawn said...

I of course meant Christian fiction...my fingers got ahead of me...