Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shadowed by Grace : a Story of Monuments Men

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PUTMAN, CARA C.
SHADOWED BY GRACE : A STORY OF MONUMENTS MEN

She found peace in a time of war.

Desperate to save her dying mother, an American woman accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy where she takes photographs dangerously close to the front lines during World War II. But Rachel’s real motive in this journey is 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 at such a desperate time.

In her quest, Rachel becomes involved with the Monuments Men effort to save great monuments and works of art from the Third Reich. Soon she will find more than she ever imagined—in war, in love, and in God.

My Review:

Utterly 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.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Shadowed by Grace : a Story of Monuments Men please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 2 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  2. You're welcome Karen. Good luck!

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  3. I just saw the movie over the weekend, and would love to read Cara's book!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oooh, lucky you. Isn't it great that Cara's book came out at the same time? Hope it boosts her sales. Good luck Patty.

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  4. Would love to win this. I have heard good things about it.

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  5. We just watched the movie The Monument's Men this past Saturday--prior to the movie, I hadn't heard about their efforts either. Now I'm very intrigued, so I'm absolutely adding Cara's novel to my to-read list.

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    1. It's such a fascinating part of the world's history. Gives me goosebumps.

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  6. Sounds good! Would love to be added for the giveaway.

    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I'm an artist and my husband is a history teacher, so we both loved the movie! I'd love to read this book for the romance as well :)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Great combo there, Heidi and how cool that you are an artist. Good luck!

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  8. I've heard great things about this book and your review makes it sound even better. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    mafinnegan(at)yahoo (dot)com

    ~Melissa

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  9. The Monument Men is something new to me, what an awesome group of men. Cara's book sounds so interesting, I love her writing!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She spins a fine tail, Merry. Good luck.

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  10. Fantastic review, Kav! I can't wait to read this incredible story! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  11. Great review! I hadn't heard of the Monuments Men before either (which is surprising since I love WWII history) but after I found out about them it made me really want to read this book and see the movie!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    1. I know, Abby. I've read a lot of historical fiction set during the second world war and I hadn't heard of the monuments me. Can't believe Hollywood and the publishing industry sat on it for so long!

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  12. What a wonderful review! Kav, you do a fantastic job. Thank you for telling us about this great book and for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  13. I love books with history in them. I also had never heard of the Monuments Man.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  14. Include me, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  15. This book is one that I particularly want to read as I remember those days of WWII from my childhood, and Cara does such a wonderful job of portraying that era with so much accurate detail. Thanks for this opportunity. marthalrogers at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. You're right Martha -- it's those details that enrich the read. Good luck!

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  16. Looks like a heartwarming story truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  17. Now this is an author I know so count me in. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com
    Hi Cara from Jane

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