I’ve always enjoyed historical fiction books set in the World War II era, so I chose Cara Putman’s new book, Shadowed by Grace, to read recently. And I thoroughly enjoyed the read.
Book Review of Shadowed by Grace
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 something—or someone else. Desperate to find the father she never knew, Rachel falls into the treacherous arms of war—and 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.
About the Author Cara Putman
Cara C. Putman graduated high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and completed her law degree at twenty-seven. She has published more than a dozen books, is active in women’s ministry at her church, teaches college courses, practices laws, and is a homeschooling mom. She lives with her husband and children in Indiana. You can find out more about Cara on her website.