A Vision of Lucy was one of the most entertaining and fun books I have read in awhile. Lucy is an avid photographer determined to get a job doing what she loves most. Spunky and tenacious, Lucy seems to attract trouble wherever she goes and tends to run off at the mouth when she gets frazzled (and that happens frequently). During one such misadventure, Lucy is rescued by the mysterious David Wolf who she soon realizes is the “wild man” rumored to be in the area. From that point on Lucy can’t get the elusive man out of her mind. Subsequent meetings reinforce Lucy’s attraction. And although he is often frustrated by her excessive speech and impulsive actions, David finds he can’t get her out of his mind either.

A Vision of Lucy is filled with unforgettable and captivating characters, many who are lovable and others quite detestable. The story is filled with drama, lots of humor, action, suspense, and of course romance. One scene during which a march of the Rocky Creek Suffra-Quilters were confronted by the men of the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Male Independence had me laughing out loud. Even the names of the organizations were funny. Historical facts about photography, women’s rights, and racial intolerance were deftly woven into the story along with a strong message of faith.

I thoroughly enjoyed A Vision of Lucy and would recommend its inclusion on your summer reading list.

This book was provided for review by BookSneeze.


Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she’ll never face adversity alone.

Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he’ll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, a painter. But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.

When Lucy meets David Wolf, a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town, she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn’t count on her feelings stirring whenever she’s near him.

Two things happen next that forever change the course of her life: Lucy meets someone who sees her as no one else has—as the compassionate, creative young woman that God made in His image. And Lucy helps David uncover a secret that forces him to change his perspective on an event that left him deeply-scarred.

God’s arms are around this unlikely couple as they discover the truth about long-held assumptions and the importance of forgiveness.


Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this, except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.”

It turns out God was and Margaret did. She now has more than 20 novels to her credit. In addition, she’s written many Christian articles and a non-fiction book. Still, it took a lot of prodding from God before Margaret tried her hand at writing inspirational fiction which led to her Rocky Creek series. “I love writing about characters at different stages of faith,” she says of the new direction her writing career has taken, “and I’m here to stay.”

Happily married to her real-life hero, Margaret and her husband live in Southern California.