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 what will become the Monuments Men effort to save great monuments and works of art from the Third Reich. Soon enough she will find more than she ever imagined---in war, in love, and in God.
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I like to read about the era of World War II, but unfortunately, I didn't care for this book that much; although, I did learn about something I knew nothing about. The writing was really good and I got a really good sense of what WWII was like. Cara did her homework, but I just couldn't connect with this story or it's characters, they felt distant to me. I guess maybe if I liked art and knew a little more about it, I would have enjoyed this story better. If you enjoy art and the artistic history of Italy, and also enjoy WWII, then this would be a good book for you to read. I really hate that I didn't enjoy this book, but that happens sometimes. Good job anyway, Cara, this is a great effort to tell a story of something from WWII that most people, me included, knew nothing about.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About the author: Cara C. Putman graduated high school at 16, college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. The best-selling author of more than a dozen books, Cara is active in women's ministry at her church, teaches graduate courses at Purdue University, practices law, and is a homeschooling mom. She lives with her husband and 4 children in Indiana.
Learn more about Cara at: http://caraputman.com