Tuesday, July 25, 2023

FINDING US by Tracie Peterson, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

(Pictures of the Heart Book #2)

20 year old Eleanor Bennett is a camera girl at the Seattle Exposition in 1909. She loves taking pictures of people and botanical specimens. She meets Bill Reed, who is a presenter at the Alaskan exhibit and is a botanist writing a book about Alaska and its flora. A chance photo that Eleanor takes of a widow and her infant, sets them on a search that turns dangerous.

This intriguing story is full of information about the Expo and sets the tone for danger as Bill and Eleanor seek answers to a complicated story. Love blooms quickly, which brings its own set of problems when Eleanor’s parents arrive.

I like the way Ms. Peterson crafted her characters and the way she presented real life problems, spiritual struggles and godly solutions. Bill and Eleanor seemed to be well-grounded in scripture and leaned on God and prayer.
This second in the series: Pictures of the Heart will have you reading book one, if you have not already, and looking forward to the completion of the series to come later.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*4 stars and a solid faith thread 

BackCover Blurb:
One candid photograph will change the lives of four people forever.

While taking photographs at an exposition in Seattle in 1909, Camera Girl Eleanor Bennett snaps an image of a woman in widow's clothes with deep sorrow etched in her expression and a young infant in her arms.

Eleanor longs to study botany at the University of Washington and soon becomes fast friends with botanist Bill Reed, but she can't stop thinking about the widow in the photograph. She is stunned to learn Bill recognizes the woman as the sister-in-law he believed lost in a shipwreck.

As Eleanor and Bill hunt for Amelia Reed to reunite her with her grief-stricken husband, they must stand together to face the danger that follows and learn to trust that God will direct their paths.

Bethany House Publishing, July, 2023
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook at Amazon, Christianbook .com or Baker Book House


1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting! I love Tracie Peterson’s books.


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