Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Vision of Lucy

This time the book offered to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing, in exchange for a review was an ebook. (I love reading on my nook!)
A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley takes place in the 1880's when women were considered not worthy to vote and were to marry so they could be taken care of, not necessarily because of love. Lucy is a young woman who has not yet married and is more focused on helping her brother go to medical school and developing her interest in photography than accepting proposals from men she doesn't love.
I enjoyed the references to the history of photography - having to have longer shutter speed depending on the light, having to stay still for so long - even that people use to have the backs of their heads in braces so they wouldn't move in the time needed to get the picture without blurriness.
I also enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter by Miss Gertrude Hasslebrink, a female photographer of 1878. They didn't always tie into the chapter which was confusing but the quotes were fun on their own anyway.
Three stars for this book.

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