Shadowed by Grace by Cara C. Putman captured me on the first page. I've always been enamored by the 1940s and this book fed that hunger that I have. It led me from the USA to Italy, a country that I'm somewhat familiar with since I've heard stories of it all of my life. It was interesting to travel with the characters and see the country through their eyes, knowing that it wasn't much different than when my immigrant grandfather knew it.
I found it a little hard to keep my interest throughout the whole book, some parts were confusing and the switching back and forth between calling characters by their first or last names kept me wondering if I was sure of who was who.
If you're looking for a good romance with some WWII era history then this is a recommended book for you.
From the back cover:
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.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse.