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Grace's Pictures (Ellis Island) di [Thomson, Cindy]
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Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 8662 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 409
  • Editore: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (17 maggio 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00AEB3AV6
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3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle Just okay 1 agosto 2013
Di Lisa Bartelt - Pubblicato su
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This was an appealing story about an Irish immigrant to America at the turn of the 20th Century and her fascination with photography. Grace comes to New York almost reluctantly at the urging of her mother and to escape the workhouses of Ireland. She is untrusting, unbelieving and lacking confidence in herself due to negative messages playing in her head from her abusive father. She wants to learn photography and stumbles onto an opportunity to own one of Kodak's newest inventions, the Brownie camera, a box-shaped contraption that takes snapshots. Grace's experiments with the camera land her in a load of trouble as she often finds herself in the wrong place at the right time, taking pictures of criminal activity unknowingly.

I wanted to like the story more than I did. I felt it moved a little too slow and some of the scenes were too short, maybe even unnecessary to move the story forward. I kept putting the book down and not returning to it, which for me is a sign of a just-okay story. And the relationship between Grace and police officer Owen didn't develop well for me. I didn't feel much of a connection between them.

Toward the end of the book, events got more exciting, but overall, this one was just okay. I kind of wished we saw more of the camera. It was an interesting perspective, the idea of people's personal privacy being invaded by a handheld camera, something we would hardly consider nowadays when just about everyone walks around with a camera on their phone.
5.0 su 5 stelle Timeless Intrigue 16 marzo 2017
Di Nancy Sullivan - Pubblicato su
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One of the main characters in this book is an object, a precursor of one that sits in almost every pocket or rests in hands of young and old alike. And this character is key in so many ways. Cindy Thomson's tale of the Irish immigrants who landed here so long ago is also timely in today's climate. Learning more about my own heritage challenges me to dig even deeper. I've certainly seen the spirit of these overcomers in my own family. I've read book #2. Now, on to #3.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Grace's Pictures 8 agosto 2013
Di Elizabeth Cundiff - Pubblicato su
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Grace's Pictures is a story about overcoming the traumas of the past and trusting God for one's future. Grace, a young Irish immigrant, comes to America through the sponsorship of her stepfather. Grace comes under the protection of a Christian society that aids immigrant girls by providing safe shelter, decent employment, and assisting them with making their way in America. Shortly, after arriving in America, Grace begins working as a nanny for the Parker family that is not as happy as they seem to outsiders. Also, Grace has an artistic flair and an interest in learning photography. When she sees an advertisement for the Brownie camera for $1.00, Grace buys it in hopes of mastering photography one day. However, her camera gets the attention of a group of gangsters that are being hunted by the police. One policeman, in particular named Owen, is really set on capturing the leader of the gang and he befriends Grace. At first, Grace wants nothing to do with Owen because of her mistrust of policemen stemming from a childhood trauma, but when Owen proves himself as a good man and officer, friendship blossoms between the two. However, during an outing with the Parker children to the aquarium, Grace gets the attention of the gangsters after taking a picture of the children and the children are kidnapped. After the children are kidnapped, Grace must rely on Owen to rescue them and take down a powerful gangster group. During this trying time, Grace also must put her trust in God to bring the children and Owen back safely. This was the first book I have read by Cindy Thomson and I found myself glued from page 1 to the last page. I think the author did a great job telling this story because she really captures the feelings that many immigrants must have felt and how hard it must have been for them to leave everything they knew to come to America to make a new life for themselves. I also liked how she put an emphasis on relying on God through the hard times and trusting in Him no matter the outcome.
5.0 su 5 stelle Clean Christian historical novel I give 5 stars 6 aprile 2017
Di GJS - Pubblicato su
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The characters were easy to connect with. There was a lot of drama and scary at times but this story was great and needed to be told. This author is very talented and I recommend her and this book. This book honored God and told about salvation. Please keep up writing God honoring story's.
5.0 su 5 stelle Irish Immigrants in New York City 20 luglio 2014
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Grace’s Pictures is by Cindy Thomson. It is a story set in New York City with immigrants. It begins at Ellis Island and ends at Battery Park. It is the story of a young girl trying to figure out where she fits in the world and God’s place in her life. It is an interesting story that involves the Irish immigrants and how they were treated when they came to the US. The book helps you understand the corruption of police officers in New York City during the reign of Tammany Hall.
Grace McCafferty grew up poor in Ireland. When she was ten, she and her mother were forced into a workhouse as they had no way to make ends meet after her father died. Grace had known only harsh words from her drunken father about how useless she was and how she could not survive without him. Grace’s mother married a constable and through his connections managed to get the necessary paperwork and sponsorship for Grace to go to America. She reluctantly left Ireland and her mother for the unknown. Upon arriving at Ellis Island, she had her picture taken by a photographer. This incident was to change her life.
She stayed with Mrs. Hawkins and with the help of Reverend Clarke found employment in the house of Mr. Parker. She was to take care of the house; fix all meals; walk the girls to school; take care of Linden, the son, all day; take care of the very pregnant Mrs. Parker; and do whatever else they asked her to do. At first, she wondered if she would be able to do the job as the little ones were definitely not well behaved. However, she soon got them on her side and things were easier. Mrs. Parker was very hard to get along with but Grace endured her.
Grace had an aversion for police officers in general and was upset with herself when she developed feelings for Officer Owen McNulty on whose beat she lived. He was attracted to her but had much to do with investigating a crime ring, keeping out of the web of Tammany Hall and dishonest cops; and trying to help his mother figure out what was going on with his father’s business when his father became ill.
Grace became interested in photography after seeing the photo the man had taken at Ellis Island. She purchased one of the first Brownie cameras and practiced with it without film as instructed. Crime boss Goo Goo thought she had taken a photo of him and wanted her camera, film, and pictures. One of his goons, Smokey Davis, set out to intimidate her.
Will things get better at the Parker house? Will anything develop between Grace and Owen? Will Owen straighten out his father’s business? Will the crime ring be broken? Will Grace get out of the path of the gangsters? Will she figure out what God has planned for her?
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