“…a delightful story of overcoming obstacles. Lynn N. Austin fans will savor this historical fiction series debut.” ––Library Journal
“A turn-of-the-century novel, the first in the Ellis Island series, Cindy Thomson’s Grace’s Pictures is an interesting combination of suspense, romance, and inspiration. The engaging plot will keep readers guessing. The fantastic characters will make readers want more.” ~Historical Novel Society
“This novel has an enthralling plot; and, because of Thomson’s ability to say so much with few words, the story moves quickly…The book’s theme of forgiveness is expertly woven through the lives of the characters…Recommended for female fans of mysteries and historical fiction.” ~Reprinted from Church Libraries, Fall 2013. Used with permission.
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.