Readers looking for a glimpse into an unusual facet of World War II will especially enjoy Putman’s newest tale of love and history—about the Monuments Men, who crossed Europe seeking to preserve its artistic heritage in the wake of war’s devastation.
“With an authentic knowledge of World War II history, a gentle hand of artistry, and a heart for true love, Cara Putman has written a story that stole my heart.”
—Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of The Winnowing Season
Shadowed by Grace transports you into a story that will captivate you from the start. A masterful blend of history, fiction, and thrilling romance.
–Jenny B. Jones, Award-winning author of Save the Date
A WWII love story at its absolute best! Cara Putman artfully weaves real history and fiction with a deft pen, taking her readers on a journey not soon forgotten.
—Tamera Alexander, best selling author of To Whisper Her Name and A Lasting Impression
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this book is action-packed and fast paced but hugely romantic. Well researched and tightly written, Shadowed by Grace takes us right into the fray and doesn’t let go until the last kiss. Beautiful!
—Lenora Worth—NY Times Bestselling author of Bayou Sweetheart
The WW2 era is my favorite period to read and write about. It’s a good thing for readers it’s Cara Putman’s favorite time, too. Shadowed By Grace is a delightful book drawn from a little-known sidebar of WW2 history. If you enjoy this fascinating era, reading great love stories and journeying through the Italian countryside, you will love this novel.
—Dan Walsh, bestselling author of The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery and The Dance
Steeped in rich historical detail, Shadowed by Grace is a fresh and fascinating foray into the annals of WWII, capturing the reader with a plot as turbulent as the war that raged across Europe … and as breathless as the love story that burgeons within its midst.
—Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston & Winds of Change series
Against the backdrop of Italy, the little known efforts of the Monuments Men in WWII come to life in the pages of Shadowed by Grace. A rich blend of the search for a father, the hunt for lost treasures, and the desire for a lasting love told through unforgettable characters. It’s a story written by one passionate about the time-period. This story will sweep readers into the journey for lost art, a father, and love!
—Tricia Goyer, best-selling author of 35 books, including The Promise Box
From colorful Naples to magnificent Florence, Cara Putman’s Shadowed by Grace takes the reader on a tour of wartime Italy, as Monuments Man Lt. Scott Lindstrom rushes to save priceless art while photojournalist Rachel Justice chases after a missing piece of her past. Soaring language, deep characters, engrossing history, a riveting plot, and a heart-pounding romance . . . do not miss this story!
—Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of On Distant Shores
Readers may be familiar with the Monument Men from the movie of the same name, but never will a story of their antics be told with greater depth and emotion than in Shadowed by Grace. Cara Putman’s tale of love, intrigue, and purposes higher than our own is a book not to be missed!
–Kathleen Y’Barbo, best selling author of The Secret Life of Will Tucker series
I literally devoured Shadowed By Grace by Cara Putman and was unable to think of anything else until I finished it. Full of intriguing characters and bursting with engrossing details of World War II and the Monument Men, the novel revealed unique history I knew nothing about.
—Colleen Coble, author of Butterfly Palace and the Hope Beach series
“In Shadowed By Grace, Cara Putman exhibits a gracious and impactful understanding of the greatest generation. Her passion for these characters, and this time in our nation’s history, shines through in this story.”
—Marybeth Whalen, author of The Mailbox, co-founder of the online women’s book club, She Reads.
With characters that will steal your heart, set against the active backdrop of WWII, Shadowed by Grace exhibits why Cara Putman is an award-winning author. This is one story not to be missed.
—Robin Caroll, author of the Justice Seekers series
Cara Putman does an incredible job of transporting readers to war-torn Italy. The historical details add depth and authenticity that readers of historical fiction clamor for. I was swept up in Rachel and Scott’s story, their plight, their hopes and dreams…For anyone wanting to learn more about the Monuments Men and their important mission during WWII and the role women played on the front, this is a must read.
—Cindy Thomson, author of Grace’s Pictures and Annie’s Stories, the Ellis Island Series
Putman delivers an exciting, well-told tale drawn from true-life war crimes. While her hero and heroine work to recover some of Europe’s most precious art, they discover love and the mysteries of their own past. Well done!
—Rachel Hauck, best selling author of The Wedding Dress and Once Upon A Prince
I’ve watched development of this Monuments Men story from its conception to its birth, but I had no idea how powerful the story would ultimately be. Putman artfully weaves themes of grief and loss with bright lights of hope and faith, against the desperate backdrop of WWII. You won’t put this book down, and these characters will be a part of you forever. ~
—Nicole O’Dell, author of 23 books and founder of Choose NOW Ministries