Monday, June 6, 2011

Margaret Brownley's A Vision of Lucy

Title: A Vision of Lucy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Cover blurb:Anything can happen when posing for Lucy—and usually does.
Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he’ll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, whose paintings still hung on their walls.
But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.
When Lucy meets David Wolf—a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town—she thinks she can catch the attention of the editor with his photograph.
But instead of landing her a job, Lucy’s photograph starts a chain of events that uncovers the truth about David’s past that left him deeply scarred. For David the truth turns out to be more painful than the lies—especially when it keeps him from the woman he loves.

1) How did this story come to you?
Oddly enough it was an advertisement in an old newspaper that sparked the inspiration for my heroine Lucy Fairbanks. Julia Shannon of San Francisco took the family portrait to new heights when she shockingly advertised herself as a daguerreotypist and midwife.
Lucy doesn’t deliver babies but she does take herself to new heights—literarily—in search of the perfect photo.

2) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I was chased by outlaws, started a stampede and burned down a church. Oh, wait, that wasn’t me—that was Lucy!

3) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
My story “Snow Angel” will appear in the Log Cabin Christmas collection in September. The first book in my Last Chance Ranch series is scheduled for publication March 2012. I am currently working on book 2 in the series.

4) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for letting me visit with you today—it’s been a pleasure.

5) Where can fans find you on the internet?
I’d love you to visit me at the old homestead at You might want to check out my reader contest.


  1. I have been wanting to read this book. Thank you for entering me.


  2. Would love to read this book!!!!

  3. Love the cover. Lucy looks like she is up to something. I went to Margaret's website and her series looks like such fun. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.

  4. Oh! Sounds very intriguing!


  5. thanks for the chance to read this story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. I would love to read this book; thanks for the chance!

  7. Ah, but the truth eventually set you free. Would love to win. Please enter me. Thanks.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  8. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy and I love the era it is set in. Thanks for an opportunity to win!! margie at mijares dot net

  9. Please enter me in the drawing for the book. It sounds great!

    I posted this to my blog:
    I'm a subscriber and a follower gfc.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  10. Lucy seems like just the heroine that I love- spunky and full of life. I would love to read her story. Thanks ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

  11. Hi Everone, say cheese--or rather say cabbage, which is what you'd have been more likely to say in the 1800s.

    And as Lucy learns the hard way, never, never ask an outlaw if you can shoot him--whether by camera or otherwise.

    Thank you for stopping by. I wish you could all win Lucy!

  12. This sounds like a good book thanks for the giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Please enter me for this book. I really like the description of the main character.


  14. Lucy sounds like a bundle of enthusiasm and mishaps, I'd love to read about her adventures in A Vision of Lucy. Thanks for a chance to win it!
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  15. Lucy sounds intriguing, someone I would like to meet. I look forward to reading more about her.

  16. Lady DragonKeeperJune 7, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Brownley's last book, "A Suitor for Jenny" and would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm an e-mail subscriber: jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

  17. I love this series. Please enter me in the drawing. I am also an email subscriber. Thank you.

  18. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It sounds great!


  19. She burns down a church? That alone makes me want to read the book to find out how it happens. :)

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  20. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for a chance to win it!


  21. Can't wait to read your book Margaret. Sounds like a good one..

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    Still have blogger problems with this type comment.

  22. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Sounds really, really good!

  23. We love to win a big prize.

  24. A Vision of Lucy sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for a chance to win it!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.