Each week I share a video on the right sidebar of my site. This week is author Cara Putnam sharing how her latest novel, Shadowed by Grace:A Story of Monuments Men, came to be. Given the recent movie Monuments Men, I found Cara’s video fascinating.
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.