Lauraine Snelling is one of my favorite authors. I will read anything she writes and most likely love it.
I first discovered her fabulous story telling talents when Captain Cavedweller bought me the first book in the Red River of the North Series. I was hooked. The characters were so real to me, I laughed, cried and celebrated with them all the way through the book. So when the next book in the series came out, I had to read it. And the next one. And the next one.
I also read her Sisters of the Confederacy Series. The lead female character in the first book reminded me so much of my youngest niece – strong, independent, a talented horsewoman. I could just picture Amanda as the the heroine.
Then I read through her Dakotah Treasures Series and loved all those characters, too.
The other day I just happened to find The Brushstroke Legacy and wondered how I could have missed one of her books. Where the other books I have read and loved were historical, this modern day novel still managed to capture my interest and touch my heart.
Ragni Clauson’s life seems to be crumbling around her. She hangs on by a thread with the promise of an upcoming three-week vacation. At the last moment, her vacation plans change from a relaxing trip to go work on stabilizing her great-grandmother’s old cabin with her rebellious teenage niece Erika.
As the twosome work together, and work at rebuilding a relationship they once shared, they discover how much they have in common with Nilda, Ragni’s great-grandmother, including a love of art.
The story is a wonderful journey from sadness and desolation to love and acceptance.
Give it a try. It is well worth your time.