Christian Book Previews Home
Christian Book Previews
Book Jacket

Trade Paperback
400 pages
Sep 2006
WaterBrook Press

The Brushstroke Legacy

by Lauraine Snelling

Review  |   Author Bio  |  Read an Excerpt

Review:

In her latest novel, The Brushstroke Legacy, author Lauraine Snelling shares a passionate story of love and faith that transcends three generations of women. Ragni suddenly finds herself headed to her great-grandmother's cabin on the Little Missouri, to take care of some long overdue repairs with her iPod-addicted, goth-wearing, sulking teenage niece. As Ragni and her niece, Erika, who both love art, begin work on the cabin they discover the beautiful art of their great-grandmother, Nilda that had been a secret.

Author Lauraine Snelling weaves back and forth between these three generations of women as each chapter reveals their personal heartaches and triumphs. The Brushstroke Legacy allows the reader to compare life as we know it with how it was lived back in 1906. Snelling gives us another compassionate novel about women overcoming odds and who found their outlet in art. Both women desire to use their gifts no matter the circumstances.

As Ragni and Erica work together to repair the cabin they go back in time to their shared history and learn that what separates them is not as great as what binds them together. Snelling also brings in romance and marriage for Nilda and Ragni which enriched their lives and also gives us more interest in this compelling story!

The Brushstroke Legacy is a wonderful read for those of us who love historical and contemporary fiction alike. This is an unforgettable story of life, love, and legacy, sustained in three generations of women. It is an inspirational book for women to look back and forward to the generations and what our own legacy can and will be. Highly Recommended. – Judy Vipperman, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Her much needed vacation time at the lake was so close that Ragni could almost feel it, but plans change, and she suddenly finds herself headed to her great grandmother’s cabin to take care of some long overdue repairs. And the last thing on her mind is taking anyone with her, especially an iPod-addicted, goth-wearing, sulking teenager. So much for the best laid plans.

In her latest novel, The Brushstroke Legacy, best-selling author Lauraine  Snelling shares a passionate story of love and faith that transcends three generations of women. Readers of historical and contemporary fiction alike will find the best of the genre in this one inspiring read.

In The Brushstroke Legacy, Ragni and her niece Erika begin work on the cabin, making an unexpected discovery: the hauntingly beautiful art of their great-grandmother Nilda. As the feat of organization progresses, Ragni and Erika remove layer after layer of their shared history, and—as they work together—they learn that what separates them is not so powerful as what binds them together. The Brushstroke Legacy weaves back and forth between three generations of women, as each chapter reveals their personal heartaches and triumphs. Readers who have come to love Snelling’s writing and new readers alike will be inspired by The Brushstroke Legacy and the unforgettable story of life, love, and legacy, sustained in three generations of women.