Grace’s Pictures is an interesting book from a historical standpoint. Thomson obviously did her homework in researching the book. The snapshot into how early personal cameras were received by the public as invasions of privacy was quite interesting in comparison with our current obsessiveness with snapping pictures of everything and compulsively posting them online for the world to see. It was interesting how corrupt the police organization was and the role of the police of that time.
However, despite all the interesting history and information in this book, I just couldn’t get interested enough in the characters to care what happened to them. Perhaps there was too much predictability. Obviously, Grace and Owen were going to become friends (or more) at some point. Even the happenings in the Parker household were foreseeable.
I’m sure there are readers that would love this book, but it just wasn’t for me. If you are looking for a light historical fiction to read in an afternoon, this might be for you.