Thursday, August 28, 2008

Book: A Passion Redeemed

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Passion Redeemed

Revell (September 1, 2008)


Julie Lessman


Julie Lessman is a debut author who has already garnered writing acclaim, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She is a commercial writer for Maritz Travel, a published poet and a Golden Heart Finalist. Julie has a heart to write “Mainstream Inspirational,” reaching the 21st-century woman with compelling love stories laced with God’s precepts. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever, and has two grown children and a daughter-in-law. A Passion Most Pure was her first novel.


No man can resist her charms. Or so she thought. Charity O'Connor is a woman who gets what she wants. Her stunning beauty and flirtatious ways have always succeeded with men. Until Mitch Dennehy, that is.

Brilliant and dangerously handsome, Mitch is a no-nonsense newspaperman who wants nothing to do with her. Charity burned him once, destroying his engagement to the only woman he ever truly loved. He won't play with matches again. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat, hoping to ignite the heart of the man she loves. And she always gets what she wants--one way or another.

Or does she? Will her best-laid schemes win his love? Or will her seductive ways drive him away forever? Book 2 in the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Redeemed will captivate your heart and stir your soul with a story of faith and redemption rising from the ashes of temptation, desire, and shame.


I have been dying to read this book since I read the first one. Julie Lessman is an amazing author when it comes to her writing and just "sucking" you in (in a good way!). I started it last night and in less than 24 hours I'm done - with all 477 pages!

However, I came away at the very end slightly disappointed. Without giving anything away let me just say that I think the ending is slightly unrealistic. There is so much pain in this book between Mitch and Charity. I guess there's a lot of pain in real life, too, but after a certain point don't you just move on? Maybe that was her point. That we can't just move on from our pain, we have to stop, forgive, and let God heal us.

At any rate, I'm still eagerly anticipating the next book in the series since I'm sure she's not done with any of these characters (and characters they are!).

If you would like to read an excerpt from A Passion Redeemed, go HERE.

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