Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Passion Redeemd by Julie Lessman

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.

Praise for the first book in the series:

"Full of romance, humor, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page." --Historical Novels Review "Superb! Incredible!

"I loved Julie Lessman's A Passion Most Pure from the second I picked it up until the very last moment I stopped reading." --Armchair Interviews

"I devoured this book and loved every single page. . . . This is a thick, juicy read, and one I would pick up again in a heartbeat."

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

Ok. Julie Lessman has created the most conniving, conceited, manipulative, aggravating, thick-headed character I have ever had the pleasure of reading about! If you thought Charity was a mess in A Passion Most Pure, boy are you in for ride!! A Passion Redeemed is the second book in Julie Lessman’s The Daughters of Boston series, and it is absolutely impossible to put down! In this story, you follow the infamous Charity through a truly heartbreaking series of events. She is so real, you almost feel guilty for being just a tiny bit glad that things were hard.

However, the guilt suddenly softens when you realize that in one way or another we are all just a bit like Charity. We have all had our hearts broken and lashed out in spiteful vengeance. We have all been ashamed of a wrong choice we’ve made and lied to make others believe we were something other than the wretch we knew we were inside. If we are indeed a child of God, we have all been brought to a moment when we realized how ugly and sinful we are in the eyes of our Creator without the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. We have been brought to brokenness so that Christ alone could redeem us.

Charity O’Connor is not an easy person to like. We’ve all met her at some point in our lives. I’m so very thankful that God knows and loves us enough to redeem even the hearts that have been shattered. (Yes, Charity’s lessons are painfully learned!) God alone restores what the flesh and the devil try to steal from us. Don’t miss this book – whatever it takes. Purchase your copy here today!


CherryBlossomMJ said...

I love your review! I had a hard time writing my review because of all the emotions this book brought up, but what you have said is dead-on what I think. Thank you for voicing my opinions!!!


Vicki said...

Thanks, Kim!