Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman (review and giveaway)

From Amazon: Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations? Full of the romance and relationships Lessman readers have come to love, A Passion Denied is the final book in the popular Daughters of Boston series.

My Review:
Julie has done it again, this latest installment into the loves of the O'Conner family
is truly a can't stop until you reach the end page turner.
Taking place in the roaring twenties, Elizabeth O'Conner is all grown up, and a woman in love... both with God and John Brady (yes Collin's friend from the war). Now called Lizzie, seeking love advice from both Faith and Charity her older sisters is a recipe for disaster, and yet the results lead to a endearing love story. Giving us continued glimpses into the O'Conners while also maintaining a exciting and thrilling mystery this book left me up reading into the wee hours of the night because I just had to know how it ended. As always Julie is such a wonderful and talented writer, and her story of Lizzie' and Brady's love is a gift from God.

Remember that it is better to read these books in order, so while I am now going to give you an opportunity to win a copy of #3, please find a way to start with A Passion Most Pure, and A Passion Redeemed.
Please post a comment with your email address in the
(at) (dot) format to win a copy of this great book!
Winner will be drawn on 5/31/09 and announced that Monday


Courtney said...

Oooh....I NEED to win this book!


Linda said...

With all the great reviews and interviews, I really want to win any or all of Julie's books.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

~Ley said...

I have the first two (I won them both when they came out!), so I have to enter a drawing for book 3. Maybe I'm just lucky with this series!


Julie Lessman said...

COURTNEY, LINDA AND LEY ... Thanks SOOO much for following my blogs. All three of you deserve to win a free book, so I am hoping that will happen.


Carole said...

I'm trying again to win a copy of one of Julie's books. Thanks so much for the giveaways!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Lisa P said...

I can't believe your giving away books! That must take some discipline on your part--but let it be me! =)


the preppy princess said...

We love the look Miss Qallie!

Julie Lessman said...

CAROLE, honey, if anybody will win a book, it will be you with as much as you are popping up, girlfriend -- THANK YOU for your support!

LISA P ... it does get a little hairy around book-release time because I give away TONS of signed books, but it's a good way for someone who wouldn't normally pick up my book to hopefully get hooked into the series, WHICH, I've been told, usually happens, or at least hope it does! Check out my website calendar for lots more opportunities to win. All it takes is a comment ... :)

Preppy Princess ... I LOVE the look of Helga's blog too, because a Google alert brought me here in the first place when Helga was talking about my book, and it's been a friendship made in heaven ever since, I can tell you that!


robynl said...

a great review and has made me interested in your writing; I also love series.


Ruth Dell said...

Hi- please enter me in the book drawing- I'm having fun reading all the blogs with interviews with Julie!

Thank you

Ruth Dell

Julie Lessman said...

Oh, ROBYN, I'm soooo glad Helga's review has stirred your interest in my series -- very cool! Good luck in the contest.

RUTH, thanks for following some of the interviews ... have I put my foot in my mouth yet?? I usually do sooner or later, so just wait ... :)


Emma said...

A Passion Denied sound like a wonderful book. Have a good week.

Julie Lessman said...

Thanks, EMMA! You have a good week, too, and good luck in the contest!


Jessica said...

I hope it's not too late to enter! I would LOVE to try to win this! Thanks. :-)

jessica_nelson7590 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Julie Lessman said...

JESSICA, nope, it's not to late, sweetie, so good job getting your name in there on all the blog giveaways I am doing right now!


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading the series of books. I can't wait to read them. Please enter me in the drawing. cynthiakchow at earthlink dot net

Julie Lessman said...

CYNTHIA ... oh, girl, I'm looking forward to you reading this series of books too!!! :) Thanks for leaving a comment, and if you don't win here, keep checking my website calendar at www.julielessman.com because I am adding new blog giveaways all the time. Good luck!


adge said...

Please enter me for this contest. Thanks.


Julie Lessman said...

Thanks, ADGE, for stopping by! Good luck in the contest.


sugarandgrits said...

Hi Julie! It's me again ~ I'm still trying to win A Passion Denied"! LOL

Thank you,


Julie Lessman said...

LORI ... you go, girl!! Good luck!


Katie said...

not sure if I'm late to be in the drawing but I would LOVE to win this...!!!

Julie Lessman said...

Thanks, KATIE, for your interest and for dropping by -- good luck in the contest!