Monday, May 4, 2009

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman (Review and Giveaway)

You know it’s a great book when your husband walks into the room and catches you lecturing the main characters, or surrounded by tissues saturated in tears. Julie Lessman’s debut novel is all that and more! -QallieQ
From Amazon:
Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.
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My Review:
Set at the cusp of America's entrance into World War I, the O'Conners; a loving Christian family of proud Irish descent experience both triumph and tribulation in their quests for love, faith and patriotism, separated from each other and their home in Boston Massachusetts while waiting out the war from the shores of Dublin, Ireland.
Earning a permanent position in my personal library, this truly was a book that I was unable to put down. This book went everywhere with me as I was unable to stop reading until the very end. Every time that I was sure I knew what would happen next, this wonderful story would take an unpredictable twist. Faith and Charity O'Conner bring to light an honest relationship between sisters as they fight, sharing a truth that while families require love this does not always mean you will like eachother.
Peppered with scripture this families love and faith in both God and eachother is woven through out a romantic tale tantalizing enought to appeal to the mainstream reader as well. This is a book where I laughed, cried and hugged the book in my arms before tearing into the sequal. Thank you Julie for such a delightful read.
Please post a comment with your email address in the
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Winner will be drawn on 5/10/09 and announced that Monday

15 comments:

Cathy Bryant said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. I just received my copy of A Passion Denied, and I've heard such great things about it, I can't wait to read it.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Blessings,
Cathy Bryant
catbry1[at]yahoo[dot]com

Soxy Deb said...

And I'm always up for reading a new author. New to me anyway. :)

menard2530(at)yahoo(dot)com

rebornbutterfly said...

I would love a copy of the first! I have the third and can't wait to read it!

rebornbutterfly (at) sbcgobal (dot) net

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Can't wait to read it!!!

Gail Mundy

Julie Lessman said...

HELGA!!!!!! You sweetie, you -- thank you SO much for hosting this giveaway!! It blesses the socks off of me, girl.

And, CATHY, I sure hope you don't read A Passion Denied first, though, because this is one series that definitely needs to be read in order due to a number of HUGE surprises that will be ruined if read out of order.

SOXY DEB, and I'm always up for a new reader, so go for it, girl!!

REBORNBUTTERFLY -- Oh-oh, don't tell me you are pulling a Cathy Bryant and trying to read A Passion Denied first, are you?? Borrow books 1 & 2 from a friend, get them at the library or just sit in Borders and read them, but PLEASE make sure you read them first, okay??? :)

Thanks SO much ALL for your interest -- I am blessed!

Hugs,
Julie

sherrinda said...

I hear Julie Lessman is just the best! I haven't read any of her books and would love a chance to win. (I hear reading them in order is a must, right?)
Thanks for the review! It sounds wonderful!
sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com

littlesack said...

thanks for sharing!!

(isn't it nice when friends run something for you?! its a great feeling).

Julie Lessman said...

Okay, Sherrinda, who did you hear that from?? I want names and e-mails because I need to send them a check! And, YES, this series needs to be read in order, PLEASE!! So beg, borrow or steal copies of books 1 and 2, and THEN read Denied, okay? :)


LITTLESACK ... just got to tell you that I LOVE that name!! :)

Hugs,
Julie

THE WATERMELON TREE said...

I had totally forgotten about Justin Timberlake's version!! OMG so funny!!

The book that I am reading my nora roberts is Where The Heart Is. Which has 2 stories in it!! So good:):) What other books do u like! I LOVE to read!!!

rebornbutterfly said...

I won't, i promise!
I'm trying to get together with a friend who has the first 2 :)
I'm going to re-read the 1st as a refresher :)

rebornbutterfly said...

Man, Just realized my address is wrong!

rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Sorry for all the extra comments!

Julie Lessman said...

REBORNBUTTERFLY ... I always like to reread the prior books in a series, too, before I forge into the next one. In fact, I did that when I received my author copy of Denied last month -- reread both books 1 and 2 first, then jumped right into Denied. Soooo much better that way!! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Domestic Designer said...

I am an avid reader so I would certainly love to win this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for sponsoring the give away! Have a great weekend!

Julie Lessman said...

DOMESTIC DESIGNER, thanks SO much for your interest and good luck in the contest!

Hugs,
Julie

parkaveprincess said...

thanks for the suggestion, that pound cake sounds delicious! and I left you a tag on my blog :)