Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Passion Most Pure

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

A Passion Most Pure

(Revell January 1, 2008)

Julie Lessman

I can't remember the last time I read an entire book in one day -- with our family I just don't get the opportunty to do that. But this one was so good I didn't want to put it down! Kevin, one of our 8 year old twins, checked on me every hour or so to see what page I was on...he was fascinated that I was able to read almost 500 pages at one time!

The downside of reading a great book that fast is that you have to wait a long time for the next one in the series! I'm looking forward to it. Julie's writing style is fast paced and personal -- and she draws you in from the first sentence. There are twists and turns, wonderful people to meet, tragedy and surprises. This is not a book to read right before bedtime (unless you don't really want to sleep). Check it out!

I didn't realize it until I finished the book, but Julie lives in High Ridge...just outside of St. Louis. I don't know why I think it's so cool that she's almost a neighbor, but it is.


She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister ...

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there’s the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin’s affections suddenly shift her way, it threatens to tear Faith's proper Boston family apart.

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. Collin is trying to win her sister Charity's hand, and Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure is Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.

The book link can be purchased on Amazon


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 is her first novel.

Julie can be reached at her website.

1 comment:

Julie Lessman said...

Hey Susan,

Thank you SOOOO much for the great review and, gee, sorry I ate up your day! :)

And, gosh, where do you live ... go to church? And, of course, if you are from St. Louis, you know I just HAVE to ask ... where did you go to high school??:) Are you a member of ACFW, and if so are you planning on attending their conference in Minneapolis in Sept.?

Sorry for all the questions, but it's so nice to hear we are "almost" neighbors! Let me know at, okay?