A Heart Reveled by Julie Lessman
A Heart Revealed has everything, a passion for Christ, love and life. Lessman writes characters that live and breathe, she will draw you in between the covers of A Heart Revealed and keep you up late at night even when you have an early morning appointment.
Lessman continues this book with characters we fell in love with from A Passion Most Pure and the books following that masterpiece. This time we fall in love with Emma. I’ve wanted her story told since the first time I met her. It was worth the wait.
She Left Ireland And A Man Who Broke Her Heart…
Only To Find An American Who Could Restore It.
Only To Find An American Who Could Restore It.
Julie Lessman’s new novel A Heart Revealed (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3416-9, $14.99, 512 pages, September), the second offering in the “Winds of Change” series, opens in Boston in 1931, where thirty-one-year-old Emma Malloy has fled from an abusive marriage in Ireland.
Although her former husband has left her haunted and deeply scarred. Emma cannot help but develop strong feelings for her friend Charity’s brother, Sean O’Connor.
Described by his sister as very stubborn, Sean maintains that he is not the marrying kind. But as he and Emma draw closer and closer, will her strong, tender heart ensnare him and change his mind?
Transporting readers back to a time when the Empire State Building was brand new and the local speakeasy was a common destination, Lessman outlines the fascinating era and its citizens with deft precision.
Lessman, who has been hailed as a writer with noteworthy skill by Publishers Weekly has once again delivered an epic tale featuring vibrant characterization, wonderful thrills, sharp dialogue, and surprises both large and small.
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose books give readers “Passion With a Purpose,” underscoring her intense passion for both God and romance. Julie is the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards. She was the winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her “Winds of Change” series has recently released with A Hope Undaunted, which ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.
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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
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2 thoughts on “Julie Lessman’s A Heart Revealed –It’s here!”
I just wanted to add that if you've never read any of Julie Lessman's other books – YOU NEED TO!!! She is HANDS DOWN my favorite author, and she once again has written a book chock full of love, humor, passion, and story, story, story!!
This is the 5th book sharing the lives of the very Irish O'Connor family (The Daughters of Boston series is the 1st three, and the Winds of Change series continues where the Daughters of Boston left off), and I just absolutely LOVE how Julie incorporates SO MUCH the lives of the characters we have grown to love from her previous books! So by the time you get to this book – A Heart Revealed – you already know and LOVE Sean and Emma before even starting the book!
This one is a bit different than all of Julie's other books – because Emma is married, there isn't the heated romantic passion right off the bat and then all throughout the book (which is kinda Julie's “thing” in all of her other books.) Sean and Emma's story shows their love blooming through friendship, but don't worry – she still gives us plenty of her trademark passion and drama through Luke and Katie and Mitch and Charity!! And don't worry – things will definitely heat up for Sean and Emma too, so don't lose heart!! 🙂
The book is also full of the regular “Julie Lessman” roller coaster-like ups and downs and then of course back up again…with of course a surprise or two thrown in!! I promise – this one will be one for the KEEPER shelf – along with ALL of her other ones!! A definite must read!
DIANA!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU — what a fabulous review, my friend!! Can't wait to give you a hug (or two or three) at ACFW!!
Till then …