Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

She Left Ireland And A Man Who Broke Her Heart...
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 http://www.julielessman.com/.

“Available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


A Heart Revealed - 4 STARS - EXCELLENT

I am a huge fan of Julie Lessman, so I’m always ready for her next book. One of my favorite characters from her stories is Emma Malloy. She is probably one the most humble characters I’ve ever read. I was happy to know this would be her story. If anyone deserved a good man Emma was the one. However there was one small problem, she was still married.

I was eager to find out how she would get out of this little dilemma. Ms. Lessman took me on a romantic journey. She threw every conflict at poor Emma, I was quickly reading to see how she would get herself out it.

As much as Emma fought falling for Sean O’Connor, the Lord had other plans. Emma pushed him off on another woman, hoping he’d fall in love; Sean even stopped working at the shop together thinking his feelings would go away.

These poor love sick souls, were they destined to be apart? You have to pick up the book to see if Ms. Lessman finds a way for them to be happy together.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for review purposes.

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