Monday, September 20, 2010
A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman (Review)
Paperback: 505 pages
Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2010)
WINDS OF CHANGE SERIES, BOOK 1 -- A HOPE UNDAUNTED:
What happens when the boy she loved to hate ... becomes the man she hates to love?
The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Cluny McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?
I thought this was a good book although a bit long. It took me a few days even though it was a page turner. There were many surprises. I thought everything was settled and then it changed. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I was happy with the ending. It is technically the start of a new series but the same characters are there from her last series. The main focus is on Katie O Connor this book. We find out what happened to the main characters of the previous books in this one too. They are all family so it flows find. It seems best to read all four books in order to avoid spoilers and they are all good. The characters and plot are interesting and well developed. It is not your typical Christian historical fiction because the author shows real life passion and emotions in the story. It was not too edgy for me and I am pretty conservative so I think all readers will be fine. Recommended. :)
About the author:
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her white-hot passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and 2009 Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied.
Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.