Oct 27, 2010
A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
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 Luke 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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Lessman is the author of A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Lessman has garnered several writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She lives in Missouri.
Visit Julie's website at http://www.julielessman.com/
This is the first book I have read by Julie Lessman and I really didn't know what to expect. It took me quite a while to get into the story, but about half way through the book, I was hooked.
Katie is the youngest daughter in the O'Connor family and she is very spoiled, to say the least. I enjoyed how Katie's character developed and matured, yet I also felt her pain and frustration when things didn't go the way she thought they should. There was a strong theme of learning to trust God in all aspects of life, and Katie's story is a very interesting journey.
Overall, A Hope Undaunted was an enjoyable book with some very valuable lessons that really spoke to my heart. I look forward to reading more books by Julie Lessman, and I am especially interested to see what will follow in the next book of the "Winds of Change" series.
Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".