Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy moves to Boston to stay with her spinster aunt. She longs for romance to fill the void left by her parents' death. But when she falls hard for Steven O'Connor, the man who broke an engagement to her sister, Annie is worried. Will he break her heart too when he discovers who she really is?
With heart-pounding romance, intense family drama, and emotional twists and turns, A Love Surrendered is everything Julie Lessman's many fans have been waiting for.
Title: A Love Surrendered
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Pub Date: October 01, 2012
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of "Passion with a Purpose" underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as "Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction." Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year, and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year. She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.
Annie might be barely eighteen years old, but she knows exactly what she wants. Steven thinks of her as "the kid", but Annie has set her sights on him, and she is not afraid to let him know. She finds herself in some sticky situations before she finally realizes what is really important in a relationship.
Romance eventually blossoms between Annie and Steven, in spite of their age difference. The O'Connor family welcomes Annie into their home and their hearts. When Annie's older sister comes home for a visit, she brings along a big secret and unresolved issues from the past that affect many people. Annie is willing to sacrifice her own happiness for her sister, yet her heart is broken.
A Love Surrendered is an inspirational journey of a young couple determined to do what's right, and the subsequent rewards of purity and modesty while dating. Julie Lessman tackles some controversial subjects that are prevalent whether based in historical time periods or present day. I highly recommend this one!
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.