Friday, October 26, 2012

A Writer's Review of “A Light in the Window" by Julie Lessman

One Woman. Two Men. One stirs her pulse and the other her faith. But who will win her heart?

Wow. Julie Lessman sure knows how to write complex. 

Even when I knew for certain how A Light in the Window would end... you know, since I’ve read and adored every book Julie’s written about the hero and heroine’s six children... the complexities of the plot, the roller-coaster of emotions, the love triangles… all had me constantly clutching at the edge of my seat. So much so that I often had to put the book down… just to breathe. I’ve had to do this with every single one of her books though, so it was completely expected.

I’m so glad Julie went in with her agent and wrote this prequel to the O’Connor family’s story. I’ve been reading about the O’Connors ever since Julie’s first book came out years ago. I remember seeing it in Borders for the first time, falling in love with the cover photo, the words on the back cover, and how very awesomely thick (400+ pages!) it was. I took it home and have been officially addicted ever since.

I’ve learned so much about Patrick and Marcy throughout the years as I’ve been reading about their children’s love-lives... and oftentimes seeing things from their perspectives. It might be the writer in me, but I love knowing the entire story. And reading about the beginning of Patrick and Marcy’s love story now, after I’ve been acquainted with them for so long, brings back to mind so many things I’ve read about them over the years. And all these words, when combined and piled up into such a very touching and all-encompassing love story, teaches without fault how God’s awesome love for us can transform our dust and ashes into something beautiful, time and time again.  

I am sad that this book won’t be in paperback (eBook format only), but I am very glad to have had the chance to read it for Julie’s pre-release blog tour. I give Julie Lessman’s A Light in the Window 5 stars

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The Daughters of Boston” Series

The “Winds of Change” Series
Oh, And One Last Thing!
Love At Any Cost, book one in Julies new series “The Heart of San Francisco comes out in April from Revell!
 Fooled by a pretty boy once,
shame on him.
Fooled by a pretty boy twice,
shame on me.

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassady McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him … until Jamie MacKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well lassos her heart. But when Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than him, Cassie finds herself bucked by love a second time, sending her back to Texas to lick her wounds and heal her heart. In her absence, Jamie discovers money can’t buy love, but love built on faith can set a heart free, a truth he discovers a little too late … or is it?

1 comment:

Julie Lessman said...

DAWN!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, my friend, for the great review -- MUCH appreciated!!

I feel like this prequel was my swan song for the O'Connors, so I am ready to move on ... as soon as the tears dry on my face ... :|