If you enjoy Christian romance books, they you’ll enjoy the book A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman. I saw this book posted by Revell Books for a blog tour review and was a little nervous when I saw it was more than 500 pages long. Once I started reading it, I quickly fell into the story and watched the plot evolve. It’s one of those books you can start and finish in a weekend, its that good. Inside the pages is a story of a rebellious daughter, a bully who became a man, a domineering Christian father and a passive Christian wife. You’ll find a story of many emotions and settings and you follow Katie Rose through her journey from high school into college.
About the Book
A Hope Undaunted is the first book in the highly anticipated new series, Winds of Change, from award-winning author Julie Lessman. This highly charged romance takes into the 1920s as the Roaring 20’s are drawing to a close. Katie O’Connor is the epitome of the new woman—feisty, smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jake fits all of her criteria for a husband—good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. But when Katie 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 Jake? 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. Publisher’s Weekly has praised Lessman, saying her “writing skill is noteworthy” in A Hope Undaunted.
Favorite Quotes by Julie Lessman
- Privilege is wasted on the rich.
- God’s will is the path to my ultimate happiness.
- I’m not used to being on this end of the prayers.
- Bitterness and unforgiveness are sins and a luxury you cannot afford right now.
- Make a decision to bend that iron will of yours in God’s direction so he can hear your prayers.
- When you mix prayer with faith and a clean heart you can move mountains.
Favorite Scripture from the Book
Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. Isaiah 32:3 NIV
Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received an advance copy for review. For more information visit RevellBooks.com