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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Book Spotlight: A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

Raise your hand if you're ready for the second installment of The Winds of Change series by Julie Lessman!  You can count me in!  I'm thrilled that A Heart Revealed is almost here!  The book is available on August 15th at, and September 1st everywhere else.  Julie Lessman's books are at the top of my list, so much so that I've kept all of her books to read again -- they're that good!  The Winds of Change series starts out with A Hope Undaunted, released in September of 2010.

If you haven't read Julie's Daughters of Boston series, you'll want to start there first.  The O'Connor family saga will be best enjoyed if you start with A Passion Most Pure, then A Passion Redeemed, finishing up with A Passion Denied.  Julie's tagline is "Passion with a Purpose," and that is certainly true!  Julie has a huge heart for God, and that passion shines through in all of her books.

Making A Heart Revealed even more special to me, is the fact that my name will be in the book!  Julie held a contest where readers could have a character in her book named after them, so I set out posting reviews everywhere I could, ending up with a whopping 169 reviews posted!  That put me in second place to my dear blogging friend, Casey Herringshaw, who rounded out the contest with 240 reviews posted winning her a main character named after her in A Heart Revealed.  I will have a minor subordinate character named after me in the book!  How fun is that!?!  So, when you read A Heart Revealed and find the name Michelle Tuller . . . that's ME!!  :D

Julie Lessman has recently garnered many awards including . . .

* Voted #1 Romance Fiction Author by Family Fiction Magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards. See all top fiction winners in May/June issue at:

* Voted #1 Series of the Year for "Winds of Change," 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

* Voted #3 Top Author of the Year, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

* Voted #5 for Top Novel of the Year for A Hope Undaunted, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

* Voted #4 for Top Historical Fiction Author of the Year, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

* A Hope Undaunted #5 on Booklist's Top Ten Inspirational Fiction for 2010!!!
* A Hope Undaunted finalist Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence

The Daughters of Boston series starts us out with the O'Connor family in 1916 Boston, Massachusetts.  Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household.
Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.

Graced with physical beauty, though shallow of heart, Charity O'Connor is a woman who knows what she wants. She sets her sights on the cantankerous Mitch Dennehy, editor at the Irish Times, who has unwittingly stolen her heart. And although the sparks are there, Mitch refuses to fan the coals of a potential relationship with his ex-fiancée's sister. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat and she always gets what she wants--one way or another. Is revenge so sweet after all? Or will Charity get burned? Full of intense passion, betrayal, and forgiveness, A Passion Redeemed will delight Lessman's fans and draw new ones.  Book 2 of the Daughters of Boston series.

Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations?

Full of the romance and relationships Lessman readers have come to love, A Passion Denied is the final book in the popular Daughters of Boston series.

If you haven't read Julie Lessman's books, you'll want to get right on that!  I think you'll be very happy  you did!  You can read my reviews here . . . A Passion Most PureA Passion RedeemedA Passion DeniedA Hope Undaunted.

You can find out more about these wonderful books at Julie Lessman's website. 


  1. I love Julie's books! My book club read A Passion Most Pure last summer. I couldn't stop with just that one so read the rest of the series, then continued with A Hope Undaunted. I am looking forward to A Heart Revealed. I'll have to remember to look for your name, as well as Casey's, when I read it.

  2. Soooooo excited right along with you!!!!!

    And just a major subordinate character, I can't claim a main character. ;-) Can't wait to see your name!!!

  3. Pam! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I know exactly how you feel -- I couldn't stop with just one either. ;-)

    And you're right, Casey, main subordinate character; I missed a word there. ;-)

    Not sure when Julie is going to mail our books, but I am already stalking the mailbox (well, I do that everyday, but even more so now!!!). :D

    Thank you so EVERYONE who stopped by!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit.

    Sweet Blessings,

  4. Hey, PAM, I am SO glad you didn't stop with one -- BLESS YOU, GIRL!!

    And, CASE AND MICHELLE, my author copies should arrive any day now, so when they do, YOUR COPIES will be the first to mail out, and I will TELL you when I do it, okay?


  5. That sounds GREAT, Julie! Thank you so much!!!


  6. YAY Julie!!! I love your books! I can't wait to read your next one!!! Great post, great information!

  7. Thank you for visiting, Eden! : )

  8. Hey, EDEN, thank you SO much, sweetie!! Only THREE MORE DAYS till it's available on!!! Happy reading ...