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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Book Review: A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman {Revell Blog Tour}

About the book:   
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known?

Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

My Rating:  5 Stars

My Review:
Wow!  Julie Lessman has hit another home run with this second installment to The Winds of Change series!  We first meet the O'Connor family in Julie's Daughters of Boston series,  which you'll want to read first, before reading The Winds of Change series.  All of Julie's books are meant to be read in order, as each story builds from the others - a gripping family saga that will keep you wanting more and more!  Each book filled with passion, drama, and a heart for God that makes it next to impossible to set down!

It's without a doubt, that Julie's writing is among the best I've ever read.  Throughout the story, I was drawn in by vivid, colorful dialogue, a charming setting that comes to life, and captivating characters that leave a lasting impression.  I find the characters to be realistic, and each one with their own unique voice.  And it's no secret, there are a lot of characters in this family saga, but Julie moves effortlessly between them.  Each character has a unique personality that is vibrant and full of life, so much so that they nearly spring off the page!

And oh, the passion!  As always, Julie's passion for romance and God shines brightly!  It's truly what I love about her books, and Sean and Emma's story was no exception.  From start to finish, Julie held me enchanted, with a gripping story that wouldn't let go.  Needless to say, it is with great anticipation that I await the final installment of the O'Connor family saga!  Two thumbs up, and highly recommended!  

**Thank you to Revell, a division of Baker House Publishing, for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.**

**Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**


  1. Sounds like a great book! I haven't had much time to read anything but board books with my baby girl lately. I still have yet to read something by this author. It's on my long "need to read" list.

  2. Oh yes! I know what you mean about a long "need to read" list. It just keeps getting bigger it seems.

    I really think you'll enjoy Julie's books once you get the chance to read them!! They really are amazing! : )