Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Hope Undaunted: Book Review

About The Book:

What happens when the boy she loved to hate becomes the man she hates to love?

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she 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 Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?

About The Author:

Julie Lessman is the author of A Passion Most PureA Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Lessman has garnered several writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She lives in Missouri.

My Review:

A fantastic read that kept my attention throughout the entire time I read A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman. I will definitely be reading more of her novels. The book is full of great characters, with a fabulous storyline. There is also a genuine "realness" that the reader can definitely relate to the situations seen in the book. I love the descriptions of the setting as it makes you feel as though you are right there in the book. I am definitely going to go back and read more of Lessman's writing as I really enjoyed this book. A quick, yet exciting read that any fan of Christian Historical Fiction will enjoy.

I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up. A great Christmas gift idea for any book fan in your life.

BUY IT: You can purchase A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman online through Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is also available through your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group products.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group

1 comment:

  1. SHIRLEY!!! WOW, what a great review -- THANK YOU for blessing the socks off of me!!

    Since A Hope Undaunted is the first in a new series, I'm hoping to get a big push with lots of positive reviews up front on both CBD.com and Amazon.com, so I am checking with all the Revell blog-tour reviewers who liked AHU to see if they would mind posting their reviews on Amazon/com and/or CBD.com.

    If so, I am running a contest on my website right now that you might be interested in. By posting this review on CBD.com and/or Amazon.com, you can be entered to win a $50 CBD.com or Amazon.com gift card plus signed copies of all four of my books. So if you ARE interested, here is the link for the contest:

    Again, Shirley, THANK YOU for not only taking the time to read my book, but for blessing me with such a wonderful review. BUT ... if posting reviews on booksellers' sites is NOT your thing, I certainly understand.

    Have a blessed day!