Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Love At Any Cost: A Book Review

About The Book:


He’s looking to take care of his family. She’s looking to take care of her heart. Trouble is . . . love’s looking to take care of them both.

Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Jilted by a fortune hunter, Cassidy travels west hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. Can love prevail when Jamie discovers that Cassidy is poorer than he is? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

Bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the delectable Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Join your favorite romantic storyteller as she moves to the hills of San Francisco for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of "Passion with a Purpose" underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as "Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction." Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year, and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year. She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. 

You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.

My Review:

Letting go and letting God have control of life situations seems to be the theme of a lot of books I have been reading lately. And it is also the theme for my life and those of many people around me. Love At Any Cost was a wonderfully written story that covers this theme throughout, with delightful characters and a well-written, fluid story line that will draw your attention from the first and last pages, and throughout. With each description of scenery, to the interactions of characters, to the life experiences happening in the book, I felt like I was right in each chapter living life alongside the characters. Not once did I feel the book dragged, and it ended in a very neat fashion as well. 

If you are already a fan of author Julie Lessman, then you will definitely want to read this book, and will love it. If you are a fan of historical fiction and have not yet read Lessman's novels, this would be a great one to start with!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Love At Any Cost at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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