Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman & My Review

The 1920's 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 Jake fits all of her criteria for a husband - good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. 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?

A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the WINDS OF CHANGE series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.

**Available September 2010 at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group**

My Review:
I love all of Julie Lessman's books!
This one was really good because it shows them all as very human and flawed, but they all still love each other and work through things. I thought it was interesting that Katie felt that her father loved the other two more than her. I found it interesting because Charity also felt that in her book (A Passion Redeemed).
I loved Katie. She was silly and headstrong, but I felt like I identified more with her than the others.
I wouldn't recommend these to anyone under 17 or 18, but I love recommending them to older girls :)

1 comment:

Julie Lessman said...

Jewlz!!! Thank you for the wonderful review -- what a blessing to wake up to!

I'm glad you identified with Katie. It seems most of my readers identify with Faith and Lizzie, so it's nice to see someone rally to Katie's side.

My intent was to mold Katie more like Charity, but in a totally independent way, where she didn't seem to "need" men as much as Charity did, which, ironically as you said, is due to the same cause: their father. Both felt the absence of their father's love, and although this "lack of love from Patrick" was not true, to each of the girls it was very real, manifesting itself in independance in Katie and the dire need for a man in Charity.

Jewlz, I don't know if you are prone to posting your reviews on or, but if you are, I would love to see this one there. But if it's not your thing, no worries, okay?

Have a blessed day!