A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman

a-passion-redeemedA Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (The Daughters of Boston, Book 2) (Revell Books, 2008 ), 480 pages

I picked this up because I needed something easy, predictable. The only count against this one, for the situation, was its length. About mid-way through the first chapter, I was groaning internally. I could already tell where this was headed. What kind of book this was.

It got better, though. Lots better. Lessman removed it from that stereotyped track.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read Christian historical fiction. This used to be a standby genre for me. This book, though? I might classify it more as Christian romance, rather than historical fiction. Sure, it’s set in 1918-1919, but really, the time period seems to influence the story very little.

The book follows Charity O’Connor as she attempts to woo her sister’s former fiance (Charity’s the reason they aren’t together) Mitch Dennehy in Dublin. Meanwhile, at home in Boston, Charity’s sister Faith is planning her wedding to Charity’s former fiance, Collin McGuire.

I didn’t really feel uninformed by reading this second book in the series first, although I’d certainly recommend they be read in order. The third book in this Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Denied, is due out in early May 2009.

Recommended by (and won from?) My Friend Amy, who calls Lessman a favorite author.

I think I’ll seek out more books by Lessman, starting with the first book in this series, A Passion Most Pure, which my library has (along with this one).

Lessman’s website.

Other reviews:
My Friend Amy
Window to my World
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9 responses to “A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman

  1. Thanks for this review. I’ve wondered about these. They look good, but I’ve steered away from Christian fiction, because, as you mentioned, they can be too predictable at times. Sounds like it got better though, so I might have to give it a try! Thanks! 🙂

  2. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 It’s definitely romance!!!!

  3. Nice review! I’m adding it to my wishlist. 🙂

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  7. Oh my goodness!!! I love this book!! It is AMAZING!!! There are so many twists and turns – and so much romance and passion – and the HUMOR!! – OH MY GOODNESS!!! You will laugh, cry (or bawl in my case), grieve, love, and just basically LIVE LIFE with these characters!!! Julie Lessman is my new all-time favorite author, and all 3 of her books in the Daughters of Boston series are MUST HAVE’S for any Christian fiction lover’s shelf!! I will definitely be reading them over and over!!! Trust me!!! You will not be disappointed!!! And a side note – I am also BLOWN AWAY by Julie herself!! She not only an author who takes the time to actually READ her fan emails – but she actually RESPONDS to them…usually right away (like in the same day – sometimes the same hour!!) She GENUINELY CARES and LOVES her readers!!!! She is truly a cut above the rest!!!!!

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