9/22/2011

A Heart Revealed

CBR Reviews:
Emma Malloy's story is revealed in this book.  We heard just tiny bits of it in the first book about this family. (A Hope Undaunted)  We join this book at the wedding of Kate and Luke, and Emma is here, and this is her story.  This book was a good book, but it was so distracting.  There were too many side stories in this book, and my main concern was there was entirely too much intimacy in the book.  I realize that this was between spouses, and it was handled fairly discreetly, but I don't want to read about that, I want to read the story of Emma.  All these things turned what would have been a 4 or 5 star story into a 3 star story for me.  I was so disappointed because this story could have been so much more than intimate scenes over and over.

Available September 2011  from your favorite seller of Revell books, a division of Baker Group Publishing.

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

Press Release


She Left Ireland And A Man Who Broke Her Heart...
Only To Find An American Who Could Restore It.
Julie Lessman’s new novel A Heart Revealed (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3416-9, $14.99, 512 pages, September), the second offering in the “Winds of Change” series, opens in Boston in 1931, where thirty-one-year-old Emma Malloy has fled from an abusive marriage in Ireland.

Although her former husband has left her haunted and deeply scarred. Emma cannot help but develop strong feelings for her friend Charity’s brother, Sean O’Connor.

Described by his sister as very stubborn, Sean maintains that he is not the marrying kind. But as he and Emma draw closer and closer, will her strong, tender heart ensnare him and change his mind?

Transporting readers back to a time when the Empire State Building was brand new and the local speakeasy was a common destination, Lessman outlines the fascinating era and its citizens with deft precision.

Lessman, who has been hailed as a writer with noteworthy skill by Publishers Weekly has once again delivered an epic tale featuring vibrant characterization, wonderful thrills, sharp dialogue, and surprises both large and small.

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose books give readers “Passion With a Purpose,” underscoring her intense passion for both God and romance. Julie is the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards. She was the winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her “Winds of Change” series has recently released with A Hope Undaunted, which ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.
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