Saturday, April 20, 2013

Love At Any Cost by Julie Lessman

If you have not read a book penned by Julie Lessman as of yet, you are missing out my friend. Julie is one of the best. I was hooked when I was first blessed to read her, "Winds of Change Series". Oh, she weaves a story that begs for your heart. Once it's captured, she isn't letting go any time soon. Again she is bringing us a new series. "The Heart of San Francisco Series". I have just finished book one, "Love at Any Cost", and I must say, she has done it again!

What are you willing to do for love and at what cost? The characters Cassidy McClare and Jamie McKenna are finding that passion trumps assumption. The lesson? Never assume who one truly is until you are able to genuinely know them. As one character has been hurt and moving on, another is searching for love with the great accessory of wealth. Yes, these characters are placing conditions on love. These characters meet and a story of change, faith, family and love begins.

This was a fun read for me. Enjoyable to the very end. This is an unputdownable for sure. Oh, the romance! I LOVED the kissing scenes. Way to go, Julie! I must say, this is romance at it's best.

We see characters that are imperfect. In their quirky imperfections we witness a God at work. Change is something that is difficult, especially if it's a change that isn't wanted. Through Cassidy I see a woman who is ready for change and is willing to go the distance. We witness her put her guard down after she has built up a wall around her heart. Jamie is that character that is looking beyond what love can do for his heart, but for his life. He wants change. He too is searching for ways to bring change. He isn't quite seeing past his circumstance. I loved seeing these characters come to trust the Lord and surrender all to Him.

I cannot wait to see where Julie goes next with book 2 of  this series. This is one I will be eagerly awaiting!

This book, "Love at Any Cost", was a gift from Revell for my review.

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.



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