Friday, February 1, 2008

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

Hello ALL!

After reading this book I understood the title, but not the book. I was confused at the setting to start with. If Faith was from Boston, then her standing didn't make sense to me. She wasn't upper class because she was working and several other things, but she wasn't in the lower class either. That was the first thing that threw me. If Faith was upper class, then she would have had an escort or a chaperone. I couldn't figure out if I was lost in the wrong genera, or time frame or what happened here. So pushing that all aside, I found myself pondering why she didn't go to finishing school if she were in the Boston Upper-Crust, I decided she must be in some lost middle class that I never heard of before in this era.

I was highly bothered by the lost of Faith's sister Hope. Just on words alone, Charity and Faith live when Hope is dead. Wow. That messed with my mind. I would have loved to have seen the ending being much different. I don't want to give anything away for anyone who wants to read this book, but let me just say that if you kill one main character, you can bring that character back as say, a baby of one of the other sisters perhaps? I haven't read the other books in this series, and I don't plan on reading them. This one was hard to get through, and parts of it were just flat out hard to make myself read and not just skim over until something became interesting. Since that is not the kind of reader I am, so that worried me. Over all it was an o.k. book, but not one I would recommend or care to re-read.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Passion Most Pure
(Revell January 1, 2008)
Julie Lessman


Julie Lessman is a debut author who has already garnered writing acclaim, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She is a commercial writer for Maritz Travel, a published poet and a Golden Heart Finalist. Julie has a heart to write “Mainstream Inspirational,” reaching the 21st-century woman with compelling love stories laced with God’s precepts. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever, and has two grown children and a daughter-in-law. A Passion Most Pure is her first novel.


She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister ...

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there’s the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin’s affections suddenly shift her way, it threatens to tear Faith's proper Boston family apart.

Refusing to settle for anything less than a romantic relationship that pleases God, Faith O'Connor steels her heart against her desire for the roguish Collin McGuire. Collin is trying to win her sister Charity's hand, and Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure is Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.

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