Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman + Giveaway



Book Synopsis: 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.

My Review:
Every once in awhile, you get the rare chance of reading a book that captivates you in the first few pages. A book that you know has a place in your permanent book collection, and that reminds you just why you love God and living.

Julie Lessman's debut novel A Passion Most Pure is one of those books! I absolutely fell in love with the book only a short way in and couldn't stop turning the pages to see what would happen next. Now girls, this is a book for us. It's a heartpounding romance. An epic love story if you will. It has all the necessary ingredients, a gorgeous leading man with a troubled past, a heroine who is easy to love and identify with, a conspiring jealous but beautiful sister, the backdrop of a world at war, a couple of love triangles (my favorite, lol) and a passion for God.

Lessman's prose is easy and seemingly effortless, her characters well developed and layered, and the plot is rich and enchanting. :)

Girls, you will love this book.

I'm pretty sure this series will end up next to the Mark of the Lion books as some of my favorite books ever. (I haven't read the next two, but I'm just sure!) And I'm really hopeful that Julie will get the chance to write more stories for us about these wonderful characters.

Tomorrow, I have an interview with Julie to share with you and it's wonderful. I think you'll really enjoy it regardless of whether or not you're a reader.

I want you to get the chance to read this book as well, and so I'm offering a chance for you to win the book. Here's how it's going to work.....

Contest Rules:

If you post a comment here with your email address you'll get one entry.

If you post a comment here and on tomorrow's interview with Julie you'll get two entries.

And because I want as many people as possible to hear about this book, if you post on YOUR blog or on a message board about the book using a link to purchase it on Amazon AND a link back to either this review or Julie's interview (which will be posted tomorrow), you'll get a whopping six entries into the contest! But you must leave me a link to where you posted so I can see. You can also email me (email address available on my profile page) this information. Be creative with your post! I'll draw a winner on February 3. Sorry, this contest is only open to those with a US mailing address. (the book is a chunkster!)

Sound good? Be absolutely sure to visit tomorrow for Julie's interview, she has a lot of words of wisdom for us!

(looking for more giveaways? Check out the bloggy giveaway carnival!)

70 comments:

michelle said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. I am always looking for new books to read.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Good book for a friend!

Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

BGBALLR33 said...

thanks

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Mom said...

I love books!!

Hannah said...

i'd love to win a copy of this book! hsmud[at]gmail[dot]com
thanks!

Stormy5475 said...

Wonderful, thank you for the giveaway, please enter me, thank you,
Stormy5475@aol.com

Pamela J said...

"Every once in awhile, you get the rare chance of reading a book that captivates you in the first few pages." is what Amy said.
I have to admit I have been captivated by just reading ABOUT Julie's book, "A Passion Most Pure", without ever getting actually to the first page. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.
Pam
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

Too, too cool! I loved looking around your blog. Thank you for your great offer!

Julie D said...

I'm always looking for a good book--and the author has a great name!

Boasting In My Weakness said...

What a GREAT giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Katie
http://bimw.wordpress.com

Lizardbreath said...

Please count me in, it looks like a thoroughly enjoyable read.

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me! It looks like a realyl good book.

nw_Wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

Faerie Mom said...

LOVE books! Count me in!

jayedee said...

what a great giveaway! please throw my name in the hat too! good luck to everyone!

Shannon said...

I would love to read this book!

Count me in!

Playful Professional said...

I always need a new book!

windycindy said...

What a wonderful sounding book. I love the cover! Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Mrs Branham said...

Thank you for entering my contest and enter me into your too!

Deborah said...

Just my kinda of book - thanks for putting it up in the giveaway. Please count me in. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

carolsue said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.

Rochirmil said...

Count me in for one. I'll be back tomorrow!

The Trier and Jen said...

Please enter me in your contest
Jen

whitty4jen@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'd love to be entered to win!

Holladay Family said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway. Would LOVE to win! Lisa :)

My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks again!

Jenny said...

I love to read Christian Fiction books. This is one author that I have not read, but it looks wonderful!

ahiltz said...

Sounds like a really good book! Thanks so much for doing this!

ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Nise' said...

Always on the look out for new to me authors. Count me in please.

Karin said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me to win. Thanks!

Sweetpeas said...

Count me in!

Chas said...

Excellent! I love finding new authors!! I just added this to my "to read" list!

chas779@gmail.com

momofmhasr said...

I am always looking for a new good book.

Jane Marie said...

The cover of this book looks wonderful. I love all things Victorian and am a big reader. Count me in.

Bree said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

Marcia said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elena said...

This sounds like a really nice book. Thanks for the contest!

Carolynn W. said...
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Carolynn W. said...

Please enter me, I would love to win this book! Thanks:)

Margaret said...

sounds great!
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nor_lou said...

wonderful

susan1215 said...

please enter me

katie m said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

kelly said...

Please choose me!

Piseco said...

Thanks for the contest!

Erica G said...

count me in for this one. Your review of the book makes it sound fantastic.

James and Andrea said...

This looks wonderful. I'd love to read it!

Christine said...

Please add me to the list. This book looks interesting and enjoyable. Thanks

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

JewelsHud said...

I love new authors and books! Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

Linda said...

Enter me, please. ernestsgirl82@aol.com

Mommy said...

Please enter me! I would LOVE to read it! Thank you for giving away such a nice prize. :)

Patriot said...

Sounds like a book I would love - thanks!!

Lesha said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

TeeJay said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah said...

I love to read and this sounds like a lovely book. Please count me in. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Merry said...

I'm in need of new reading material and this sounds wonderful. Please enter me!

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, wow! That sounds amazing! I love Christian romance books. I share them with my 16yo, too. I want her to read about heroines who aspire for a Godly love and romance. Kaytlin does, and she doesn't plan to date until she knows that God intends that man for her husband.

Liz said...

What a great giveaway! Please sign me up! Thanks!

Krista said...

This sounds like right up my alley! I need a good read! ;)
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

I would be interested in reading this!

kamewh said...

Great giveaway! Would love to win!

fyjules said...

Sounds like a interesting read.

Audra Marie said...

This would be great for my daughters! My oldest is 18 and bought herself a purity ring. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)thesilvas(dot)com

Tisa said...

I'm always looking for new books to read. Count me in please! ~ :) Thanks!

Theresa N. said...

Wonderful, I'd love to read this book.

Taryn said...

Please enter me. I would love to win this!

heather said...

I'm interested! My contact info is in my blog profile. Thank you!

jennifer57 said...

please enter me too...if it's not too late :)

Tammy said...

Good health to you. what a great contest, thanks for the chance.

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