Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman & Facebook Party

A Hope Undaunted A Hope Undaunted

by Julie Lessman
ISBN-13: 978-0800734152
Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2010)

About the Book:

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Cluny McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever? A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the WINDS OF CHANGE series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.

Facebook Party:

You’re invited to A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! "Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party! How does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds pretty great too!) On October 7th at 5pm PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8:00 EST) Julie is inviting you to attend... the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks,;, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!".

My Review:

Julie, Julie, Julie…As always be still my fluttering heart. Julie Lessman knows how to write a romance novel, a faith novel, and a family novel.

We pick up where Julie’s last book, A Passion Denied, somewhat left off, with us looking at Katie O’Connor’s life. The little spitfire who gives her family a run for their money.

Then there’s Cluny. The young boy who drove Katie insane when they were little. Her family embraced him, but she wanted to clobber him. Oh, you know there’s going to be some friction between these two! It starts off right away, but Katie doesn’t recognized grown up Cluny!

As always life isn’t easy in the O’Connor extended family. Katie gives her boyfriend, Jack, and her parents a run for their money. Cluny, aka Luke, has some ideas about Katie, but things don’t go the way he plans. They don’t go the way anyone plans.

If you are looking to start a new series, GET THIS ONE! Julie Lessman gets the reader completely engrossed in the lives of her characters and you can’t help but fall in love.

I’d like to thank Winsome Media for my copy of A Hope Undaunted.


Julie Lessman said...

MIMI!!! Grin ... I laughed out loud when I read your first line of that WONDERFUL review -- THANK YOU soooo much!! It's reviewer/friends like you that make my job (and life!!) so much richer. If you are prone to posting your reviews on and, I would LOVE to see this there, but if not, no worries!

Thanks again, my friend.

Julie said...

Great review!

I really quite enjoyed A Hope Undaunted and am a big fan of Julie Lessman.

I found the characters to be fairly three dimensional and enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters, Katie and Luke - although at times I was surprised by Katie’s sudden abrupt turns. The O’Connor family is true to form in their larger-than-life sort of Irish personalities and entertaining as always.

I posted a more in-depth review of my own at:

I also included a link to your review at the end of my post.

I love you site - it looks fantastic! I would be honored if you made a guest post on my blog some day.


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