Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Passion Denied - Review

A Passion Denied

by Julie Lessman

About the Book
Has she fallen in love with a man who cannot love her back?

Elizabeth O'Connor has been like the little sister John Brady always wanted, sharing his love of literature and his thirst for God. But in the throes of the reckless Roaring Twenties, Lizzie has grown up. Suddenly she wants more from the man who has been her friend since she was a child. When this shy little bookworm blossoms into a beautiful young woman bent on loving John, she discovers that his past won't let him return that love. But Lizzie refuses to give up--until his shocking secrets push her away.

Can true love survive the betrayal and deceitful of a painful past . . . or will it be shattered like the fairy-tale dreams of a girl in love?

Brimming with romance, longing, and redemption, A Passion Denied, will quicken your pulse and gladden your heart with a riveting story of the true power of love.

My Review

Passion, scandal, heartbreak, love, giving, taking, forgiving, lies, truths... redemption. Where to begin? Julie Lessman is most definitely not your average author. Do you want truth? Reality? Passion? Then she's your gal.

A Passion Denied hits all points, draws you into the O'Connor family and the lives of two different but perfectly matched people. One who is hungry for God and adores the man that feeds that hunger and then one who is everything a man of God should be, but holds onto a past that is anything but holy. But he is a real man. Having to deal with the fact that he's human and not perfect. He loves as a man should love and wants as a man should want. She, sweet and tenderhearted, has to come to terms that love isn't always a fairytale, it's real and alive.

A beautiful story of redemption and passion. Romance that makes your toes curl and heartbreak that makes you want to cry along with the characters.

Julie Lessman never leaves you bored, I felt like my brain was swinging from one thing to the next, completely caught up and seeing things in myself that related to these characters. An eye opener that made me thankful for grace and humbled that no matter what or where I've been God is merciful and he does indeed forgive the past and sets you on the right path, a new life with the testimony of the old.

A love that goes beyond all hurt, a love that gives and doesn't always take, a love that sees past all the indiscretions and misunderstandings, a love that is born only by God, this is the kind of love and passion that Julie Lessman writes about.

About the Author
Julie Lessman is the author of A Passion Most Pure and A Passion Redeemed. Even as a debut novelist, Lessman garnered writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She lives in Missouri.

Interview and Giveaway
I will be doing a short interview with Julie Lessman on May 7th. Each person that leaves a comment between May 7th and May 14th will have a chance to win your choice of A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed or A Passion Denied from Julie Lessman.

A Passion Denied will be released on May 1st - purchase here - Revell


angela said...

Which was your favorite book from the trilogy?

The Daily Bee said...

I would say book 1 or 3. These two are so different that I can't choose... too hard.

Katybug said...

I'm in!!! I've read 1 & 2 and loved both of them. Can't wait to read #3! Great review, Deb. You have me chomping at the bit!!!

Dorothy said...

I've read one, two is in my tbr pile, but I know I will be getting three...I just love the O'Connor family!

Dorothy said...

P.S. It was a good review, Deb!

Becky said...

Great review...can't WAIT to read this one. LOOOOVED the first two.

The Daily Bee said...

Thank's Katy! You'll love #3.

Thanks for stopping by, Dorothy! You must read #2 first to really get #3, You start getting your hopes us for #3 at the end of #2. =)

Thank ya, Becky! You'll loooove it!

Sandee61 said...

Hi...I'd like to be entered in your giveaway. I have "Passion Most Pure" and would love to read either of the other two. I really enjoyed the interview, and your blog. Thank you!