She is an Inspirational Romance author with a passion for God and a passion for romance. Since the age of twelve, she has been in love with the idea of being “in love.” It happened the moment Scarlett seared Rhett with a look on the winding staircase of Twelve Oaks. Suddenly she was a goner, spellbound by the emotional ebb and flow of romantic relationships.
As an adult, she quickly learned that true romance is spiritual as well as physical and emotional. And one pass through the “Song of Solomon” in the Bible told her that God was the biggest romantic of them all, deeply passionate in His love for each of us. Through her love affair with Him, she has discovered that romance can transcend to another dimension where romantic passion and spiritual passion merge, creating a 3-D love story: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.
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. But when Collin tries to win her sister Charity's hand, Faith isn't sure she can handle the jealousy she feels. To further complicate matters, Faith finds herself the object of Collin's affections, even as he is courting her sister. The Great War is raging overseas, and a smaller war is brewing in the O'Connor household. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, A Passion Most Pure will captivate readers from the first page. Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series.
This book is the first in a series by Julie Lessman - The Daughters of Boston series (A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed and A Passion Denied). I read it while on vacation this past week and I had a hard time putting it down. I found myself drawn to Faith's convictions and determination to please God, while I found myself feeling sorry for Charity who went about attracting the attention of men in all the wrong ways. I loved the competition between siblings because what sisters don't have rivalry at times? I think that for a first novel, this is a fantastic start, and I can't wait to read the other two!