Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Love Surrendered

A Love Surrendered
Julie Lessman 
Revell Publishing
Oct 2012
Fiction, Romance, Historical 

Orphaned in Iowa, Annie Kennedy moves to Boston to stay with her spinster aunt. She longs for romance to fill the void left by her parents' death. But when she falls hard for Steven O'Connor, the man who broke an engagement to her sister, Annie is worried. Will he break her heart too when he discovers who she really is?
With heart-pounding romance, intense family drama, and emotional twists and turns, A Love Surrendered is everything Julie Lessman's many fans have been waiting for.
Steven the "hero" of the story is a likeable guy with his own demons. He has a hard time getting over the fact that Annie was so young. I tended to agree with him. The other snag was the fact he had slept with her sister. Seriously, there are times I wonder if it's necessary to complicate things so much in fiction.  Annie is a sweetie with her own journey. She's a great character. 

As always it's wonderful to catch up with the entire O'Connor family. Seeing how all the characters from previous books are growing and changing is always a delight. You'll enjoy the twists and turns of this book although I wouldn't say it's one of Lessman's best ones. 
Lessman is an excellent writer. I always enjoy her books and the O'Connor family feels like family. She writes with depth, historical accuracy, and passion. Some readers may find the passionate side of things to be a bit much for Christian fiction. I'm not convinced that she needs to be as detailed as she is to round out her story. In some cases it seems to distract from an excellent story line. 

My thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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