Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Love Surrendered

A Love Surrendered
Winds of Change #3
Julie Lessman
ISBN: 978-0800734176
October 2012/416 pages/$14.99

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.


Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of "Passion with a Purpose" underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as "Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction." Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year, and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year. She resides in Missouri with her family and is the author of The Daughters of Boston series and the Winds of Change series whose first book, A Hope Undaunted, ranked #5 on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at


Julie Lessman wraps up her Winds of Change series with another stirring story. Annie captured my heart. I ached for the hurts she experienced and understood her desire to spread her wings and experience life and love, but my mama-heart cringed at her choices! I held my breath as she seemed determined to live life on the edge. The hero, Steven, is a member of the O'Connor clan, which the books in this series (as well as the previous The Daughters of Boston series) have featured. Steven is the last O'Connor sibling who is still single, and he is determined to stay that way. Set in the days of Prohibition, this novel portrays the age-old tug of war between good and bad, between following the crowd and following God, between condemnation and redemption. The message of faith is beautifully woven throughout the novel in the journeys of both Annie and Steve. Plenty of surprises await as the story progresses, and I couldn't put this one down. This book is my favorite of both series, and I hate to say good-bye to the loving (albeit contentious at times!) O'Connor clan. Curl up with A Love Surrendered on a cool evening; it will warm your heart!

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