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A Passion Most Pure

By Julie Lessman

Description:

She’s found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister.

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there’s the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin’s affections suddenly shift her way, it threatens to tear Faith’s proper Boston family apart.

Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Most Pure will carry your heart from the sophisticated streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland as men go off to war and women long for their return. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, it will captivate you from the first page.

Book Takeaway:

The MOST important thing I pray readers take away from this book is the reality of how natural and fulfilling an intimate relationship with God can and SHOULD be. Like breathing. This book may be fiction, but this is NOT a fairy tale here. It is possible to have a living, breathing relationship with the God of the Universe. He’s crazy about us, and if most people really understood that, their lives would turn on a dime and blessings would overtake them. Believe me, I KNOW this firsthand—I used to be a hard, cynical, coarse human being before God pulled me up by the scruff of the neck and said, “Yo, Julie! Get a clue. You’re the apple of my eye!”  He’s been the love of my life ever since.

Awards:

Year Title Description
2009 ACFW Book of the Year ACFW Debut Author of the Year for A Passion Most Pure
2009 Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest 2nd Place for A Passion Redeemed
2009 HOLT Medallion 'Top Five' in Long Inspirational Category for A Passion Most Pure
2009 HOLT Medallion 'Top Five' in Best First Book Category for A Passion Most Pure

Why the author wrote this book:

I wrote this book because I am an Inspirational Romance author with a passion for God and a passion for romance. Since the age of twelve, I’ve 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 I was a goner, spellbound by the emotional ebb and flow of romantic relationships.

As an adult, I 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 me that God was the biggest romantic of them all, deeply passionate in His love for each of us. Through my love affair with Him, I have 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. I hope you enjoy my stories ... and may they bring you closer to the Father’s heart.

Reviews

"1st of 6 novels in Julie Lessman's masterpiece - the O'Connor family, the story of Faith O'Connor and Collin McGuire. Full of passion, drama, unexpected twists, humor, angst, faith - a reading joy!!"
- Bonnie on December 27, 2015

"This was the first Christian fiction novel that actually made me cry -- and there it was. The bar was set. This was an AMAZING first novel..."
- Dawn on December 01, 2011

"I loved this book! It is a story of war, love, and passion for Christ. Leaves you wanting to read book 2!"
- Ashley on October 23, 2011

"This story moved my life. There is passion, family and a deep seated love for Christ all married into this novel. A moving epic sure to bring joy to your heart and your hands eager for book 2!"
- Casey on September 21, 2010

"A Passion Most Pure is a prodigious tale of love, desire, betrayal and the power of a transformed heart."
- Rel on December 03, 2009

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