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Isle of Hope

By Julie Lessman


At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O'Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith. But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?

Book Takeaway:

That the "God of Hope" wants to flood our souls and our lives with His hope, peace, and joy.

Why the author wrote this book:

Somewhat semi-biographical as far as the estranged relationship between the heroine and her father, I wanted to convey the importance of forgiveness if there is going to be any hope for any relationship.


"You know it's a Julie Lessman story when you have faith, family, food, and fun. And, especially for this one, a good cry or two along the way."
- Catherine on January 26, 2016

"Julie's first contemporary, possibly her best work yet! Relatable issues, in-depth characters, unexpected plot twists, romance, drama, and faith form an exquisite story of hope and forgiveness."
- Bonnie on November 01, 2015

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