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Surprised by Love: A Novel (The Heart of San Francisco)

By Julie Lessman


Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan McClare has always been teased by her classmates. But when she returns home from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. With ambitions to become a lawyer or doctor, Megan accepts an internship at the district attorney's office only to discover that she will be working with Devin Caldwell, a boy who mercilessly mocked her at school--and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. She turns to her dear friend Bram Hughes for support and advice. But Bram's vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?Fan favorite Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will have readers in a tizzy in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.

Book Takeaway:

Rejection, insecurity and guilt can skew our choices, resulting in misery and lack of peace, but acceptance, confidence and faith in God can shape our choices, resulting in contentment and peace.

Why the author wrote this book:

I've always wanted to write an ugly-duckling-turned-swan story, so book 3 in this series was my chance since Meg was always the shy wallflower in the other two books.


"3rd in the McClare family trilogy, a love triangle between previously insecure & unattractive Megan McClare, Bram Hughes, and Devin Caldwell. A 5-star story of forgiveness, laughter, tears and faith!"
- Bonnie on December 27, 2015

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