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A Hope Undaunted

A Hope Undaunted What happens when the boy she loved to hate becomes the man she hates to love The s are drawing to a close and feisty Katie O Connor is the epitome of the new woman smart and sassy with goals for

  • Title: A Hope Undaunted
  • Author: Julie Lessman
  • ISBN: 9780800734152
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • What happens when the boy she loved to hate becomes the man she hates to love The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O Connor is the epitome of the new woman smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband good looking, well connected, wealthyWhat happens when the boy she loved to hate becomes the man she hates to love The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O Connor is the epitome of the new woman smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband good looking, well connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice Will she follow her well laid plans to marry Jack Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever

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    About "Julie Lessman"

    1. Julie Lessman

      Julie Lessman is an award winning author whose tagline of Passion With a Purpose underscores her intense passion for both God and romance A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3 D love stories the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards Voted 1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also named on Booklist s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction list Julie s first contemporary novel, Isle of Hope, was voted on Family Fiction magazine s Best of 2015 list, and Surprised by Love appeared on Family Fiction magazine s list of Top Ten Novels of 2014 Her independent novel A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner Julie has also written a self help workbook for writers entitled Romance ology 101 Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets You can contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at julielessman.

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    1. Where there are sisters there s bound to be trouble especially when those sisters go by the last name of O Connor Once again Julie Lessman delivers the dramatic, emotional rollercoaster of an edgy inspirational story that is definitely her trademark You thought A Passion Most Pure had some great twists and turns well in the words of the 70s band, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Baby you ain t seen nothin yet Like I said where there is an O Connor there s bound to be something interesting going down.If [...]


    2. Warning if you have work to do, and you are reading this book, you may not get your work done until you turn the last page This is the best book I have read in the Christian fiction category since A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin This is not one that I keep on my nightstand to pick up if I need to wind down the day with something Oh no This book is one that I literally carried around the house with me, so if I had any spare moments in any given room, I could pick it up So hard to put it down The [...]


    3. I hope I m not expected to pick a favourite amongst Julie Lessman s books, right Because that s impossible, she seems to outdo herself every time.I just about flipped out and had an attack when I found out a while ago that the Winds of Change series was the continuation of the Daughters of Boston series, and that this book would tell Katie s story I was so not ready to leave the O Connors at the end of the other series, and simply couldn t wait to see how Katie s story would turn out In the prev [...]


    4. A Hope Undaunted is everything I knew it would be Ms Lessman s exquisite talent for expressing the deep passions, joys, and torments of the soul will not only endear you to her characters but will keep you up late at night reading until the end This book has it all The warmth and love of family sitting around the hearth as well as the trying economic and licentious times of the roaring twenties all brought together in a story that will stir your heart and bring you deep spiritual lessons about G [...]


    5. I was really excited to read this book, thinking it looked like a nice easy historical romance Unfortunately, it really left me with a bad taste in my mouth What struck me the most about this book, and what I didn t expect to find, is that it was incredible sexist and offensive The main character is a strong willed young woman eager to attend law school and contribute to the womens rights movement While that sounds promising, it is clearly communicated throughout the book that Katie is just a he [...]




    6. A Hope Undaunted was an emotional roller coaster that kept me guessing I love a book that makes me feel such strong emotions that I have tears streaming down my face as I m reading This book did that for me In fact, I think all of Julie s books have had places in them where I ve felt genuine grief for the characters, and they aren t even real people The characters in A Hope Undaunted were so multi dimensional that they felt real, so I hurt when they hurt Kind of like the O Connor family is speci [...]


    7. Overall, I almost thought this was a great book but I had two problems with it The minor problem is that the love quadrangle plot was just too much like the love triangle plot in A Passion Most Pure I really would have liked a little originality The major problem was that I really hated the subplot about Faith wimping into a doormat as Collin lies, sneaks, and commits emotional adultery on her and the children You can say it turns out that he had a good excuse, but he didn t find that excuse u [...]


    8. 2.5 starsIt was a great book except for the content which was waaaay too much for a Christian fiction book or any other book I can enjoy.A long time ago I said I was going to write a full review of this book, but it s simply been too long for me to remember all the ins and outs Here is the content I remember, though, because I know some of y all will be interested Much kissing and petting and leading up to sex.Characters thinking about sex, wanting to have sex, wanting to kiss, etc.Several very [...]


    9. Absolutely loved this bookLoved the characters Loved the story loved everything about this Katie Rose has grown up privileged Luke McGee has grown up on the streets As children Katie loved to tease Luke about his social status as a poor child Years go by and they meet again Luke now a very handsome lawyer There is an attraction instantly and you think these two are going to end up together, as they openly admit being in love with each other, but instead the author puts barrier after barrier betw [...]


    10. Rating clarification 1 5th of a star This book is THE WORST I mean, unless you like creepy dominating men, in which case and if you re CHRISTIAN , this is the book for you It s 500 pages of the O Connor family and childhood nemesis teaching Katie O Connor to put her dreams to the backburner and get married to a man who knows how to put her in her place Don t believe me Here are some gems Because other than Patrick Katie s dad , you re one of the few who stood up to her, challenged her Drove her [...]


    11. Whether I like or dislike her individual books, I must say Julie Lessman is undoubtably the very best Christian writer I have read, in pure writing talent, character development, riveting story lines, as well as the ability to seamlessly meld frequent and strong Christian teachings into the dialogue without succumbing to blatant sermonizing.In this installment of the ongoing stories within the O Conner family, youngest daughter, Katie comes of age with a vengeance Strong willed, spoiled and dete [...]


    12. I mean the relationships were very interesting, the characters themselves not always so much The plot had a few nice turns, well, the turns themselves weren t always nice , but perhaps you know what I mean I had two main issues, one was that for a Christian novel, she sure does toe the line I ve never met a group of characters that were all so actively intimate, and while she never shared any details, I kept feeling like a peeping tom looking in someone s bedroom window I mean, intimacy should b [...]


    13. I won t be finishing this book and I am so sad about it I love this author s writing and I love her spunky female leads, however when a Christian fiction book is less clean than the secular mainstream books I read, Houston we have a problem The men are domineering and border on forced seduction, I didn t care for all the kissing and I definitely didn t care for the hero, who is a professed christian, kiss and manipulate a random female and then come over to the heroine wiping his mouth and jokin [...]


    14. 480 pages was not long enough for any of the books in the first series, so why would you think 505 pages would be A Hope Undaunted is the first book in the Winds of Change series, but really the fourth book for the Daughter s of Boston continuing the saga and story of the O Connor daughters with a passion Through the adventures with these Irish girls we have learned about a passion most pure , redeemed and even denied yet now we turn to learning about hope More specifically about a hope undaunte [...]


    15. After reading the Daughters of Boston series, A Hope Undaunted felt like attending a wonderful, crazy, and heart warming family reunion One of the best parts of the book was getting to know the O Connor family again catching up with all the older sisters and their families, as well as Patrick and Marcy, the exemplary parents In every Julie Lessman book, there are a lot of powerful lessons about relationships, whether they be between a man and a woman, a daughter and a father, or a person and God [...]


    16. This review is from my blog and originally published in 2010 Okay Let me start this review with SHAME ON ME Why Because, sweet saints, I haven t ever read a Julie Lessman novel until this one and I most definitely should have been reading her books already She is absolutely FANTABULOUS The power that Julie has over her readers when they open the first page is mind blowingly INCREDIBLE In A Hope Undaunted, Julie combines tenderness and passion with wit and God s love, to create a romance story se [...]


    17. This book was a lovely surprise I was expecting just another light read, but it actually turned out to be an engaging story about family, friendship, love God Honestly, it kind of reminded me of reading Little Women, in that 1 it was one of those cozy family oriented stories and 2 the narrative didn t follow just one character, it really revolved around the whole family Granted, the overarching plot was Katie s story, but I was glad Katie wasn t the only focus I will say, I had a little trouble [...]


    18. I downloaded this book for free at one point from Sony s ebook store, so this is the first I ve read from this author It was difficult for me to choose between 3 and 4 stars because overall I enjoyed this book At times, I had trouble putting it down.Katie is determined to get her own way and thinks she has it all figured out She s set her sights on Jack, a man who dotes on her and gives her everything she could ever want Her plans include law school and fighting for women s rights after growing [...]


    19. I have been anticipating A Hope Undaunted for well over a year now, and before I even cracked the spine, I knew I would be in for a rollercoaster ride of passion and drama In that respect, A Hope Undaunted did not disappoint one bit But I have to confess that while Julie Lessman is on my favorite authors list right under Francine Rivers, I just did not love this book I know I m probably one of the few in that category, but I have to be honest I liked it, but I didn t love itere really is a diffe [...]


    20. What keeps a reader immersed in a story More than just great characters that dance to life, but a passion that drives the story forward A passion for God and the family that is held together in His love A HOPE UNDAUNTED is just a story I admit I didn t like the heroine Katie, much at the start, she had such a long way to go before becoming likeable I dangled by a thread while reading, bouncing back and forth like a ping pong ball as three men battled for Katie s affection At one point in the nov [...]


    21. From the first sentence to the last page, A Hope Undaunted will capture your emotions and enthrall you with a thoroughly excellent read.Katie is the most stubborn of all the O Connor kids and she definitely gets herself into a lot of trouble through that trait But, just as stubborn is Luke McGee a.k.a Cluny the brat who used to torment her as a child These two butt heads throughout the whole book with sparks flying and witty writing that keeps those pages turning.I thought Julie did a great job [...]


    22. I am a huge fan of Julie Lessman s work and I ve been dying for another book for her A Hope Undaunted was fantastic I love Cluny My favorite hero so far, and I really LOVE Lessman s other heroes Katie O Connor is such a strong, feisty little heroine, the perfect slice of trouble to bedevil poor Cluny I recommend this to anyone, get it and read it without delay



    23. Sometimes a work of fiction appears to be on the surface a simple enough story, whether it be adventure, suspense, mystery, romance, or what have you Sometimes, however, one is greatly mistaken if they assume such a simple focus on the part of the author Some authors like to be ambitious, and attempt a sweeping story Whether the author succeeds at this task is up to the reader to decide This is the view that I take as I think about A Hope Undaunted , Book One of the Winds of Change series of no [...]


    24. Free Nook ebook.I ve read Julie Lessman before it was A Passion Most Pure, which I didn t like because of the love triangles involving sisters and womanizers, because of the head hopping and the bad editing, and because of the unending preaching which only made the whole thing seem hypocritical I try not to hold a bad book against an author, though The writing was good, and from what I learned in other reviews, it was the author s first book So when I came upon A Hope Undaunted among the freebie [...]


    25. Sigh.Another fabulous book.Cannot wait to share my thoughts on my blog Thoughts from my blog A Hope Undaunted is the first book in Julie Lessman s new series Winds of Change The Winds of Change series continues the O Connor family saga that the Daughters of Boston series started.A Hope Undaunted is about the sassy youngest daughter of Marcy and Patrick O Connor, Katie The book takes place during the 1920 s where some pivotal events in our history take place Julie choose a great decade for the ba [...]


    26. A Hope Undauntedby Julie LessmanWinds of Change seriesISBN 978 0 8007 3415 2Available September 2010 14.99My review A Hope Undaunted is a Boston romance that takes place at the end of the roaring twenties Katie O Connor is set to enter law school in the fall of 1929, except for one little problem her father, who s footing the bill, is also putting his foot down on her curfew breaking unapologetic playtime with her friends In exchange for her tuition, she must not see her boyfriend or gallivant w [...]


    27. I think this may be my favorite Julie book to date Julie Lessman tackles what love means in a most profound way Through this book she encompasses passionate love, familial love, friendship loveeach in a way that is so beautiful But in the end, Lessman emphasizes in this book that the greatest beauty is found in agape love and that through the Holy Spirit we can be filled with this love for others I loved how Lessman demonstrated agape love and total surrender to God s will.The character developm [...]


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