Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog Tour: A Hope Undaunted (Review)

Step into the Roaring 20’s and months leading up to the market crash in “A Hope Undaunted” by Julie Lessman.

The novel, focuses on Katie, a young woman on the brink of adulthood and responsibility. The novel opens at the start of Katie’s last summer of freedom, before entering law school.

A bit of a rebel, Katie’s father pushes her to become more responsible by making her volunteer for a children’s aid society.

Forced to spend time with her childhood nemesis – Luke McGee  - Katie would rather be with her “dashing” yet not so nice (to other people) boyfriend Jack.

What I Though
Full of intrigue, romance and a dash of glamour, Lessman’s newest work, the first in the Winds of Change series, will capture your interest as you follow along with its main character, Katie, and her quest for independence and validation.

With strong characters and a good storyline, you may find yourself dancing a “jive” as you dive into life in the US in the early 1900s.

On a scale of one to five, with five being the best, I give this at least a 3.5.  I look forward to seeing where Lessman takes this series.

About The Author
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her white-hot passion for both God and romance.

Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and 2009 Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards.

She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever. Lessman is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied.

It’s A Contest
It's a Giveaway Extravaganza! Kindle Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Bomb - OH MY!

Visit the Roaring 20’s with Julie Lessman in the Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway! Julie’s latest series has just ‘shimmied’ it’s way onto the scene with book one in The Winds of Change series, A Hope Undaunted! 

Find out more about the book, Julie here.
Enter The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway!

One  Grand Prize  winner will receive a KINDLE preloaded with Julie Lessman's latest  title. The Prize Pack (valued at over $150.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, with Wi-Fi
* A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form and be sure to tell your friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon!  Winner will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Enter via E-mail   Enter via Facebook   Enter via Twitter

Not only is Lessman hosting the fabulous KINDLE giveaway, but also a FACEBOOK  PARTY and a BOOK BOMB!!!

Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party!

How  does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes  during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds  pretty great too!) At 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, Oct. 7 (that's 6 p.m. MST, 7 p.m. CST, &  8 p.m. EST) Lessman is inviting you to attend the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party!

She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks,, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!

BUT WAIT … there’s more (and no, this is not an infomercial … it’s WAY better!).  If you participate in the Book Bomb on Thursday, Oct. 7, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to

All you need to do to participate is buy a copy of A Hope Undaunted on October 7, and send your receipt (just transaction number from store, store name & date) to! Each book purchased equals one entry, buy 10 books get 10 entries!

All this fun begins with Revell’s blog tour SEPTEMBER 19-25, when 122 blogger/reviewers will post reviews about A Hope Undaunted, followed by the Book Bomb and Facebook Party!

So mark your calendars with these important dates:
September 19-25: A Hope Undaunted will be making an appearance on blogs across the country (and beyond!) in Revell's blog tour!

September 20: The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway launches (contest runs 9/20 - 10/6)

October 7: Book Bomb Day (where everyone is  encouraged to buy the book online at the same time!) and Facebook Party -  meet and chat with Julie, win some great prizes & find out who won  the KINDLE!

Want to help us spread the word about all this fun and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate?

Share Lessman's Giveaway Extravaganza on Facebook, Twitter or your blog  and we'll enter your name into our random drawing to win 50 smackers to!

Once you've tweeted, posted on Facebok or added the button to your blog/website - simple email Amy and let her know you helped spread the word. Easy.

Here is a sample post for both Twitter/Facebook:

Tweet This: @JulieLessman is giving away a KINDLE and tons more during her giveaway extravaganza! Details here: Pls RT

Share on Facebook: Julie Lessman is celebrating her  new release, A Hope Undaunted by giving away a KINDLE, having a Book  Bomb and a Facebook Party! Prizes Galore - don't miss the fun!

Or add this button to your blog or website! Simply copy and paste the  code in the box into the HTML screen of your blog or website. Then  email Amy and let her know you did!

A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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