Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Tour: A Heart Revealed (Review)

What happens when the past shackles you from moving into the future?

Can a person's devotion to faith and family become distorted and even un-Biblical at times?

These are just two of the questions Julie Lessman explores in the second book of her Winds of Change series.

In A Heart Revealed, Lessman unpacks the story of Emma Malloy, who fled Dublin for Boston - from her abusive husband and more.

Emma's life carries a lot of shame and agony. When she starts to fall for Sean O'Connor, her past threatens to stop the future before it even begins.

Lessman has an interesting writing style. She manages to create a strong stand-alone novel, that is still linked to the previous four novels. The lives of each character, big or small, are unpacked a bit more.

Through the interaction with the main characters - Sean and Emma - we learn more about everyone else, and see how the friendships and kinships shape all of their lives.

It's truly a "snapshot" of life in Boston in the 20s/30s. If you like this time period, then this novel is definitely for you!

More About The Author
Julie Lessman is the popular author of A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied, as well as A Hope Undaunted, which was one of 2010's Booklist Top Ten Inspirational Fiction winners.

Lessman has garnered several writing awards, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She lives in Missouri.

Online Resources
Julie Lessman's website:
Learn more about the entire series (and the pre-series, Daughters of Boston) here.
Buy A Heart Revealed At Amazon
My Review of Lessman's first book: A Hope Undaunted (Review)

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing 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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