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Review and Giveaway: Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman November 10, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:32 pm
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surprised by love


She can turn the head of the man who spurned her–but can she turn his heart?

When Megan McClare left San Francisco to study in Paris, no one would accuse her of being poised and pretty. But on the other side of the Atlantic, this wallflower blossomed into a beauty with big dreams. When she returns to California and accepts an internship at the district attorney’s office, she’s thrilled that her life is taking shape. But the exciting opportunity quickly loses its glow when she discovers she’ll be working alongside Devin Caldwell, who mercilessly mocked her at school–and with whom she was hopelessly enamored.

Bram Hughes is the best friend to whom Megan has always turned for support and advice. But when she seeks his counsel about working with Devin Caldwell, Bram’s vision is clouded by his sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a little sister. He advises forgiveness,ย but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

Author Julie Lessman draws a romantic triangle that will touch your heart in this glittering Gilded Age tale of transforming love.

My thoughts and giveaway:

If you haven’t read a book by Julie Lessman you don’t know what you’re missing.

Her stories and characters are so rich and real. I love how she layers subplots into the story and they are just as interesting as the main plot.

Meg is a wonderful, sweet character. She has recently undergone a major transformation. What Julie did, that I so appreciated, was she made clear that Meg knew it didn’t really matter what her outside looked like, her heart is what really mattered and she hadn’t changed at all. She was still sweet and still loved Jesus and wanted to help others.

Bram is a torn hero. He is so used to Meg being more like a little sister but what happens when he lays eyes on this beautiful woman. The strain in the relationship is hard on them both.

Julie writes romances that will stir your heart and have you aching for the characters. You will feel what they feel and long for the things they long for.

This is the third book in a series but I think you can easily read this without having read the first two and not be lost. Julie makes you feel like you have always been a part of the family.

Historical romance lovers will devour this book ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit Julie here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Leave a comment by November 16th at 5:00 p.m. to be entered to win a copy. (U.S. residents only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviews.


19 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman”

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. Melody Durant Says:

    I love love love Julie’s books though I haven’t had the chance to read any of this series – but I’m a willing participant!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

  3. Joan Says:

    I’d love to read this book, thanks!

  4. karenk Says:

    a great posting….thanks for sharing….and thanks for the chance to read Julie’s latest novel ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. wendynewcomb Says:

    I finally read my first book written by Julie and would love to win one so I have another to read, thank you for hosting this contest.


  6. Patty Says:

    I love Julie’s books too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Jackie Smith Says:

    I always read ALL of Julie’s books………love her and her books! Therefore, I am very anxious to read this one! Thanks for the chance!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

  8. Pam K. Says:

    I love all of Julie’s books. I’m hoping to get a copy of Surprised by Love soon so I can read it and Dare to Love Again. I’m waiting to read DTLA so I can read them back to back in order. I liked the first book in this series but think I had to go through a bit of withdrawal from the O’Connor family in order to enjoy the McClares. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Britney Adams Says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and giveaway! I am a historical romance lover and would certainly love to devour this book! ๐Ÿ™‚

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  10. Hello Melissa. Great review. Julie does have some good books, doesn’t she? And, always beautiful covers. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  11. Merry Says:

    Julie is a wonder, I love the lovely web she weaves with her stories, I am captive and I can’t put them down! Please include me for Surprised By Love. Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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