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, 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 🙂
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