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Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman Book Review

Heart Revealed, A: A Novel (Winds of Change)

From the publisher:
Julie Lessman’s new novel A Heart Revealed (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3416-9, $14.99, 512 pages, September), the second offering in the “Winds of Change” series, opens in Boston in 1931, where thirty-one-year-old Emma Malloy has fled from an abusive marriage in Ireland.

Although her former husband has left her haunted and deeply scarred. Emma cannot help but develop strong feelings for her friend Charity’s brother, Sean O’Connor.

Described by his sister as very stubborn, Sean maintains that he is not the marrying kind. But as he and Emma draw closer and closer, will her strong, tender heart ensnare him and change his mind?

Transporting readers back to a time when the Empire State Building was brand new and the local speakeasy was a common destination, Lessman outlines the fascinating era and its citizens with deft precision.

My Review:

This is one of those books that took me a long time to get into before I was hooked.  I did not read the previous book so I felt I was a little lost at times with all the characters. 

It still can be read as a stand alone novel but it would have probably meant more if I had read the previous book in the series.

This book is NOT meant for the immature at heart.  It has adult only issues.  I was a little caught off guard by some of them. 

The characters, all though, there were many of them - were actually likeable and it was easy to follow their story.  I liked how the author made each character so different and each had their own personal war.

This book was not a book you could read overnight.  Being a fast reader, this one took me a little longer than usual.  It would have been great for a road trip!

“Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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