This story sparks to life with the trademark characteristics I’ve come to expect and enjoy from this author. Upon introduction to our hero and heroine, I instantly sympathized for them and was eager to see how things were going to play out. Their journey to Happily-Ever-After has its bumps and bruises along the way, but I enjoyed it from start to finish.
Shannon was such a sweet and genuine heroine. I wanted to be her friend. And Sam? I can’t deny that he charmed me just as much as everyone else in the book. 😉 There’s more to him than first meets the eye and my heart instantly was rooting for him to find true love. Watching his friendship unfold with Shannon was both surprising and sweet. Oh, the drama!
In true Julie Lessman fashion, there was the witty dialogue, the adorable family members, and even a secondary love story with an older couple. Faith is a big part of this series and I’m touched by how each book has encouraged me where I’m at in my own life. I guess you could say I’m learning along with the characters. Stories that accomplish that are keepers!
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
He sets hearts on fire.
She’s been burned by love.
Can hope survive the flames of the past?
School teacher by day, ghostwriter by night, sweet and shy Shannon O’Bryen doesn’t mind writing romance on the sly, but to live it? No, thank you, not since the man she loved turned out to be a player who broke both her heart and her spirit. Now focused more on her faith and her fiction, she vows the next time she falls in love, it will be safely—through the pages of a book.
Dr. Sam Cunningham is a charismatic player who breaks hearts as regularly as he washes his pearl-white Corvette. Abandoned as a baby, Sam was an orphan shuffled through the foster-care system, bitterly driven to prove he is worthy of love—the kind that lasts forever. Once he learns Shannon is a romance writer, he enlists her help in winning back his ex-girlfriend. She teaches him about faith and the true definition of love, and he soon discovers he’s been seeking it in the wrong place all along—and with the wrong girl. But can he convince a woman who’s been burned by love to open her eyes—and her heart—to a love everlasting?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author of “The Daughters of Boston” and “Winds of Change” series, Julie Lessman was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards. She has also garnered 17 RWA awards and made Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Her book A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner. You can contact Julie and read excerpts from her books at www.julielessman.com.