Friday, September 23, 2011

A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

Book Description:
Her heart is tied to a youthful vow . . . but can true love set it free?
Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known?
Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

My Thoughts:
Julie Lessman is a very talented author! This book picks up where the first book in the series leaves off (yet you can read it as a stand alone!). Emma has a less than perfect past, including an abusive man she thought she loved. Sean is set to be a bachelor and has some issues of his own. When Emma needs help in her store, her friend Charity is convinced Sean is the perfect man for the job...
I enjoyed both of these characters. Both Sean and Emily were so life like! We got to see a lot of characters from past books and I loved catching up with them. Also, the author isn't afraid to show the faith in her books and tackle some fairly hard subjects. The setting of the great depression was intriguing and very enlightening. I loved that the author showed how life isn't a bed of roses for believers, that they face the same problems as everyone else, they just have God to lean on and help them.
I rate this a 4/5. It was a wonderful book.

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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