Today, I'm so EXCITED to introduce to you my good friend (twin sister. Not really but we both feel like we are) and FABULOUS author, Julie Lessman!!! Julie has written a wonderful Christmas story that is also a prequel to both her Winds of Change and Daughters of Boston series. (If you haven't read those, you're really missing out!!) Anyway, I had the privilege of reading her Christmas story, A Light in the Window, on my flight out to Tennessee and I'm telling you, this is her BEST book yet. Which is hard to do, since I love them all.
Julie is graciously giving away a Kindle (or E-book) copy to one lucky winner!! So, read on and find out how to enter!!
Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and winner of 14 RWA awards, Julie Lessman was voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, as well as #1 Historical Fiction Author, #3 Author, #4 Novel, #3 Series, and Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Julie resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series—A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, A Passion Denied and the “Winds of Change” series—A Hope Undaunted, A Heart Revealed, A Love Surrendered. You can contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at www.julielessman.com.
A Light in the Window
One Woman. Two Men.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?
Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston's most notorious pursue her, she encounters a tug-of-war of the heart she isn’t expecting. Sam O’Rourke is the childhood hero she’s pined for, the brother of her best friend and a member of the large, boisterous family to which she longs to be a part. So when his best friend Patrick O’Connor joins in pursuit of her affections, the choice seems all too clear. Sam is from a family of faith and Patrick is not, two rogues whose wild ways clash head-on with Marcy’s—both in her faith and in her heart.
While overseeing the Christmas play fundraiser for the St. Mary’s parish soup kitchen—A Light in the Window—Marcy not only wrestles with her attraction to both men, but with her concern for their spiritual welfare. The play is based on the Irish custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to welcome the Holy Family, and for Marcy, its message becomes deeply personal. Her grandmother Mima cautions her to guard her heart for the type of man who will respond to the "light in the window," meaning the message of Christ in her heart. But when disaster strikes during the play, Marcy is destined to discover the truth of the play’s message first-hand when it becomes clear that although two men have professed their undying love, only one has truly responded to “the light in the window.”
Hello, MaryLu here. Here's my review!!
I've been a fan of Julie's books for a long time now. There's just something about her characters that draws you into their lives and hearts until you feel like you've made a whole set of new best friends. Having read all of her prior books about the O'Conner clan, needless to say, I was so excited to finally read about how it all started with Marcy and Patrick. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I was elated! This book made a 5 hour flight out east speed past in what seemed like minutes! It's the perfect Christmas story that will warm your heart and put you in the mood for the holidays like no other book. It's all about love and family and friends and Christmas plays and charity and helping those in need and walks in the snow, warm cookies in the oven, hot chocolate, and everything that reminds you of Christmas. But it's even so much more than that. There's a deeply embedded theme of what true love really is and the difference between passion and sacrifice and how to lean and trust in God to guide the way when everything seems muddled... it's an incredible story! One that every young person should read. One that resonates with us all. Don't miss this wonderful book! Let it put a smile on your face and warm your soul this Christmas.
Hey, and Julie is also giving away a Free Kindle on her Light in the Window Blog Tour. Click on the Icon below for more details!
READ IT HERE Don't forget to hit the Back button to come back here and leave a comment to enter.
So, here's how to enter. Leave a comment with a remark about Julie, her books, or what you read about A Light in the Window, or anything about the excerpt! Easy peasy, eh??
Winners will be chosen on Saturday, December 1st!!! (When I say winners, I've decided to throw in a free copy of Julie's book too!) So tell your friends...