Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman

Saturday, November 8, 2014

From Ugly Duckling
to Swimming with the Swans …

but is she over her head
when it comes to love?

As a shy and pudgy child, Megan McClare has always been ridiculed by her classmates, but when she returns from her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has suddenly blossomed into a beauty. Hopeful of becoming a lawyer or doctor to help the disadvantaged women of the Barbary Coast, Megan accepts an internship at the District Attorney’s office only to discover she’ll be working with the boy who mocked her in school. She turns to her best friend Bram for support and advice, and Bram—fighting an unwelcome attraction to a friend he’s always perceived as a little sister—encourages Meg to forgive Devin and pursue a friendship. The friendship with Devin evolves into a serious romance, but when a sailboat accident tosses Bram and Meg into the seas of attraction, both her heart and her emotions capsize, threatening to change the course of love …



Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 14 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction.”
Chosen as the #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Historical Fiction Author of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #4 Novel of the Year and #3 Series of the year. She 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, and A Passion Denied. Book 1 in her “Winds of Change” series A Hope Undaunted ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010.
http://www.julielessman.com/

 My Thoughts:

Alas, I must say good-bye to another beloved family. This is the final book in the Heart of San Francisco series. I get attached and the series ends.
Meg has returned from being in Paris for a year, no one recognizes her, especially Devin Caldwell who made her life horrible as a kid, he bullied her to pieces, she isn't the "Ugly-Duckling" he remembers, and he's tongue-tied. Cait can't decide whether to love Logan, or Andrew Turner, she has both men tied in knots.
As I've come to love with Julie's books, she stays true to her tagline of Passion With A Purpose. She writes with passion and the purpose is to promote romantic relationships with God at the center.
I have enjoyed this series and am sad to see it end. Julie is one of those authors where you wait with baited breath for the next book, and I am waiting ever so impatiently.



 
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