Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love by Julie Lessman

Sunday, November 1, 2015


She stole his heart.
He stole her peace.
Can hope steal their pain?

At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O'Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith. But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?




About Julie:


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.


My Take~

This is Julie's best book ever, and I'm a huge fan of her historicals. She takes everyday people, with everyday struggles, hurts, disappointments, loss of hope and shaky faith and shows how when you allow God to handle those struggles, hurts, disappointments, loss of hope and shaky faith, He takes them and gives back the hope you were looking for. This is a book for everyone. It is full of hope and truth.

Highly recommended!



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Enjoyed your review, Andie - thank you!!

'Isle of Hope' is definitely a special book, as one of it's very first readers - I felt it would be (likewise, felt it to be Julie's best writing yet), I'm thrilled to read other reviews of agreement.

ANDI!!! I knew you told me you liked IOH, but my "best book ever"??? WOW, that's huge since I know you are a big proponent of my historicals, so I am truly blessed by your review, my friend -- THANK YOU!!!

Love You Lots!!
Julie

 
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