Ten Year Blogaversary Giveaway # 2

Monday, October 31, 2016

Week TWO of my TEN Week Blogaversary Giveaways. This week I will be featuring another favorite author of mine, Julie Lessman.
I fell in love with Julie when I read her debut novel A Passion Most Pure, book 1 in her Daughter's of Boston series. Julie can create romantic tension in her books with a look, a kiss, and a smile. I need a fan on and a glass of cold water near by when reading any of her books.
Julie has graciously offered THREE signed novels for this weeks giveaway.

#1 A Passion Most Pure
About the book:

She's found the love of her life.
Unfortunately, he loves her sister.
As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O'Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to mention forbidden by her father. And then there's the small matter that he is secretly courting her younger sister. But when Collin's affections shift, it threatens to tear her proper Boston family apart.
Book 1 of the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Most Pure will carry your heart from the sophisticated streets of Boston to the green hills of Ireland as men go off to war and women long for their return. Full of passion, romance, rivalry, and betrayal, it will captivate you from the first page.

MY REVIEW



# 2 A Light in the Window Is this not a beautiful cover? The young woman is Julie's beautiful daughter.

About the book:

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.”


MY REVIEW

About the book:

No man can resist her charms. Or so she thought. Charity O'Connor is a woman who gets what she wants. Her stunning beauty and flirtatious ways have always succeeded with men. Until Mitch Dennehy, that is.

Brilliant and dangerously handsome, Mitch is a no-nonsense newspaperman who wants nothing to do with her. Charity burned him once, destroying his engagement to the only woman he ever truly loved. He won't play with matches again. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat, hoping to ignite the heart of the man she loves. And she always gets what she wants--one way or another.

Or does she? Will her best-laid schemes win his love? Or will her seductive ways drive him away forever? Book 2 in the Daughters of Boston series, A Passion Redeemed will captivate your heart and stir your soul with a story of faith and redemption rising from the ashes of temptation, desire, and shame.

MY REVIEW



These are THREE great books that will be given away this week during week 2 of my ten year blogaversary. I will be featuring memories from reading and reviewing Julie's books. I also have an interview with a couple of characters from one of her books.

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Thank you for the chance to win books by one of my favorite authors. Have a blessed day.
leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

I adore Julie! I have only read a few of her books. But after meeting her this summer...she is hands down one of my favorite people! Congrats and thank you!!! dance.yourself.silly18ATgmailDOTcom

ANDI!!! SUPER CONGRATS ON TEN YEARS OF BLOGGING, GIRLFRIEND -- WOW!! I haven't even been published that long, so you got started early. :)

LUCY, THANK YOU for your sweet comment and for coming by! Good luck in the contest! :)

RACHEL!!! I feel the same way after meeting you, my friend, so thank You, God, that CFRR gave us that wonderful opportunity!!

Hugs and Happy Blogaversary to one of my favorite people!!

Julie

Congrats again on your 10th blogging anniversary, Andi, quite an accomplishment!! I've been reviewing for about 6 years, however, not as long blogging. We have similar reading tastes as you've featured two of my very fave authors for the first two weeks of your celebration.

Liz Curtis Higgs introduced me to Christian Fiction with her fiction novels, after I'd read and purchased every book she'd written - I proceeded to do the same with Julie's books and then those of other authors I came to love. It is she who introduced me to the writing of Laura Frantz - so you see I was blessed to venture into reading Christian Fiction with the novels from the best of the best in Christian Fiction authors.

Words can't express how grateful I am for the gift and blessing of Christian Fiction and it's authors in my life!! Thanks for all you do to support Christian Fiction and it's authors - I think you feel it your ministry, just as I do through His leading!!

I shared this post - however, won't be entering the giveaway as I have everything Julie has written, in every format, and shared her writing with family and friends also. I'm so grateful other readers will have the opportunity to become acquainted with her beautiful, inspiring family stories - made so by her writing from her heart and His leading!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the post! I knew nothing about blogging or reviewing. I set up this blog to keep track of my reading. A friend told me about Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, I joined and that's how I got started. Yes, I believe this is my ministry. Not only do I encourage the authors I get to help readers find new books to read.

JULIE!!!! One of my favorite authors!! Thanks for stopping by! I know you are enjoying your new granddaughter. Thanks for giving Christian fiction clean romances with heart palpitating scenes where you need a cool drink of water! Love you my friend!!

Love love love Julie's books. Congrats on your 10th blogging anniversary . I am just a year into my blog and it is slow going.I don't know much about it so it's one step at a time. Your blog is awesome and I wish you many more years of success.

Deana
Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

I adore her too!! I so wanted to go to CFRR to meet her and several others in person. Hopefully next year!

You are welcome! Good luck!!

Congratulations Andie on your anniversary and what a way to celebrate! Thank you for featuring one of the best Christian fiction authors ever and this wonderful giveaway! Like you I fell in love with Julie's writing after reading A Passion Most Pure (which should be required reading for all romance lovers! :) ) and loved her books ever since! Not only do her stories contain romance that can raise your temp,but inspiration that can raise your spirits. I really love Julie not just for her books,but for the special person that she is! Congrats again on your blog!! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

Thanks Deana! My mom's name is Deanna, close to yours. I remember when I read A Passion Most Pure I fell in love with the characters and the writing and have been a fan ever since!

Thanks, Lynne! I think the Daughters of Boston series should be required reading for every teenage girl! Not only would they learn about being pure they'd also have fun along the way.

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway for us to enter. This is a terrific prize. Someone is going to be very lucky. Hope it's me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!!

I love Julie's books! Hope to meet her someday in person as well(: Congrats on your blogging anniversary Andie! This is an awesome giveaway! Hope to win(:

Thanks, Dorina! I hope to meet her someday too!!

BONNIE!!! I thank God all the time for the day that we met online, my sweet friend! You and Andi are two of the best advocates for Christian fiction out there, and I am SO grateful to have both of you in my life!!

Love you!
Julie

ANDI ... just got home tonight and had a WONDERFUL TIME!! Little Evie is so precious and such a miracle, and Rory and Micah were just SO much fun to play with!! All around, a gift from God -- both the trip and these precious kids!!

Hugs!!
Julie

DEANA, THANK YOU, my sweet friend -- love you too!! And give it time, Deana -- it takes years to build a blog and a following, so just have fun with it because before long, it's going to get awfully busy! ;)

Hugs and more hugs,
Julie

ANDI ... I know I asked you this once before, but I think I forgot. Do you spell your name Andi or Andie? I think I remember you telling me "Andi," but it appears on your comments as Andie. But it shows as Andi on FB and in your email addy, so I'm guessing that's correct?

And I am praying that you and I can meet one day at CFRR, my sweet friend -- that would be a dream come true for me!!

Hugs and more hugs,
Julie

LYNNE SAID: "Like you I fell in love with Julie's writing after reading A Passion Most Pure (which should be required reading for all romance lovers! :)"

LOL ... don't I wish!! ;) And I LOVE your line: "Not only do her stories contain romance that can raise your temp,but inspiration that can raise your spirits." I may just use that quote sometime, sweetie -- it's that good! :)

And GOD BLESS YOU, my sweet friend, for the ADORABLE Gone With the Wind bookmark charm -- I LOVE IT!! You totally blessed my day with it, so THANK YOU!!

Hugs and more hugs,
Julie

LINDA, I hope you win, too, my friend, so thanks for coming by!

God bless and GOOD LUCK!!

Hugs,
Julie

DORINA!! Trust me, I would LOVE to meet you too, my friend, so maybe at a future CFRR or ACFW Conference??? Thank you SO much for your sweet comment and for coming by -- I hope it earns you a win!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
JULIE

I can feel your excitement through your post. I am so glad you got to spend time with them. There is nothing more precious than seeing our grands, such a beautiful gift from God!

You are beyond precious my friend. I set up my blog spelling my name Andie and never changed it. Either spelling is fine with me. I liked it with the ie because that's how Andie McDowell spells her name.
I don't live far from Oregon or Washington so next time you go maybe I could come see you.
Hugs and more hugs!!

Very excited for your milestone on blogging! I guess I should check out my blog and see how long I've been blogging.

Thanks for all the good read suggestions over the years.

Thanks for the giveaway chance! I've not had a chance to read any of these books by Julie yet :-)

I'm not sure how to "follow" you other than the google thing (GFC?) :-/

teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

HUGBANDIT!!! We have something in common because I LOVE hugs and sign EVERYTHING with "Hugs, Julie," so I'd love to see you win, my friend!

Hugs and good luck in the contest!
Julie

TRIXI, YAY!! There's nothing I like better than meeting a new potential reader, so it looks like we need to get these books in your hot, little hands, doesn't it??

So here's to a win, my friend, and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

Thanks and you're welcome! You should check. I had no clue it had been ten years til I was looking for something. Like anything else it happens quick!

Wow, that's such a treat! :) Julie, you know how much I've been "hunting" your books down. I hope to win. :) hehe.

ddoru_05(at)yahoo(dot)com

LOL, ROSE, hunt away, my friend, because this is a GREAT opportunity to win some! You're in the draw, girl, so here's to a win!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

Congratulations on 10 years! I don't think there is a book by Julie that I haven't loved! I haven't read them all, but the ones I have I instantly fell in love with! Looking forward to reading more! Thanks for a great giveaway!

jdennis298(at)gmail(dot)com

J DENNIS, THANK YOU, my friend, for your sweet comment, and here's hoping for a win, so GOOD LUCK!!

Hugs,
Julie

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What an accomplishment. Would love to win Julie's books. It was fun to see her at CFRR this summer, loved her humor. Thank you so much for sharing.
Here's hoping...

anne at rightler dot com

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What an accomplishment. Would love to win Julie's books. It was fun to see her at CFRR this summer, loved her humor. Thank you so much for sharing.
Here's hoping...

anne at rightler dot com

Thanks, Julie! It would be amazing if I actually won since my birthday is on the 6th. haha! :)

Interesting author interview as I always enjoy learning/hearing more about Julie and her writing and family. I have read most of her books and own several and also follow her blog/newsletter.

I have read some of your books and enjoyed them. Hope I win these to read too! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

ANNE!!! Would LOVE for you to win, too, my friend, so fingers crossed!!!

And, gosh, wasn't CFRR the MOST fun???

Hugs and more hugs!!
Julie

ROSE, keep those fingers crossed, girlfriend, because your odds are very good! And, by the way, I have another giveaway going on at my FACEBOOK page till midnight where you can win a signed copy of one of my books and one of Denise Hunter's, so here's the link and GOOD LUCK!

JULIE'S FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY

HUGS,
Julie

CC ... GOD BLESS YOU, my friend, SO appreciate your support and here's hoping for a win! And if you follow my blog, then you know I have a another giveaway going on at my FACEBOOK page till midnight, so check out the link in Rose's comment above, okay?

HUGS AND GOOD LUCK!
Julie

Thanks, JOAN, SO appreciate you reading my books, and here's to a win, my friend, so GOOD LUCK!!

HUGS,
Julie

I really want to read A Light in the Window! Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoyed Isle of Hope.
Becky B

boernerb (at) fuse (dot) net

A Light in the Window is a perfect Christmas book! It's one of my favorites! Good luck!

Julie's books are wonderful. thanks bunches for the chance to win.

Julie is a great author. I'm really looking forward to reading A Light in the Window.

Hey, BECKY B, THANK YOU for reading Isle of Hope -- MUCH appreciated, my friend! And if you liked it and are into reviews, I would love to see you post a brief one on Amazon as good reviews are lifeblood to authors. BUT ... if reviews are not your thing, NO WORRIES! I am just so grateful you read my books in the first place. :)

And if you haven't seen the video my artist hubby did for ALITW with my daughter as the model, here's the link:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

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Congrats! 10 years, that's staying power. I don't think I've read anything by Julie yet, so this would be perfect! I especially like the sound of Light in the Window. I forgot my email, which is why it says comment deleted. blueirishmoon at hotmail dot com

After seeing the video I want to read a light in the window. Your a new to me author. Thanks for the chance.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

A radiant light sounds really interesting, now I want to read it! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

I sure could use some new reading material as the time for the white flakes is nearing. thanks.

DEBBIE!! Soooo nice to see you here, my friend, and THANK YOU for your kind words. Here's hoping I can send you some winning copies, eh?

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

Why, thank you, NANCY, I really appreciate that more than you know. And thank you for coming -- I hope it nets you a win, my friend, so GOOD LUCK!

HUGS,
Julie

CYNTHIA!! You're just the type of reader I love -- new blood!! ;) And if you haven't read any books by me yet, do I have a deal for you!!

First of all, I invite you to check out the video to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover. Here's the link to that if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

THEN ... I have a FREE DOWNLOAD right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Thanks, Cynthia, for coming by and GOOD LUCK in the contest!

Hugs,
Julie

DONAMAE!!! You made it over here from the Denise's and my Facebook Flash giveaway, so THANK YOU!!

And trust me, I want you to read A Light in the Window, too, because it really is a sweet Christmas love story with lots of heart and cute kids in it!

But ... if you don't win here, my friend, I want you to know that A Light in the Window is on e-sale right now for only $2.99, and with 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and three awards, it's not a dog, I promsie. :)

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

LOL, AGREED, ROBYN, so let's just see what we can do about that, okay?

First of all, I invite you to check out the video to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover. Here's the link to that if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

And if you don't win it here, the good news is that ALITW on e-sale right now for only $2.99, and with 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and three awards, you won't be sorry, I promise! :)

THEN, as a side bonus ... I have a FREE DOWNLOAD right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

So there's some reading material for you, my friend, and if you do read and like any of them, PLEASE let me know, okay?

Hugs and Happy Reading!!
Julie

Thand for the chance to win these books.

Thand for the chance to win these books.

Thanks for a chance to win these books! I think I would really enjoy reading them. I love historical Christian fiction.

Cool! Thanks for chance to win another book of yours. love to you

would love to win these books.

Ok Jules... You know that I am going to come and comment cause I am still looking to fill that goal to own each of your book in the real !!! lol Can't miss a great giveaway !!!
Love you much
Linda Marie Finn
faithfulacresbodysoulspirit@gmail.com

JEAN, you are MORE than welcome, my friend, so thanks for coming by!!

And I invite you to check out the video to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which is one of the three books I'm giving away in this contest. It has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover, so I hope you enjoy it. Here's the link to the video if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

THEN ... I have a FREE DOWNLOAD right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Thanks SO MUCH for coming by and GOOD LUCK in the contest!

Hugs,
Julie

ABLST NLKI, I SO appreciate you coming by, and you are MORE than welcome, my friend!!

And I invite you to check out the video to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which is one of the three books I'm giving away in this contest. It has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover, so I hope you enjoy it. Here's the link to the video if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

THEN ... I have a FREE DOWNLOAD right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Thanks SO MUCH for coming by and GOOD LUCK in the contest!

Hugs,
Julie

LINDA MARIE!!! SOOOOOO good to see you here, my friend, and here's to a win!!

And knowing your luck, you're bound to walk away with the prize, kiddo, so I won't even wish you good luck because you have more than law allows when it comes to my giveaways! ;)

But I will say GOD BLESS, so you go, girl!

Hugs,
Julie

APPLE BLOSSOM!!! Sooooo good to see you here, my friend, so fingers crossed for a win. Hope all is well with you and love you right back!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

Trust me, JEN, I would LOVE for you to win these books, too, so GOOD LUCK in the draw!

And I invite you to check out the video to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which is one of the three books I'm giving away in this contest. It has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover, so I hope you enjoy it. Here's the link to the video if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

THEN ... I have a FREE DOWNLOAD right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by and God bless!

Hugs,
Julie

I'm so glad you came by and entered to win Julie's books!! Good luck!

Thank you! I've loved each and every one!

Thanks! I still can't believe how long I've been doing this. Guess that's what happens when you love what you do!

Thank you and here's to a win!!

It's a great book!! Good luck!

A Light in the Window is a perfect for a snowy day.
Good luck!

Good luck, Apple Blossom!!

Thank you for offering your books. I love them.

Congrats on your success. Your books really help me to think about who God is.

Sonnetta_jones(at)hotmail(dot)com

I love you 💕 talented lady you are a blessing to so many!

Awesome giveaway!
richmond.abigail@gmail.com

Aw, SONNETTA, thank you SO very much for your really sweet comment -- that blesses me more than I can say. Helping people to think about Who God is is my primary aim in my career, so there's no better compliment to a Christian author.

Thank you again, my friend, and God bless you!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK!
Julie

AMY!!! Thanks for coming by, my sweet friend, and trust me, it's reader friends like YOU who are a blessing to me and so many other authors, so GOD BLESS YOU for your support and prayers!!

Sure hope I can send you these winning copies, sweetie-pie, so GOOD LUCK!

Hugs,
Julie

ABIGAIL!! Thanks SO much for coming by and here's hoping it nets you a win! But if you don't win, I have a FREE DOWNLOAD going on right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Also, I invite you to check out the video to one of the giveaway books in this contest, Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover. It is on e-sale right now for only $2.99, so here's the link to the video if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

Thanks, Abigail, for coming by and GOOD LUCK in the contest!

Hugs,
Julie

Great giveaway. My email is kirstenrinehart@gmail.com

KIRSTEN!!!

Thanks for coming by to celebrate Andi's blogaversary and good luck in the giveaway!! And like I told Abigail above, if you don't win, I do have a FREE DOWNLOAD going on right now on my novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to my new contemporary series, Isle of Hope, book 1 in my Isle of Hope Series. IOH has a five-star rating on Amazon with 166 reviews and made Family Fiction magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015, so I hope you check it out along with the free novella prequel. Here's the link:

A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Then, I invite you to check out the video for one of today's giveaway books, my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window, which has won three awards and has 277 five-star reviews on Amazon and also features my daughter, both in the video and on the book cover. Here's the link to that if you're interested:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW VIDEO

Thanks again and here's to a win!

Hugs,
Julie

Julie Lessman ALWAYS makes for a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on 10 years, that's awesome!

Ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

LIZ!!! Hey, girl, SO nice to see you here! Thanks for coming by, and here's hoping it nets you a win!

HUGS and GOOD LUCK, my friend!

Julie

 
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