For Love of Liberty (Silver Lining Ranch Book 1) by Julie Lessman Reviewed

Monday, December 18, 2017

It's no surprise that I'd have one more Julie Lessman book to review before the year ends in fourteen days. This is her kick off novella to her new series titled the Silver Lining Ranch series, and this one has some fireworks!

 About the book:

A Match Made in Heaven?
Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer?
She’s stubborn, educated, and looking
to give women the vote.
He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking
to give her a piece of his mind.
But when things heat up, they just may give each other
a piece of their hearts.

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. A lover of all things Irish, she enjoys writing close-knit Irish family sagas that evolve into 3-D love stories: the hero, the heroine, and the God that brings them together.
Author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 18 Romance Writers of America and other awards. Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also named on Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction list.
Julie’s first contemporary novel, Isle of Hope, was voted on Family Fiction magazine’s “Best of 2015” list, and Surprised by Love appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s list of “Top Ten Novels of 2014.” Her independent novel A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers' Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.
Julie has also written a self-help workbook for writers entitled Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets. You can contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at

My Thoughts:

First, isn't that cover just the cutest?? It looks like Ms. Lessman was imported onto the cover.

This story starts off with a bang. A fiery read head, a schoolmate who teased her, and a town's fourth of July celebration causing the two to work together. You can just imagine the fireworks! And Ms. Lessman capitalizes on each and every one of them!

This novella is a fun, swoony romantic start to her new series, Silver Lining Ranch. I may not have red hair, but I saw so much of myself in Liberty. She's snarky, sassy, has a tender heart, but determined to stand her ground. My husband, Mark is a cowboy, and he goads, and teases me just like Finn did to Liberty throughout the story.

While there is all kinds of romantic tension, Ms. Lessman does not neglect the inspirational thread that she is known for braiding throughout her stories, hence her tagline "Passion with a Purpose."

My Bottom Line:

For Love of Liberty is the perfect start to a new series by Julie Lessman. Both Liberty and Finn are well rounded real characters with painful baggage that we all deal with. This is a quick read, that will engage your heart, and make you laugh. I highly recommend this book.

You can purchase a copy of this book from the links below.

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble |

I received a copy of this book from Julie Lessman in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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Andi, thank you SOOOOO much for this great review -- I LOVE IT!!

And I love you, my friend!! ❤️


Julie, you are so welcome! Thanks for asking me to read it. Love you!!

Hugs!! Andi

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